Eagles add former Hobey Baker finalist

WINDSOR, Colo. – The Colorado Eagles announced that they have agreed to terms with forward Matt Garbowsky for the 2016-17 season.

The Eagles are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche and the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage.

The 25-year-old is coming off a rookie season with the Elmira Jackals in which he notched 21 points (7g-14a) in 33 games. He has also appeared in 24 total games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL, after making his professional debut with the Americans at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.

Garbowsky experienced a highly-acclaimed career at the NCAA level in four seasons at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During his collegiate career, Garbowsky amassed 114 points in 128 games, was named the AHA Player of the Year, captured an AHA Championship, was named to the AHA All-Star Team and was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the most outstanding player in NCAA hockey.

Garbowsky’s tenure at the junior level was also filled with prestigious accolades, as he collected 71 goals and 62 assists in two seasons with the Powell River Kings of the BCHL. He would lead the league in goal scoring during the 2010-11 season, scoring 44 goals in 56 games, eventually being named the BCHL Coastal MVP and landing a spot on the All-Star Team.