Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken (NHL), announced today the team has sent the rights to forward Zane Franklin, to the Reading Royals, completing the trade that brought forward Josh Winquist to the Americans.
The Americans put Zane Franklin on their protected list this season and owned his ECHL rights until today’s trade. Franklin is currently attending the University of Saskatchewan, where he has 26 points in 20 games this season (6 goals and 20 assists).
Since joining the Americans, Winquist has 16 points in 15 games that includes a hat trick on Wednesday night in the Americans 3-2 overtime win over the Kansas City Mavericks.
Allen returns to action on Friday night in Kansas City, and then on to Tulsa on Saturday night before returning home to Allen on Sunday afternoon at 2:05 pm for a second date with the Oilers.
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.
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 4 AMERICANS having moved up to play in the NHL.
Tickets for home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center are available at AllenAmericans.com/tickets or by calling 972-912-1000.