Aces’ Benson Signs AHL Contract With Peoria

PEORIA, Ill. – The Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League announced that they have signed Alaska Aces right wing Hans Benson to an AHL contract for 2007-08.

Alaska is the ECHL affiliate of the Rivermen of the AHL and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.

The 23-year-old had 54 penalty minutes in 15 regular season games for Peoria and has one assist and 50 penalty minutes in 10 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for Alaska after having five points (2g-3a) and 205 penalty minutes in 33 regular season games for the Aces.