Photo- Lauren Lyssy

Allen, Texas – Your defending Kelly Cup Champion Allen Americans announced today that the team has signed three players, two from last season’s roster and a newcomer. Gary Steffes, Justin Baker and David Makowski have all been signed to deals for the 2015-2016 season.

Gary Steffes is back for his second year with Allen after leading the ECHL in goals last year with 44. Steffes was second overall on the team with 73 points and finished the season a plus 31. The Grand Blanc, Michigan, native played in nine games last season for the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

Justin Baker was one of the top rookie defensemen last season in the ECHL, and finished in the top ten in scoring for the Americans with 39 points in 70 games. The native of Toronto, Ontario, was acquired via a trade before the start of last season and immediately became a top four D-man on the Americans championship roster.

David Makowski Joins the Americans after playing 44 games in Wheeling last season, where he had 19 points in 44 games. Growing up in St Louis, he began his junior career with the hometown Bandits of the North American Hockey League. He spent four seasons at the University of Denver, where he scored a total of 93 points in 142 games.

Steffes and Baker will both be attending San Jose Barracuda training camp, which begins later this month. The Americans will open ECHL camp in early October at Allen Event Center. Tickets for all 36 home games, including opening night on October 16th, are on sale NOW at or call 972-912-1000.

Group Night – Bring a group of 15 or more to an Allen Americans Hockey Game and receive discounted ticket prices. Call 972-912-1000 for more information.

Birthday Parties– Celebrate your birthday party at an Allen Americans Hockey Game. We have special birthday packages lined up for the upcoming season. Call 972-912-1000 for more information.

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