Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Welcome to Allen Bryce Aneloski

The Americans have signed amateur Bryce Aneloski From the University of Nebraska-Omaha
The Americans have signed their second amateur, Bryce Aneloski  who was playing for the University of Nebraska - Omaha (UNO). Bryce is a 6' 2" 207 pound defenseman who hails from Pekin, Illinois. Here is some info about Bryce I was able to find.

- Bryce was drafted in the 7th Round of the 2010 NHL draft by the Ottawa Senators.  Here is how he described himself at the time: Well, I think I'm a good puck-moving defenseman. I think I can make a good outlet pass. I think I can play good stick-on-stick in the d-zone and stuff like that. I'd say the biggest strength that's come this year has been my play in the offensive zone, just making a little bit more stickhandles, like the feel of the puck and stuff like that, and I think my shot, too, just by working at it this summer.

- Bryce played junior hockey for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders (USHL) from 2007-2010, the same team former Americans defenseman David Strathman played for. Bryce was in Cedar Rapids after David had left.

- One of Bryce's teammates in Cedar Rapids (2007-2009) was Dean Chelios son of NHL great Chris Chelios.

- One of his teammates at UNO was Americans minority owner Ed Belfour's son, Dayn Belfour.

- Bryce just finished his college career at University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). Last week his team lost to Minnesota State Mankato for a chance to go to the WCHA Final Five. Here is the info from the UNO media guide:

2012-13 Ice Hockey Roster

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Bryce Aneloski
#24 Bryce Aneloski Position: Defenseman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 204
Class: Senior
Hometown: Pekin, Ill.
Junior/High School Hockey: Cedar Rapids (USHL)

2011-12 (Junior)
Led UNO defensemen in scoring while registering new career highs for goals and points...one of six players to appear in all 38 games...had a pair of assists against Mercyhurst on Oct. 7...had another assist against Colgate on Oct. 8 and was named to the Mutual of Omaha Stampede All-Tournament Team...had a pair of assists at Wisconsin on Oct. 28...scored his first goal of the year (powerplay) at Wisconsin on Oct. 29...snapped a nine-game point drought with an assist against Quinnipiac on Dec. 31...had the game-winning, overtime goal at Minnesota State on Jan. 20...had another goal at Minnesota State on Jan.21 to set a new career high for goals in a season...had the game-tying goal against Bemidji State on Feb. 3, establishing a three-game goal streak...named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete on Feb. 9...had a goal at Michigan Tech on Feb. 10 and added an assist at MTU on Feb. 11...scored a goal at Colorado College on Feb. 18...had an assist against Minnesota on Feb. 24 to extend his point streak to team season high 10 games...named to the All-WCHA Academic Team on March 8.

2010-11 (Sophomore)
One of 10 players to play in all 39 games...finished second in defenseman scoring with 19 points...had a goal and an assist against British Columbia on Oct. 2...had two assists at Michigan on Oct. 22 for his first collegiate points...scored a goal and had an assist against Minnesota State on Nov. 5...had two assists against Michigan Tech on Dec. 10...had a powerplay goal at Quinnipiac on Dec. 30...registered two assists against Wisconsin on Feb. 12...had two assists on March 5 at Minnesota Duluth.

Before UNO
Was the top scorer among defensemen in the USHL in 2009-10 and was an All-USHL First Team pick, scoring 15 goals and 39 assists for 54 points in 60 games for Cedar Rapids...finished second in team scoring...registered 34 penalty minutes and had a team-best 26 powerplay points (8-18-26) while also firing a team-high 210 shots...had four more assists in five playoff games...finished with 27 goals and 59 assists for 86 career points in 157 game with Cedar Rapids and added four assists in 13 career playoff games...played 16 games for Providence College in 2008-09 and registered one assist and eight penalty minutes before returning to junior hockey.
Born April 27, 1990...son of Ronald and Stacey Aneloski...has one sister, Ashley...was selected in the seventh round, 196th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft...majoring in continuing studies.

- Here are some comments about Bryce from his college coach, Dean Blais.
Aneloski, a 6-foot-2, 204-pound defenseman from Pekin, Ill., is known for his steady play on the blue line as well as the rapid-fire tapping of his stick on the ice to call for a pass.
Aneloski, who started his career at Providence before playing his final three years with UNO, led Mav defensemen in scoring last year (six goals, 14 assists) and is second this year (4-15-19) behind only Andrej Sustr (7-14-21). He also has a plus-16 rating, third-best on the team.
“One of the first guys on the ice, one of the last to leave, one of the hardest-working defensemen day-in and day-out,” Blais said. “Another great team guy.”

Here is the info on Bryce from hockeydb:

Bryce Aneloski

Born -- Pekin, IL
[22 yrs. ago]
Height 6.02 -- Weight 207 -- Shoots R
Selected by Ottawa Senators round 7 #196 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2007-08 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 59 8 9 17 39 13 3 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Providence College H-East 16 0 1 1 8  

2008-09 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 38 4 8 12 38 -3 5 0 0 0 20
2009-10 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 60 15 39 54 34 10 5 0 4 4 0
2010-11 U. of Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 39 2 17 19 14  

2011-12 U. of Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 38 6 14 20 12  

2012-13 U. of Nebraska-Omaha WCHA 38 5 16 21 10 0

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