While we await additional announcements for returning players as well as new players, some of which should happen this week, I came across information you might find interesting as to the makeup of the CHL and the Allen Americans. Let's call this CHL/Allen Americans trivia. This information is taken from various sources and is from 2012-2013 rosters.
Tallest: The tallest player in the CHL at 6' 8" was Riley Emmerson who played for Missouri while the Americans tallest player was Corbin Baldwin at 6' 5".
Shortest: Shortest player in the league was Stephen Moore at 5' 3" who played a few games with Arizona. Anthony Maiani was the shortest Americans player listed as 5' 7" or 5' 8" depending on where you look.
Heaviest: Taylor Vichorek who played a couple of games for Missouri holds the distinction at 271 pounds. Taylor comes from the right place for his size as he is from Moose Lake, Minnesota. The heaviest Allen player was Alex Penner at 240 pounds.
Lightest: The lightest player in the CHL last year was Allen's leading scorer, Anthony Maiani, who on a good day weighs 160.
Oldest: Brad Smyth who played for the Denver Cutthroats was the oldest player in the league at 40 while Todd Robinson was the oldest Allen player at 35.
Youngest: At 20, Garrett Clarke was the youngest player in the league if you don't count the one game played by Alex Lavoie. Alex is 14 days younger than Clarke.
CHL Player Nationalities:
206 - Canada
153 - United States
4 - Sweden
1 - Czech Republic, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia
There have been seven players average a point a game during their Allen Americans career:
Name Games Played Points Per Game
Scott Howes 22 1.59
Justin Bowers 49 1.49
Brett Skinner 28 1.32
Bruce Graham 169 1.27
Dave Bonk 47 1.23
Colton Yellow Horn 167 1.07
Judd Blackwater 49 1.00
2013-14 ALLEN AMERICANS ROSTER
|No. Name||Pos.||HT||WT||Shoots||DOB||Hometown||Club 2012 2013|
|# 11 Phil Fox||RW||5"11||205||R||9/17/85||Stillwater, MN||Fort Worth Brahmas (CHL)|
|#27 Darryl Bootland||RW||6'2||200||R||11/2/81||Bradford, ONT||Allen Americans (CHL)|
|# 43 John Snowden||RW||6"1||210||R||1/12/82||Everett, WA||Fort Worth Brahmas|
|# 91 Alex Lavoie||C||5"10||170||R||11/17/92||Anjou, PQ||Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)|
|# 3 Tyler Ludwig||D||6'1||205||R||5/24/85||Rhinelander, WI||Allen Americans (CHL)|
|# 7 Daniel Tetrault||D||6"0||205||R||9/4/79||Labroquerie, MAN||Peoria Rivermen (AHL)|
|# 24 Trevor Ludwig||D||6'1||210||L||5/24/85||Rhinelander, WI||Allen Americans (CHL)|
|# 51 Garrett Clarke||D||6'1"||210||L||11/3/92||Windsor, NS||Allen Americans (CHL)|