Rookie defenseman Nikkel joins Allen

Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans announced today that the club has added rookie defenseman Ayrton Nikkel for the 2015-16 season.

The Americans are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks and the American Hockey League’s San Jose Barracuda.

Nikkel will make his professional debut with the Americans this season. The native of Kelowna, British Columbia has spent the last four seasons in the Western Hockey League with stops in Saskatoon, Brandon, Everett and Swift Current. In 240 games in the WHL, he posted 45 points (10g-35a) to go along with 389 penalty minutes.