ALLEN, Texas – After a long summer being reminded of the worst season in Allen Americans history the page officially turns today as the team took to the ice to begin the 2019-20 season. Here’s a photo of the team taking to the ice for the first time together this morning:

Photo: Barry Janssen/Twitter @AllenAmericans1You will definitely need a program with so many new players on the ice.
Here is the status of the roster as of today. Steve Martinson has 19 players under contract:

Forwards:

Spencer Asuchak
Jacob Doty
Gabriel Gagne
Alex Guptill
Mike Hedden
Regan Nagy
Shawn O’Donnell
Brett Pollock
Jason Salvaggio
Braylon Shmyr
Jordan Topping

Defensemen:

Josh Atkinson
Kayle Doetzel
Les Lancaster
Turner Ottenbreit
Ben Owen
Matt Register

Goalies:

Jake Paterson
Evan Weninger

From what I can determine, there are five players on the list above still at AHL training camps. The rest are either back in Allen or on their way back. Here are the five still at AHL camps:

Iowa Wild:

Josh Atkinson
Les Lancaster
Matt Register

Ontario Reign:

Jake Doty

Toronto Marlies:

Ragan Nagy

Iowa has assigned six of their contracted players to the Americans:

Forwards:

Olivier Archambault
Tyler Sheehy

Defensemen:

Alex Breton
Stepan Falkovsky
Jack Sadek

Goalie:

Dereck Baribeau

– The final component of the training camp roster is up to five players that have been invited to tryout. I don’t have the names but Martinson did share with me that three of the tryout players are from the DFW area. I will have the names tomorrow.

– With the addition of the six Wild contracted players to the Allen roster, the total number of AHL games played by the entire group (25 players) is now at 1140.

Did You Know?

The 2019-20 season will be the 11th for the Allen franchise. While Allen missed the playoffs last season the success over the last 10 seasons is unparalleled. Here are the results:

4 – championships (ECHL & CHL)
1 – loss in the finals
1 – third-round loss
1 – second-round loss
2 – first-round losses
1 – out of playoffs