Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild (NHL), and Iowa Wild (AHL) announced several transactions today.

The team signed forward Frank DiChiara over the weekend. The 6-foot-2 and 240-pound power forward joins Allen after playing the last two seasons with the Reading Royals. The Yale graduate had 59 points in 59 games last season with the Royals.

The San Jose Barracuda recalled forward Steenn Pasichnuk from Allen. The Bonnyville, ALTA, native appeared in four games for the Americans and had four penalty minutes.

Today, the Americans traded goaltender Taran Kozun to the Wheeling Nailers for cash considerations. Kozun, who served as the backup netminder in Greenville at the end of last month did not appear in a game for Allen.

The Americans return to action this weekend in Salt Lake City against the Utah Grizzlies. Allen returns home for games on March 17th and 19thTICKETS

About The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club

The Allen Americans are 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.