Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, and Globe Life announced today that defenseman Miles Liberati has signed a contract for the 2017-2018 season.
The 6’1, 200 pound defenseman from Cheswick, Pennsylvania was acquired last season from the Reading Royals. In 34 games for Allen, Liberati had 12 points and finished a plus 18 for the season.
“I’m very excited and honored to have signed back in Allen for another season”, said Miles Liberati. “I know we have more to give this year having not made it as far as we usually do, and I’m confident that Coach Martinson will put together a team that can do it once again. Looking forward to October”
The former 7th Round Draft Pick of the Vancouver Canucks was taken 205th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He played his junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the London Knights for two seasons, followed by two and half seasons with the North Bay Battalion and a half season with the Kitchener Rangers. His best numbers came with North Bay in 2014-2015, when he had 38 points in 67 games, including a junior career-high 11 goals.
“Miles has more skill than his stats showed from last year, said Americans Head Coach and Head of Hockey Operations Steve Martinson. “I’m expecting a breakout year from him”.
The Americans open the regular season on Friday, October 13th in Rapid City, with the home opener on Saturday, October 21st against Orlando. Click here for the complete 2017-2018 schedule.
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.