Finally we have the official announcement that the face of the Americans franchise will return for his fifth season. Whether you know him as Luky, Keeper of Narnia, Flow Brother, or Jarret, his return was much anticipated and very welcomed. Lukin is the only member of the one ice part of the Americans franchise (coaches, players, trainer, equipment manager) that has been in Allen from the beginning. He ranks in the top five all time in every offensive category and is the all time leader in games played and shorthanded goals. A hard working two way player who leads by example, Jarret has been voted best penalty killer and best defensive forward in the CHL Best of the Best awards. Welcome back Jarret!!
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Here is the official press release courtesy of the Allen Americans:
Fan favorite Jarret Lukin returns
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans are proud to announce that forward Jarret Lukin will be back with the Americans for a fifth straight season.
The announcement was made today via video at the Americans Team Store to a good size crowd who gathered to see who the next player signed would be. The crowd cheered as Jarret Lukin’s face appeared on the screen.
“I’m happy to be back with the Americans for a fifth year said Lukin, the Calgary, Alberta native. “It feels like home here, and I can’t wait to get back to Texas and defend our title.”
Jarret Lukin has played in the most games in Allen Americans history with 220. He has 72 goals and 80 assists for 152 points. He’s third on the all-time points list in Americans history behind only Colton Yellow Horn (178) and Bruce Graham (214). He has played with the Americans longer than any other team in his pro career.
Lukin who won his first professional championship last season with Allen has played a total of seven games at the American Hockey League level for the Rochester Americans and Lake Erie Monsters.
“With Jarret you get a hard working physical player who leads by example,” said Allen Americans Head Coach Steve Martinson.
The Americans who are celebrating their fifth anniversary this season play the home opener on Sunday, October 20th against the Wichita Thunder.
Season tickets are on sale NOW by calling 972-912-1000. www.allenamericans.com