The Las Vegas Wranglers announced Friday that left wing Adam Hughesman has agreed to terms with the team for the 2013-14 season (Photo credit: IIA Photography).
Hughesman, 22, made his rookie debut with the Wranglers last year after opening the season in training camp with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound left wing scored his first professional goal in the Wranglers’ first game of the 2012-13 season, and went on to collect 12 more goals and 18 assists.
“Adam learned a lot about the pro game last season,” said Wranglers Head Coach and General Manager Mike Madill. “Adam is ready and willing to be a go-to guy offensively this year, and he’s a natural goal scorer, which I want him to get back to. He’s a player with a tireless work ethic – he’s relentless.”
Before turning pro, the Winnipeg native spent six years (2006-12) with the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City Americans. In 338 games, Hughesman tallied 140 goals and 210 assists, with a career-high 116 points (50 goals, 66 assists) coming as alternate captain in his final season with the Americans.
“I’m very blessed to be able to come back to a great organization and city,” said Hughesman. “The players, front office, and management treated me unbelievably last year. I look forward to the challenge of contending for the Kelly Cup with Coach Madill.”
The Wranglers open their eleventh season of hockey in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:05 p.m. against the Utah Grizzlies. For the entire Wranglers schedule, please click here for a one-page PDF.
Season tickets for the Wranglers’ 11th season are on sale now. The Wranglers offer flexible payment options on all plans, and 2013-14 packages start at just $200. Full season tickets can be reserved for as low as 25 percent down, and include benefits such as buddy passes, exclusive team events, and merchandise discounts. For more information, contact the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-7825 or visit wranglers.co. Don’t forget to find the Wranglers on Facebook and follow @WranglersLV on Twitter for the latest updates.