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ECHL Champions Sign Ludwig and Clarke

September 24, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen, Texas - The ECHL Kelly Cup Champion Allen Americans announced today that the club has signed defensemen Trevor Ludwig and Garrett Clarke to contracts for the 2015-2016 season. Trevor has been here for all three Allen titles, while Clarke was a part of 2013 & 2015 championship runs.

Trevor Ludwig was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; however he has spent the majority of his life in Dallas/Fort Worth. He played his junior hockey with the former Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League from 2002-2004. He was a 6th round draft pick of the Dallas Stars in the 2004 entry draft. He has 144 games at the American Hockey League level.

Allen Americans Defensemen Garrett Clarke and Trevor Ludwig
Allen Americans Defensemen Garrett Clarke and Trevor Ludwig
(Allen Americans, Credit: Melissa Warren)

"Trevor Ludwig is a steady stay home defenseman that moves the puck well," said Americans Head Coach and GM Steve Martinson. "With Garrett Clarke we get a physical player who has the potential for a breakout offensive season."

Garrett Clarke is back for his third season with the Allen Americans. He returned to Allen last year, after spending the 2013-2014 season with the, now dark, Arizona Sundogs. Clarke had one of his best seasons as a pro in 2014-2015 with 13 points in 57 games, while racking up 205 penalty minutes. Clarke has been a versatile player in Steve Martinson's lineup, playing both up front and on defense. The native of Windsor, Nova Scotia, will turn 24 this November.

Group Night - Bring a group of 15 or more to an Allen Americans Hockey Game and receive discounted ticket prices. Call 972-912-1000 for more information.

Birthday Parties- Celebrate your birthday party at an Allen Americans Hockey Game. We have special birthday packages lined up for the upcoming season. Call 972-912-1000 for more information.

Americans in the Community- Have an upcoming event you would like to have the Allen Americans be a part of? Contact us at 972-912-1000 or

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Allen Americans Defensemen Garrett Clarke and Trevor Ludwig
Allen Americans Defensemen Garrett Clarke and Trevor Ludwig

(Melissa Warren)

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