- Created: 21 March 2018
Generals alum Tyler Poulsen (2008-10) made his professional hockey debut this past weekend with the Allen Americans of the ECHL.
Poulsen, who had just completed his junior season season with the University of Alabama in Huntsville, signed with the Americans just in time to suit up for for a pair of games against the defending league champions, the Colorado Eagles. After making his pro debut against the Eagles on Friday, Poulsen netted his first-ever professional hockey goal on Saturday night in the Americans' 4-3 OT loss to the Eagles.
Americans Goal!! Scored by Tyler Poulsen! #RockYourRed— #RockYourRed (@AllenAmericans) March 18, 2018
After posting six points in each of his first two collegiate seasons, Poulsen came into his own this year having amassed 26 points (9/17/26) during the 2017-18 campaign, second-most on the Chargers roster.
During his time in with the Generals, the Arvada, Colorado native tallied 23 goals and 50 assists for 73 overall points in 70 career games.
After a short stint with the NAHL's Kenai Brown Bears during the 2009-10 season, Poulsen spent the following four seasons at the Tier II level playing for the NAHL's Aberdeen Wings, Odessa Jackalopes and Topeka Roadrunners.
The Allen Americans (31-35-5-2) are an ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks.
The Eugene Generals organization congratulates Tyler on this milestone in his hockey career and wishes him well as he ventures into professional hockey.
To learn more about the Eugene Generals and the upcoming season visit EugeneGenerals.com.
Photo via @UAHChargers.