WINDSOR, CO – The Colorado Eagles announced Thursday they have agreed to terms with forward Casey Pierro-Zabotel for the 2016-17 season.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound center won an ECHL Championship last season with the Allen Americans, collecting 47 points in 58 regular season games and adding another 16 points in 24 playoff contests.
“I’m looking forward to having a chance to win another Kelly Cup and to do that with this team,” said Pierro-Zabotel.
The former 3rd round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2007 NHL Draft has posted 344 points in 406 ECHL games and was named to the ECHL All-Star Game in 2013, which was played at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado. In addition, Pierro-Zabotel has also appeared in 17 AHL contests, netting one goal and two assists with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Charlotte Checkers and Norfolk Admirals.
“Casey is not only a terrific centerman that can win critical face-offs, but he also plays as a true power forward, creating scoring chances by working hard in front of the net,” said Eagles general manager Chris Stewart.
The Kamloops, British Columbia native enjoyed a highly-decorated career at the major junior level, leading the WHL in assists (79) and points (115) in 72 games during his final season with the Vancouver Giants. He would also be named to the WHL and CHL West All-Star Teams during that same season. In total, Pierro-Zabotel would generate 163 points in 121 WHL contests. Prior to that, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the BCHL in 2007 when he amassed 116 points in just 55 games with the Merritt Centennials.
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