The Milwaukee Admirals have announced that Derek Army will be returning to the team for the 2017-18 season on a one-year AHL contract. Army had previously joined the Admirals from the Wheeling Nailers on a professional try-out contract during the 2016-17 season.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI—The Admirals announced today that the club has signed forward Derek Army to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season.
Army joined the Admirals mid-season last year and played in 37 games for the team, scoring seven goals and adding five assists for 12 points, while finishing with a +8 rating. He began the year with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL where he notched 17 points (12g-5a) in 28 games before being recalled by the Ads.
A native of North Kingstown, RI, Army had played in 36 AHL games with Portland, Ontario, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before joining the Admirals last year. In 2015-16 he recorded four goals and added five assists in the playoffs while helping the Nailers reach the Kelly Cup Finals. Army played four years of college hockey at Providence College, including one year while his dad, Tim Army, was the head coach.
Army and the Admirals will kick of the 2017-18 campaign in Iowa against the Wild on Oct. 7. They will begin the home portion of the schedule on Friday, October 20th at 7 pm against the Hershey Bears at Panther Arena.
Individual tickets for next season will go on sale at a future date. However, season tickets for 2017-18 are on sale now and start for as little as $135. For more information, or to purchase season tickets, fans should visit www.milwaukeeadmirals.com or call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.
Army enjoyed his longest run in the AHL this past season as a member of the Admirals. He logged 37 games and contributed 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) in that time while playing at center and on the wing. He also produced 17 points (12 goals, 5 assists) in 28 games with Wheeling in the ECHL last season prior to signing his PTO Contract that brought him to Milwaukee.
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