WINDSOR, CO. – The Colorado Eagles, proud AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that the team has signed forward Brett Stapley to an AHL two-way contract for the 2023-24 season. Stapley made his professional debut last season with the ECHL’s Trois-Rivieres Lions, notching 11 goals and 41 assists in 57 contests.
Prior to making the jump to the pro ranks, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound center spent four seasons at the University of Denver, generating 32 goals and 67 assists in 121 NCAA contests. The 2021-22 campaign saw Stapley post career highs in goals (18), assists (25) and points (43), while also helping the Pioneers capture the 2022 NCAA National Championship.
A seventh-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2018 NHL Entry draft, Stapley also enjoyed a three-year career at the major-junior level with the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers and Cowichan Valley Capitals, collecting 47 goals and 74 assists in 154 total games.
The Eagles will kick off the 2023-24 regular season when they travel to take on the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, October 13th at 5:00pm MT at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Colorado will make its home debut when the team plays host to Grand Rapids on Friday, October 20th at 7:05pm. Season tickets for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be secured with a deposit of just $100 per seat. Click here to place your deposit.