Promotion
  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Allen Trades Gavin Gould for Power Forward Stefan Fournier, Player Profile, Allen’s All Time Hat Trick Stats, 3rd Period Comebacks and More

Allen Trades Gavin Gould for Power Forward Stefan Fournier, Player Profile, Allen’s All Time Hat Trick Stats, 3rd Period Comebacks and More

Tuesday, February 21st
BloggerImage

It is getaway day for the Allen Americans as they will leave for Utah early this evening where the team will take on the Grizzlies tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. All games will start at 8:10 pm CST.  Utah will also be traveling today after a grueling east coast swing that saw the Grizzlies play in Greenville on Wednesday, Savannah on Friday and Orlando on Sunday and Monday. Utah finished the four games with a record of 3-0-1-0 with the one loss coming last night. The Grizzlies lost to Orlando 6-5 in overtime. Allen could catch a tired Utah team tomorrow night.

– The big news yesterday was Allen acquiring power forward Stefan Fournier in a trade with Wichita. Allen traded Gavin Gould, who was acquired in a trade with South Carolina (for Jackson Leppard) a month ago. Gould played 13 games for Allen and had eight points (1G, 7A). This could end up being a good trade for both teams. Allen has gotten roughed up some the last two series against Fort Wayne and Florida. Adding a 6’4″ 220 pound forward to the third line in place of 5′ 8″ 155 pound forward should fix that. It could also be a great opportunity for Gould in Wichita. With Allen’s roster he was not going to crack the top two lines. If Gould gets top six time for the Thunder, which is likely, he has shown he can produce as he did in Allen last season scoring 26 points in 23 games.

– Stefan Fournier is a 30-year-old, 10-year professional who has bounced around between the ECHL, AHL and Europe. Allen will be his 14th team. Fournier has spent parts of five seasons in Wichita starting in 2018-19. Since 2018-19 he is #1 in goals (79), #2 in games played (188), #2 in points (145), #3 in assists (66), and #2 in penalty minutes (250) for Wichita. Here are Fournier’s stats by league:

  • ECHL – 268 games, 176 points (96G, 80A) and 481 PIMS
  • AHL – 142 games, 23 points (11G, 12A) and 340 PIMS
  • Europe – 15 games, (5G, 6A) and 128 PIMS

– Here is a video interview with Stefan Fournier from a month ago when he was in Cardiff which will give you an idea of what makes him tick: https://youtu.be/gzqiVNBxGqY

– Utah lost last night in overtime and gained one point on Allen. Both teams have played 49 games, Allen has 49 points to Utah’s 47. The three games this week will likely decide which team occupies the fourth playoff spot after Saturday night. Kansas City is in third place with 50 points and is on the road for three games against Florida. If the Mavericks get swept by the Everblades both Utah and Allen could jump Kansas City and be in third and fourth place by week’s end. Like I said yesterday, Allen is currently in fourth place and just as close to second place as last place (7 points) in the division. Allen needs to meet the goal coach Costello set six weeks ago of winning two of every three games. If the Americans can come away from Utah will four points, they will be guaranteed of no worse than fourth place.

– Despite Allen’s great play the last two months the Americans still have a negative goal differential. The Americans have scored 169 goals and allowed 180 for a -11 goal differential. Compare that to the top of the Mountain Division, Idaho has scored a league leading 202 goals and allowed a league leading 107 goals for a hard to believe goal differential of +95.

– The Americans have had 34 hat tricks since joining the ECHL is 2014-15. Allen has four hat tricks this season, two each by Liam Finlay and Colton Hargrove. They join a select group of Allen players with multiple hat tricks in a single season since the Americans joined the ECHL. At the top of the list is Bryan Moore, the only Allen players with three hat tricks in a season (2016-17). Players with two hat tricks in a season:

  • Liam Finlay (2022-23)
  • Colton Hargrove (2022-23)
  • Branden Troock (2021-22)
  • Greger Hanson (2016-17)
  • Jack Combs (2014-15)

Another exclusive club is defensemen with hat tricks. Allen has had three, Les Lancaster (2020-21), Alex Breton (2018-19) and Konrad Abeltshauser (2014-15).

DID YOU KNOW: The ECHL Stats post today is about third period comebacks. Allen has comeback in the third period to win just three times this season on a record of 3-21-0-0. That is a points percentage of .125 when trailing after the second period.

3rd period comebacks are very rare. The combined ECHL record this season for teams trailing after the 2nd period is 68-448-37–7, a points percentage of just .161.– Jacksonville has the most 3rd period comebacks with a record of 7-14-0-0 (.333).– Cincinnati has the best 3rd period comeback points percentage at .400 (5-8-0-2).– Trois Rivières is the only ECHL team without a 3rd period comeback (0-21-0-0).– Norfolk has the most losses when trailing after the 2nd period. The Admirals have just one 3rd period comeback win with a record of 1-27-1-0 (.052). 

The post Allen Trades Gavin Gould for Power Forward Stefan Fournier, Player Profile, Allen’s All Time Hat Trick Stats, 3rd Period Comebacks and More appeared first on Allen Americans Hockey Club.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Kansas City Mavericks
Allen Americans
Friday, October 25th
Kansas City Mavericks @ Allen Americans
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM CDT
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Kansas City Mavericks
KC Kansas City Mavericks
at
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Kansas City Mavericks
Allen Americans
Saturday, October 26th
Kansas City Mavericks @ Allen Americans
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM CDT
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Kansas City Mavericks
KC Kansas City Mavericks
at
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Wichita Thunder
Allen Americans
Wednesday, October 30th
Wichita Thunder @ Allen Americans
Puck Drops:
10:30 AM CDT
Credit Union of Texas Event Center
Wichita Thunder
WIC Wichita Thunder
at
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
Credit Union of Texas Event Center

Latest News

More News
Americans hire their next Head Coach
Americans hire their next Head Coach
Americans announce protected list
Americans announce protected list
Americans announce 2024-2025 regular season schedule
Americans announce 2024-2025 regular season schedule

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!