The Alaska Aces have filled their third veteran slot for the upcoming season, signing former AHL defenseman Sean Curry, who played for coach Rob Murray in Providence from 2005 to 2008. Alaska also announces the addition of goaltender Mark Guggenberger.
Curry comes to the Aces with an impressive resume. The 6 foot 5 defenseman is 30 years old and will be entering his 11th season of pro hockey. His career high of 38 points ( 13 goals, 25 assists ) came during the 2007-08 season with Providence. He has also accumulated 781 career penalty minutes, with a career high of 139.
Curry's presence will be imperative given that the Aces just lost defensemen Bryan Miller and Chad Anderson to retirement. Miller hangs up the skates after his fifth season with Alaska. Anderson spent two years with the Aces and both were members of the Kelly Cup championship team in the 2010-11 season.
Guggenberger earned high praise as the 2011-12 CHL Goaltender of the Year. The 23 year old racked up a goals against average of 2.27 last season with a .912 save percentage playing for the Texas Brahmas.