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Alec Martinez signs with CHL’s Allen Americans

Dec 31, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

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A month and half after undergoing surgery because he took a puck to the face playing in Finland, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez will step back on the ice. This time around, he’s playing for the CHL’s Allen Americans, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Allen – a suburb of Dallas, TX – is somewhat familiar with attracting pro-level players on sojourns. NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens had a brief jaunt with the Allen Wranglers before the two sides partied ways in a very odd fashion.

Mayor’s Manor John Hoven gives some possible insight regarding how the Americans attracted Martinez: the team is partially owned by Mike Modano.

The 25-year-old blueliner is developing into a serviceable offensive defenseman for the Kings. He played 60 regular season games (12 points) and 20 postseason contests (two points) in 2011-12, averaging more than 14 minutes per night.

Perhaps his stay will be short in Allen if the lockout does end, but in the mean time, the CHL crowd gets to watch a Stanley Cup winner.

  1. fortwaynekomets - Dec 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    another Stanley cup winner joining Tue CHL, ECHL, AHL… awesome!

    better get your spots before the rosters are full for the playoffs soon!

  2. jkaflagg - Dec 31, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    While Slapshot-level goonery has largely been cut back, teams at this level still carry a few cement-heads who might try and make a name by chopping down a NHLer…..hopefully Alec will keep his head up and stay away from any serious shenanigans…..

  3. blomfeld - Dec 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    THANKS O’BRIEN, SERIOUSLY !

    For me friends, this a wonderful way to cap off a wonderful year here at PHT. That injury to Alec didn’t look good, as any trauma to the head rarely is. And I’ve been thinking about him recently with regards to how he’s doing, etc? But now like “presto” you guys come along with this uplifting story. So thanks very much for the update O’Brien and thanks very much to all of you guys there at PHT, for allowing me to speak at this forum and for putting up with my zany penchant for musical “video” accompaniment! I promise to “seriously” tone it down in going forward, okay? :)

    Friends, I’ll take this opportunity to bid you all “adieu” as I’m now off for my annual “winter” getaway to the desert down south, where “golf, chicks and warm sun” will be the order of the day for the next little while. You guys know me here at PHT as an ardent, proud and “values-driven” fan of the Los Angeles Kings. Well I’ll have you know that among other things, I’m also an accomplished, sexy, 53 year old “ball-striker” with a 12 handicap! Now my game suffered this year due to some work-related upsets. However I’m looking to bounce back in 2013 and get my handicap back into single digits … and I know that I can do it! Anyway, being the old school kind of guy that I am, when I “go away” I really go away, completely free from any “techno” incumberances like email or cell phones. Even all of these crazy women who chase after me here in Vancouver, don’t have a clue as to where I am or what I’m doing! In the meantime though, let’s keep our fingers crossed that all will be well with this CBA business eh? … don’t worry, it will be :) Take care and we’ll talk again soon friends in the new year. Bye for now, be happy, stay safe and Happy 2013 to all ! :)

    ps: Stransky always said that putting a smile on someone’s face was a job well done!

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