Vause brings AHL experience to Colorado

LOVELAND, Colo. – The Colorado Eagles, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames and the AHL’s Adirondack Flames, announced that they have signed forward Taylor Vause for the 2014-15 season.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound forward split time last season between the Idaho Steelheads and the Texas Stars of the AHL. The 22-year-old posted 14 points (10g-4a) during his 21 games with the Steelheads. The Calgary, Alberta native also notched nine points (3g-6a) in 24 games with the Stars. In total, Vause has registered 28 points (8g-20a) in 84 AHL contests, all with Texas.

Prior to making his pro debut in the AHL, Vause spent five seasons with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, with his final season spent as the team’s captain. The centerman notched 190 points (79g-111a) in 273 career games with the Broncos, including a 2011-12 season that would see him lead the team in scoring, netting 37 goals and 46 assists over 72 regular-season contests. Vause also claimed the Doug Wickenheiser Trophy as the WHL’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2012.