Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans and partner Globe Life are proud to announce that defenseman Nolan Kneen, has signed a contract for the 2021 season.

Nolan Kneen played his rookie season in the ECHL last year, scoring eight points in 25 games before suffering a season-ending injury.

The resident of Duncan, BC played five seasons in the Western Hockey League, playing the majority of his time with the Kamloops Blazers, where he was a teammate of both Zane Franklin and Collin Shirley.

His best numbers in junior hockey came in the 2017-2018 season with Kamloops, where he scored 37 points in 68 games (7 goals and 30 assists). He also played parts of two seasons with the Saskatoon Blades (WHL).

He joins blueliners Kris MyllariMiles Liberati and Ben Carroll as signed defensemen announced by the Americans this season.

The team will open its 13th training camp in Allen on October 9th. The season opener for the Americans is on Saturday, October 23rd against the Wichita Thunder. Call 972-912-1000 for TICKETS.

About The Allen AMERICANS Professional Hockey Club

Now in its 13th season of action in North Texas, the Allen AMERICANS Professional Hockey Club is dedicated to excellence on and off the ice, having captured two ECHL Kelly Cup Championships (2014-15 & 2015-16) and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups (2012-13 & 2013-14).  The Organization is active throughout the DFW Metroplex through its RED LAMP Foundation, which supports many local and regional charities, including the Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund. AMERICANS home games are played at the Credit Union of Texas Arena (formerly the Allen Event Center), which is located in The Village at Allen. Tickets are available at or by calling 972-912-1000.