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Eagles Name Mark Alt Captain

Defenseman is the seventh captain in the organization's history

by Colorado Eagles @ColoradoEagles /

The Colorado Eagles, proud AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, announced Friday that defenseman Mark Alt will serve as the team's captain for the 2018-19 season.

Alt, 26, becomes the seventh captain in Colorado Eagles history, following in the footsteps of Brent Thompson, Greg Pankewicz, Riley Nelson, Trent Daavettila, Sean Zimmerman and Matt Garbowsky. In addition, forwards Cody Bass and Andrew Agozzino will join defenseman David Warsofsky as alternate captains this season.

Alt has posted 17 goals and 61 assists in 260 AHL games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Adirondack Phantoms. In addition, the 6-foot-4, 201-pound blueliner has seen action in 16 NHL contests with the Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers.

Selected in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes, Alt spent three seasons at the University of Minnesota prior to turning pro where he registered 39 points (7g/32a) in 117 games with the Golden Gophers.

The Eagles begin their inaugural season in the AHL when they host the Chicago Wolves in the regular-season opener on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:05 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center.

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