LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles
of the ECHL, proud affiliate of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets
& the AHL's St. John's IceCaps
, announced today the signing of forward Trent Daavettila (dah-VUH-till-uh) who has spent the first four years of his professional career as a standout with the Kalamazoo Wings
. Since the 2009-10 season, no player has produced more points in the ECHL than Daavettila's 249 (including playoff games). In that time, his 168 assists also rank as the most, while his plus-52 plus/minus ranking is tied for the 2nd-best.
In 191 regular season ECHL games, the 6-foot, 190-pound forward has accumulated 203 points (69-134-203), highlighted by a stellar 2010-11 season (in which he led the league with a plus-28 plus/minus) that helped the Wings represent the Eastern Conference in the Kelly Cup Finals. He has led Kalamazoo in points each of the past two seasons (154 in 140 games) & led the 2011 playoff field in points (28) & assists (22) as well. Over the past three seasons, Daavettila has played a total of 18 games in the AHL with three different clubs over four different call-ups, the latest on loan to the IceCaps last season.