TUCSON – The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, announced today that the team has signed forward Mark Olver to an AHL contract for the 2016-17 season.
Olver brings 74 games of NHL experience with him, all with the Colorado Avalanche from 2010-2013. Over that stretch the Burnaby, BC native recorded a total of 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points. Most recently Olver skated in Germany’s DEL with Eisbaren Berlin, where he helped the team reach the championship quarterfinal this spring.
“Mark has the ability to create offense and brings lots of speed to his game,” said Roadrunners General Manager Doug Soetaert. “He is a solid veteran forward with a winning attitude and we look forward to having him in Tucson this season.”
The 5-11, 183-pound forward has appeared in 180 career games at the AHL level, notching 48 goals, 74 assists and 122 points in that span. Originally a fifth round pick (#180 overall) for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Olver also competed at Northern Michigan University (NCAA) for three years after playing two seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Omaha Lancers.
The Roadrunners will begin their inaugural AHL campaign this October. Tickets are now on sale by calling (520) 471-6627. Full-season plans start as low as $10 per seat for all 35 home games.