Allen Americans News and Notes

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Tulsa Oilers take on the Allen Americans at the BOK Center November 22, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo / Kevin Pyle

Allen Americans top scorer gone

What does Allen Americans GM / Coach Steve Martinson do when he
loses the league’s top scorer? He goes out and brings back the ECHL’s
second leading scorer.
Two season ago, Casey Pierro- Zabotel helped lead the Americans to
their 4th Championship in a road. Financial restrains let him go to
Denver last season, where he won his 2nd ECHL Champion but now he’s
back!
Chad Costello departs for Europe after being one of the most
successful ECHL players the League has seen in its history. Costello
played 309 regular season games over seven ECHL seasons (2007-08,
2011-17) and 66 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He hoisted the Kelly
Cup twice (2015, 2016) with the Allen Americans. He earned the CCM
Hockey ECHL Most Valuable Player Award three times (2011-12, 2015-16,
2016-17), the only player in league history to capture multiple MVP
awards. He led the League in scoring for three consecutive seasons
(2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17), one of just eight players in league
history to record multiple 100-point seasons and one of just four to
do so in consecutive seasons.
Costello’s 122 points will be hard to replace but Pierro-Zabotel
was the next best in the ECHL with 88!

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