AMERICANS SIGN FORMER KELLY CUP MVP
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans have signed top line forward Scott Howes to a contract for the 2012-2013 season. Howes is a former playoff MVP in the ECHL, with the Alaska Aces in 2011.
“Having a playoff MVP gives us the leadership and experience that is vital to what we want to ultimately achieve as an organization,” said Americans Coach Steve Martinson. “We are excited that Scott looked at what the Americans have to offer from quality of life to AHL opportunity and choose to sign here in Allen Texas.”
Scott Howes comes to Allen after playing in 49 games last season for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. In those 49 games, Howes netted 11 goals, along with 11 assists, for 22 points. Prior to that, he skated in six games for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL, where he scored four points in six games before being called up to Bridgeport. Howes had one other American Hockey League stint in 2008-2009, where he played in five games for the Manitoba Moose.
The native of Toronto, Ontario, played his junior hockey in the QMJHL. Howes skated in 54 games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs from 2006-2008. He played one season with the Saint John Sea Dogs, where he scored a career-high 42 goals and 70 points in 59 games.
The Allen Americans open training camp on October 8th to begin their 4th season in the Central Hockey League. Allen opens the regular season at home on October 20th against the Arizona Sundogs.