Allen, Texas – The two-time defending Presidents’ Cup Champion Allen Americans announced the signing today of defenseman Aaron Gens to a contract for the 2014-2015 Central Hockey League season.
“Aaron is a solid two way defenseman,” said Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson. “He helps to make us one of the highest skilled defensive units in AA hockey.”
Aaron Gens comes to Allen after spending the last couple of seasons in the ECHL with Reading and Evansville. The native of Minnesota is a right handed shot, standing 6’1 and just a little over 200 pounds. He played seven games in the American Hockey League in 2012 with the Lake Erie Monsters, following four years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He averaged over 15 points a season in college, with his best numbers coming 2010-2011, when he had 19 assists in 38 games.
“I’m so excited to be coming to Allen,” said Gens. “The Americans have quickly become one of the top franchises in minor pro hockey. I feel I can add scoring from the blue-line and contribute to what should be a very skilled defensive unit. Coach Martinson is a great coach with a winning track record and I’m looking forward to playing for him” I can’t wait to meet all of the great people in Texas and get the season started as we build towards bringing another championship to Allen.
Gens, who attended Washington Capitals development camp in 2012, will add some big depth to the power play in Allen, which already includes Kevin Young, Tyler Ludwig and Jeremy Beaudry, all gifted offensive-minded defensemen.
The Americans will open their sixth season in the CHL this October, with the 2014-2015 schedule announcement due out soon. Allen Americans season tickets are on sale now at www.allenamericans.comor call (972) 912-1000.
Pick a Seat, Meet n Greet – Next Thursday, August 7th from 4-8 pm at the Allen Americans Team Store. Come pick out the “best available seats” for the 2014-2015 season. If you can’t make that day, join us on Saturday, August 23rd from 10 am-2 pm at the Team Store. “Come and Take It”