June 18, 2010
Macias, Hollweg re-sign with Avs, Coyotes, respectively
Two pros from California who spent this past season in the AHL re-signed with their respective clubs recently.
The Colorado Avalanche re-signed defenseman Ray Macias (Long Beach) on Thursday, while one week earlier the Phoenix Coyotes re-upped left wing Ryan Hollweg (Downey).
Macias, 23, was Colorado's sixth choice (fourth round, No. 124 overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut during the 2008-09 season, notching an assist in six games with the Avalanche.
The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Macias played the entire 2009-10 season with Lake Erie of the AHL, registering 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in 52 games. He played for the LA Jr. Kings, among other clubs, before a four-season career with Kamloops of the WHL. He scored 70 points in his last season of Juniors.
Hollweg, 27, played in 53 games for San Antonion, recording 10 points (4-6). Hollweg was selected by the New York Rangers in the eighth round (238th overall) of the 2001 draft.
In 225 career NHL games with the Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 5-10, 212-pound Hollweg had 14 points (5-9) and 349 penalty minutes. He played Junior hockey for Medicine Hat of the WHL, where he averaged exactly a point per game in 233 games. He also was a member of Team USA at the 2002 World Junior Championship.