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Mavericks Acquire Eric Neilson from Monarchs

January 19, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

INDEPENDENCE, MO - The Missouri Mavericks announced Tuesday afternoon that they have acquired right wing, Eric Neilson from the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL) in exchange for future considerations.

Neilson, 31, started his 2015-16 season with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (Round 5, #143 overall). The Fredericton, NB native started his pro career with the Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) in 2005 and made his first AHL appearance during the 2007-08 season for the Peoria Rivermen.

Eric Neilson, St. John's IceCaps 2015 (Photo Courtesy: St. John's IceCaps)

Through 431 professional career games, Neilson has accrued 1,280 penalty minutes. The 6'2", 206lb winger will wear number 28 for the Missouri Mavericks.

The Mavericks return home to Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Friday, Jan. 22 to face the Tulsa Oilers at 7:05p.m. The Mavs are celebrating Mac's (mascot) Birthday with all of his mascot friends, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Mac bobble head upon entrance. Doors open at 6:00p.m.

Tickets for all Missouri Mavericks home games are available online at and in-person at the arena box office.

Don't miss the biggest hockey home-stand in Kansas City history as the Mavs play 14 home games over the course of 31 days (Jan. 22 - Feb. 21) at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Full game and promotions schedule available at

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Right Wing Eric Neilson with the St. John's IceCaps
Right Wing Eric Neilson with the St. John's IceCaps

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