Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, and Globe Life announced today the club has signed forward Peter MacArthur to a contract for the 2017-2018 season.
Peter MacArthur spent the last two seasons with the Adirondack Thunder, putting up seasons of 63 points in 63 games last year and 36 points in 46 games two seasons ago. The resident of Clifton Park, NY, will turn 33 years of age this June.
“Peter (MacArthur) is one of the top skilled players in the league,” said Allen Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson. “He excels at the puck possession game, which is the style we like to play.”
He played his college hockey at Boston University, where he led his team in scoring three out of the four years including a 45 point season in 2007-2008.
In addition to MacArthur, the Americans added talented rookie Tyler Coulter to the roster. Coulter is coming off a successful junior career in the Western Hockey League with the Brandon Wheat Kings, where he averaged 44 points a season for his four years in the WHL. His best numbers came in 2016-2017 when he had 63 points in 66 games.
The native of Brandon, Manitoba, turned 21 years old on September 10th. At 6-feet-1 and 200 pounds, he brings toughness to the Allen lineup. He had 100 penalty minutes last season for the Wheat Kings, averaging just under 52 penalty minutes a season over four years of junior hockey.
The Americans open training camp this Monday at the Allen Event Center Community Rink beginning at 10 AM.
The Americans open the regular season on Friday, October 13th in Rapid City, with the home opener set for Saturday, October 21st against Orlando. Season Tickets for the 2017-2018 season are on sale NOW at www.ticketmaster.com.
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About the Americans
The Allen Americans play in the ECHL, the premiere AA hockey league in North America. The Americans were established in 2009 and have won four AA championships in eight full seasons of minor pro hockey. In those eight seasons, Allen has qualified for the playoffs every year with five trips to the league finals. Allen will enter its fourth season in the ECHL this October, after playing five years in the now defunct Central Hockey League.