Rapid City, SD – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, and Head Coach Steve Martinson announced the opening night roster today, as the club arrived in Rapid City to open the 2017-2018 season.
The Americans have arguably the most talented and deepest roster the club has ever had in its nine years as a professional club, and its fourth as a member of the ECHL.
Below is the list of players by position:
Forwards: Zach Hall, Zach Pochiro, Tanner Eberle, Vincent Arseneau, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Jonathan Lessard, Olivier Archambault, Spencer Asuchak, Bryan Moore, Alex Schoenborn and Mathieu Aubin
Defenseman: Dalton Thrower, Jaynen Rissling, Mike Gunn, Miles Liberati, Eric Roy, Josh Thrower and David Makowski
Goalies: Riley Gill and Stephon Williams
Reserve: Joel Chouinard and Peter MacArthur
The Americans have 11 returning players from last season’s roster, and three returning after time away from Allen; Jonathan Lessard, Vincent Arseneau and Casey Pierro-Zabotel.
The Americans arrived in Rapid City today, just after 12:00 PM Mountain Time. The two-time Kelly Cup Champions will open the regular season with back to back games against the Rapid City Rush on Friday and Saturday nights.