The Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League announced the signing of Alec Martinez on Monday.
"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 blueline," coach Steve Martinson said. "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." The Los Angeles defenseman lives in Allen during the off-season he brought the Stanley Cup back there over the summer. Martinez was hurt while playing in Finland back in November when a puck hit him in the face, but he appears to be fine now since he's projected to make his debut on Monday night against Quad City.