Allen Americans News and Notes

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, October 7th, 2017


By Richard Pollak

Americans name veteran Defenseman as Captain
The Allen Americans Head Coach and GM Steve Martinson announced
that the club has named defenseman Joel Chouinard team captain for the
2017-2018 season. He becomes the eighth captain in Allen team history,
joining Jarret Lukin (2009-2010), Tobias Whelan (2010- 2011), Jason
Deitsch for two seasons (2011-2012 & 2012-2013), Mike Berube
(2013-2014), Jamie Schaafsma (2014-2015) and Chad Costello & Gary
Steffes (co-captains 2015-2016 and 2016-2017).
“I am beyond excited to be given this great opportunity to be
captain of the Allen Americans,” said Chouinard. “It will be an honor
to wear the C because so many great players in this organization have
worn it before me. I’m really excited about the team Marty has put
together again this year and I can’t wait for October.”
The native of Sherbrooke, PQ, now residing in Dallas, is in his
second season with the Americans. He put up his best offensive numbers
as a professional last year, with 10 goals and 34 assists for 44
points. Chouinard led all players in plus/ minus last season with a
plus 47 and was named the ECHL Plus Performer of the Year. He will
start his eighth professional season this October.


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