Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, and partner Globe Life, are proud to announce that the team has signed defenseman Cole Fraser for the 20-21 season.

“Cole has a lot of upside,” noted Allen Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson. “He’s young and has all the tools. He has the ability to hit like a truck, and that’s something you can’t coach or teach. Players either have it or they don’t and Cole has it.”

Cole Fraser joined the Americans last season, playing in 36 games while contributing 8 points and 84 penalty minutes. He played with Kansas City (ECHL) during the preseason. The 6-foot-2 and 210-pound blueliner will turn 21 years old later this month.

“I’m excited to be back in Allen for another season, said Fraser. “It was sad how last season ended with the great group of guys in our room. I truly thought we had a good chance to win it all. I’m looking forward to getting everything going this year”

The Carleton Place, Ontario, native played his junior hockey in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes. He put up 54 points and 277 penalty minutes over four seasons.

The Allen Americans open the regular season on Friday, October 16th against the Rapid City Rush. Click here for the complete 20-21 home schedule.

About the Allen Americans

The Allen Americans are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League‘s Iowa Wild. Championship Hockey is the backbone of the American’s franchise since being founded prior to the 2009-10 season, 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. The Allen Americans, owned by nationally respected “Serial Entrepreneur “Jack D. Gulati, begin their 12th season of professional hockey this Fall, with the home opener set for Friday, October 16 at 7:05 pm against the Rapid City Rush.  Fans can reserve season tickets now by visiting www.AllenAmericans.com or by calling 972-912-1000.