Eagles bolster goaltending with Tyler Plante

LOVELAND, Colo. – The Colorado Eagles, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps, announced today the signing of goaltender Tyler Plante.

Selected by the Florida Panthers in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Plante has played 152 games at the pro level, 108 in the AHL, 33 in the ECHL and 11 in the Swedish Elite League.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound goalie was a standout with the Brandon Wheat Kings, earning a spot on the Canadian Hockey League’s All-Rookie Team as well as the league’s Rookie of the Year trophy in 2004-05.

In 2007-08 he began his pro career with the Rochester Americans of the AHL and split time that season with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades. Since then, he’s also seen time with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) and two other ECHL teams (the Dayton Bombers and the Cincinnati Cyclones). In the ECHL, Plante has an all-time record of 13-13-3 with a goals-against average of 2.72 and a save percentage of .910.