Rapid City, SOUTH DAKOTA – The Allen Americans of the ECHL, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and Worcester Sharks of the AHL, announced today the club has signed forward Austin Smith to a contract for the 2014-2015 season.
Austin Smith, a former fifth round pick of the Dallas Stars in 2007, was born in Texas. The Dallas native played in 38 games with the AHL’s Texas Stars. He has previous ECHL experience, scoring 28 goals with 51 points in 42 games from 2012-2014.
“Austin is a proven scorer,” said Americans Head Coach and GM Steve Martinson. “He will help make us the most potent offensive team I’ve ever coached.”
Smith was a top notch collegiate player at Colgate University, scoring 79 goals with 81 assists for 160 points in four years in the NCAA. He averaged just over a point a game, at 1.05 points per game.
Austin Smith will join the club the next week when the Americans return home to play the Tulsa Oilers next Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th at Allen Event Center. Tickets for all Americans home games are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or call (972) 912-1000 for more information.
Photo credit – Texas Stars