Alber returns to Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals announced that defenseman Patch Alber has agreed to terms with the club for the 2014-2015 season.

The Jackals are the ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Alber, 25, returns to Elmira following a strong rookie campaign. The 5-10 170-lb. defenseman finished second among team blueliners last season with six goals and 18 points in 65 games. The Clifton Park, N.Y. native led all Jackals’ rookie defensemen in goals, assists, points and shots on goal.

Prior to turning pro, Alber played 113 NCAA games with the Boston College Eagles. He recorded 29 points (4g-25a) in four years at one of the nation’s premier college programs. During his four-year career at Boston College, Alber was a part of three Hockey East Championships (2010, 2011, 2012) and two National Championships (2010, 2012).