On Tuesday October 27th, the Allen Americans announced the signing of Canadian defensemen Turner Ottenbreit. The two sides agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season. Ottenbreit returns to the hockey club following a season that saw him make an impact at the both the AHL and ECHL levels.
He split 2019-20 between the Allen Americans and Iowa Wild. In his 17 games with the Americans, Ottenbreit recorded amassed 11 points, having racked up one goal along with 10 assists.
A native of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Ottenbreit began his pro hockey career in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage. At six-foot-four and 205 pounds, his signing brings additional skill as well as size to the blue line for Allen.
In a statement from Steve Martinson on Thursday, head coach of the Allen Americans, he said of the team’s latest signing, “Turner’s combination of skill and toughness makes for a rock-solid defensemen. He plays a physical style of hockey against the opposing team’s top players.”
Ottenbreit joins a pair of defensemen in Cody Corbett, Ben Carroll, Cole Fraser and Les Lancaster. The Americans are set to partake in a 72-game season starting December 11th. They take on the Oilers in their season opener. Allen will play their home opener on December 18th against the Rapid City Rush.