Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced today that the club has signed forward Ethan Cox to a professional tryout contract (PTO).
Cox, 23, is in his first professional season and attended
training camp with the Rivermen. He has
appeared in 31 games with Peoria’s ECHL affiliate, the Alaska Aces. He
has 12 points (six goals, 6 assists), 23 penalty minutes and is a plus-4 with
the Aces. In late November, he was
signed to a PTO by the AHL’s Portland Pirates and recorded an assist against
Providence on Nov. 28.
A native of Richmond, British Columbia, Cox played the last
four seasons for Colgate University, and was named the squad's best defensive
player in both his junior and senior year while he served as the team
captain. In his four collegiate seasons
he collected 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists) in 150 games.