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Americans Sign Stanley Cup Winning Defenseman

December 31, 2012 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League announced today, the signing of defenseman Alec Martinez to a contract for the 2012-2013 season.

Martinez, played in 51 games for the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in the 2011-2012 season, scoring 6 goals, and 6 assists for 12 points with 8 penalty minutes. He had two points during last year's Stanley Cup Finals for the Kings, netting a goal and an assist versus New Jersey.

"You get a guy who just won a Stanley Cup last season with Los Angeles; he's 25 years old, a great player, a power play guy who will really help our blue line," said Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson. With all the injuries on defense, Alec will really help our power play as well as provide some great leadership."It's great timing for us."

Martinez, who lives in Allen in the off-season brought the Stanley Cup to Allen, Texas with a stop at Top Golf over the summer. He will be suited up this evening and ready to go.

The Allen Americans host the Quad City Mallards tonight at 7:05 in the annual New Year's Eve game at Allen Event Center. Tickets for tonight's game are available online at or Call 972-912-1000 for more information.

Group Tickets- Have a group that would like to attend an Americans home game? Contact the Allen Americans Group Sales Department at 972-912-1000

Allen Americans Broadcast- Listen to all Allen Americans games with Tommy Daniels streaming online at or . Be sure to catch the Steve Martinson Show every Wednesday morning at 7:20 am on KLAK with Johnny B & Carrie

Allen Americans on the Airwaves- Catch the Steve Martinson Show every Wednesday morning at 7:20 am on KLAK with Johnny B & Carrie. Richard Matvichuk joins Jason Taylor every Wednesday morning at 8:05 am on 93.1 KATY Country. Craig Ludwig talks hockey every Wednesday morning at 8:40 on Mad Rock 102.5. Americans Broadcaster Tommy Daniels and a selected Allen Americans player are in the KLAK studios every Friday morning at 7:55 am

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