Thursday, November 02, 2006

Reynolds returns to Generals to resume career

The Flint Generals have signed a familiar face in forward Bobby Reynolds.

Reynolds retired from playing after the 2004-05 season and was the head coach for Flint last year. During his only season as a head coach, he led the Generals to a 31-35-10 record. While with the Generals, Reynolds played 338 games and scored 485 points on 127 goals and 313 assists. He ended his career with back-to-back 100 point seasons, scoring 103 points his final year on 31 goals and 72 assists.

"Bobby is a great offensive player and offense is something we need more of right now," stated Flint GM Al Sims. "He still has a desire to play and wants to help the Generals organization be a success both on and off the ice. Bringing in Reynolds with his experience and skill should help the team achieve the goals we have set for the season."

Reynolds began his professional playing career during the 1989-90 season playing for the Newmarket Saints of the AHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. The last four years he played were in a Generals uniform and he played parts of two other seasons in Flint. The majority of his career was played in the AHL, IHL and in Europe. In 960 career games, he had scored 1,134 points on 477 goals and 657 assists.

Before beginning his professional career he played four years at Michigan State University where he was a teammate of current Generals goalie Jason Muzzatti for two seasons.

The 39-year-old Reynolds is expected to play his first game of the season in Chicago on Friday.


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