Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild (NHL), and partner Globe Life announced today the team has signed goalie Jake Paterson to the active roster.

Jake Paterson is back for a third time with the Americans. The 26-year-old netminder played in 14 games with the team during the 17-18 season, after being loaned to Allen from Milwaukee (AHL).

Paterson appeared in 28 games for Allen last season and posted a record of 18-5-4.

The Mississauga, ONT, native was a former third round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings, during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Americans return to action this weekend with back to back road games on Saturday in Kansas City, and Sunday in Tulsa.

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.