IceMen agree to terms with Plante

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville IceMen announced on Monday that defenseman Philippe Plante has agreed to terms with the club for the 2012-13 season.


The IceMen are the ECHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.


The 33-year-old Plante is entering his 14th pro campaign and his second in Evansville. Last season, he tallied 36 points (12g-24a) in 65 games with the IceMen, and he finished the season tied for second among defensemen in the Central Hockey League with seven power-play goals.


A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, Plante has 180 games of American Hockey League experience with Grand Rapids and Hamilton.