Augusta, GA –Augusta Lynx Head Coach Bob Ferguson announced today that forward and leading goal-scorer Aaron Slattengren has signed a Professional Tryout Agreement with the Providence Bruins, member of the American Hockey League. The forward could make his Providence debut Friday night when the club hosts the Lowell Devils.
Slattengren, 26, began this season with the Augusta Lynx of the ECHL, where he currently leads the league in goals and ranks fifth in points. On the year, the third-year pro has 28 goals and 16 assists for 44 points, along with 30 penalty minutes in 33 ECHL games. In addition, Slattengren has appeared in five contests with the AHL's Manitoba Moose, going scoreless over a nearly two-week stint that ended January 7th. The Duluth, Minnesota, native is having a career season, becoming the first player this season to win the ECHL's In Glas Co Player of the Week award twice, as well as being named to the American Conference squad for the 2008 Chase Chevrolet ECHL All-Star Game taking place on January 23rd in Stockton, California.
Slattengren has registered nine multiple-point outings for Augusta, none more impressive than a record-setting four-goal, three-assist contest against the Pensacola Ice Pilots on November 27, 2007. His seven points set a Lynx team record while his plus-eight rating in the 9-1 win tied the ECHL's single-game record. Slattengren has two additional hat tricks on the year. A four-year standout for the Colorado College Tigers from 2002-06, the undrafted winger has seen time with six different clubs since turning pro, including the AHL's Portland Pirates, Iowa Stars and Manitoba, as well as the Idaho Steelheads, Phoenix Roadrunners and Augusta of the ECHL. Slattengren has 49 goals, 42 assists and 91 points in 102 career games, 11 at the AHL level.
Providence is the top team in the AHL with a record of 30-7-2-1 and 63 points.
The Augusta Lynx are currently on a six-game, three week road trip until they return home on Friday, February 1st against the Pensacola Ice Pilots at 7:35pm at the James Brown Arena. Ccontinuing season-long 10th anniversary celebration, all tickets to the game on February 1st are just $10, and the Lynx will have the world-famous Skip Banks, the Human Balloon Man performing at the game. Visit www.augustalynx.com or call 706-724-4423 for more information on Lynx ticket packages, pricing and upcoming events.