San Diego Gulls Reassign Goaltender Daniel Mannella To TulsaNov 26, 2022
The San Diego Gulls announced today the American Hockey League (AHL) club has reassigned goaltender Daniel Mannella to the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL.
Mannella, 27 (8/24/95), posted a 1-3-1 record with a .832 save percentage (SV%) in five games with Tulsa this season. In 56 career ECHL games with the Oilers, the Woodbridge, Ontario native registered a 30-19-5 record with a 2.79 GAA and .900 SV%. He spent the majority of the 2021-22 season with Tulsa, posting a 29-16-4 record with two shutouts to lead all ECHL goaltenders in wins and registered a 2.60 GAA and .907 SV% to lead Tulsa. Mannella earned both ECHL Goaltender of the Week and ECHL Goaltender of the Month honors in January 2022. In addition, he went 3-4-0 with a 3.39 GAA and a .901 SV% in seven ECHL postseason contests.
The 6-1, 187-pound goaltender has appeared in three career AHL games with the Chicago Wolves, posting a 2-0-0 record with one shutout, a 1.19 goals-against average (GAA) and .955 SV%. He made 23 saves on 23 shots to earn his first career AHL shutout on Jan. 12 against Grand Rapids and played in his first career AHL game on Jan. 8 against Iowa.
In addition, the Anaheim Ducks (NHL) have assigned defenseman Urho Vaakanainen to San Diego on a long-term injury conditioning loan. Vaakanainen suffered an upper-body injury in Anaheim’s preseason game Sept. 30.