Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced Wednesday that the
club has signed forward Chris Bruton
from the Rivermen ECHL affiliate, the Alaska Aces.
21, has recorded five goals, six assists and 58 penalty minutes while appearing
in all 24 games with the Aces this season.
He attended training camp with the Rivermen and played in both preseason
games, recording five penalty minutes.
season, he finished his collegiate career at Acadia University in Wolfville,
Nova Scotia. He had 21 points (eight
goals, 13 assists) in 19 games and finished his three seasons at Acadia with 74
points (34 goals, 40 assists).
to attending college, Bruton played four seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the
Western Hockey League (WHL). During his final season with Spokane (2007-08),
the Chiefs won the WHL and the Memorial Cup.
He served as the team’s captain and put up his best offensive numbers
with 26 goals, 37 assists and 63 points to go along with a plus-33 rating and
99 penalty minutes. He contributed
another 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 21 playoff games.
is expected to join the Rivermen for their games this weekend as Peoria travels
to Rockford for a game on Friday night at 7:05 p.m.