On Tuesday July 28th, the Allen Americans announced the re-signing of free agent forward Corey Durocher. Durocher was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In his 44 games during the 2019-20 season, Durocher racked up nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points. At 6’3 and 210 pounds, Durocher, 28-years-old, brings skill and size to the Americans offence.
Durocher, a native of Ottawa, Ontario played four seasons of collegiate hockey with hometown Carleton University before turning pro. Since turning pro in 2017 Durocher has played in the ECHL with the Brampton Beast, Idaho Steelheads, Kansas City Mavericks, and the Allen Americans. During his time in the ECHL Durocher has played in 144 games and has a total of 87 points. In a statement from Durocher on Tuesday, he said of his return to the team, “I’m excited to be back with the Americans. I can’t wait to be back with the boys and finish off what we started last year.”
Other Allen signings previously announced are Spencer Asuchak, Jared VanWormer, Josh Lammon, Les Lancaster, Cody Corbett and Braylon Shmyr. The Allen Americans are currently scheduled to start the upcoming season on October 16th. Should the schedule go according to plan, the Americans will welcome in the Rapid City Rush.