Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), announced today that the team has traded for defenseman Nick Albano from the Worcester Railers for future considerations.
Nick Albano played in 28 games this season for the Worcester Railers and had 18 points (5 goals and 13 assists). The 25-year-old blueliner played one season in the USHL in 2017-2018 appearing in 22 games. He spent three years at UMass-Boston, where he averaged just under 30 points per game.
“Nick (Albano) is a skilled defenseman that has good feet and deception reminiscent of Les Lancaster,” said Americans Head Coach and General Manager Steve Martinson. “He should be a good fit.”
He played 14 games in the American Hockey League this season. 13 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds (0 goals and 3 assists), and one game with the Charlotte Checkers.
The Americans return to action tonight in Tulsa after winning game one of two this weekend against the Oilers, by a 5-1 score at the BOK Center. With the victory on Friday night, the Americans jumped Tulsa in the standings moving up into fourth place in the Mountain Division. The top four teams in each division qualify for the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
About the Allen AMERICANS
The Allen AMERICANS PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY CLUB is a member of the ECHL, the world’s top Double-A hockey league, and is the affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Seattle Kraken.
The AMERICANS are a year-round interactive lifestyle brand, dedicated to our fans, partners, and the North Texas community. Beyond the sport, ice hockey connects people and improves the quality of life for all who play and watch.
Founded in 2009, the club is owned by Jack D. Gulati, known internationally as the “Serial Entrepreneur.” Championship Hockey is the backbone of the franchise, with the Red having captured back-to-back ECHL Kelly Cup Championships in 2014-15 & 2015-16 and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups in 2012-13 & 2013-14. Over the years, more than 323 players have worn the Red Sweater, with 3 AMERICANS having moved up to play in the NHL.
AMERICANS home games are played at the CUTX Event Center, located in The Village at Allen. Parking is free to all fans, and the team’s official post game parties take place nearby at Bar Louie, featuring AMERICANS players and the World Famous “Allen Ice Angels.”
Tickets for home games are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.