Reign get Peralta from Kalamazoo for Jon Landry. Updates.

The Reign have found a trade partner for Jon Landry, acquiring forward Sal Peralta from the Kalamazoo Wings on Saturday for the disgruntled defenseman.

Peralta, 26, played against Karl Taylor’s University of Waterloo squad in 2004-05 as a freshman at the University of Western Ontario, where he played from 2004-09. The 6-2, 200-pound forward  was the Mustangs’ leading scorer three out of his five years in college.

Peralta has split his first professional season between the IHL’s Quad City Mallards, and the expansion Wings, where he had four goals and 15 points in 19 games. Peralta was held scoreless in two games with Quad City.

He was in the Bakersfield Condors’ camp to begin the season but was squeezed out by the needs of the NHL-affiliate Ducks, who are without an AHL partner this season. Here’s the report in the Bakersfield Californian at the time of Peralta’s release:

The Condors released forward Sal Peralta Friday morning to open a roster spot for Dan Sexton. Sexton arrived in Bakersfield on Thursday evening and was officially assigned to the team by the Ducks on Friday. Sexton, who led Bowling Green in goals and points as a sophomore last season will make his pro debut tonight. 

“Sal is a top two line type of player,”  Condors coach Marty Raymond said, noting all of those roles were filled. “Circumstances are what they are.” 

Four players assigned by the Ducks are on the top two lines. 

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • Tom I

    From what we’ve read about Landry the past few days after he was upset on how he was being used in the Reign’s line up of late, good riddence. Perhaps this wasn’t a club to your fitting and the great town of Kalamazoo is fantastic this time of year.

    As for Sal Peralta, welcome to the fold. Play hard. Play tough. The rest will take care of itself.