Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild (NHL), and Iowa Wild (AHL) are proud to announce that Americans defenseman Les Lancaster, has been named the Warrior Hockey ECHL Player of the Month.

Les Lancaster led the Americans with 19 points during the month of May (10 goals and 19 assists). Lancaster also collected his first professional hat trick during the month as well as five power play goals.

“I am excited to be recognized as ECHL Player of the Month,” noted Lancaster. “As a team, we were able to put together a lot of wins in the month of May. Fortunately, I was able to be a big part of that stretch and hopefully we can keep it going into the playoffs.”

The native of Michigan joined the Americans last season as a rookie scoring 27 points in 34 games (5 goals and 22 assists). He also played in nine American Hockey League games last season between Iowa, Stockton, and San Antonio.

“Les (Lancaster) has been on fire this month,” said Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson. “We have a lot of scoring forwards out of the lineup. This is when you want your top players to be on their game.”

The Americans return to action tonight at 7:05 pm against the Wichita Thunder at Allen Event Center. Get your seats NOW!  

About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club

The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Team is the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League‘s Iowa Wild. Owned by nationally respected “Serial Entrepreneur” Jack D. Gulati, Championship Hockey is the backbone of the Americans franchise since being founded prior to the 2009-10 season, with the Red, White and Blue having captured two ECHL Kelly Cup Championships (2014-15 & 2015-16) and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups (2012-13 & 2013-14). Americans home games are played at the Allen Event Center, which is located in The Village at Allen. Tickets are available at or by calling 972-912-1000.