Rivermen Re-sign Leading Scorer Hagaman

August 1, 2018 - 06:00 pm

Photo Credit: Dennis Sievers/Peoria Rivermen

Rivermen Re-sign Leading Scorer Hagaman

All-SPHL winger led Peoria with 26 goals, a +37 rating last season


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced Wednesday that the team has signed winger Alec Hagaman to a professional tryout agreement for this October’s training camp. Hagaman, a native of the Peoria area, earned All-SPHL First Team accolades last season, leading the league in plus-minus and pacing the Rivermen with 26 goals and 61 total points.


“Having Hags back is going to be an enormous boost to our team,” said Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel. “He’s everything you look for in a veteran guy to build your team around. He leads by example and works hard every day, and he’s the kind of player who will do whatever it takes to help his team win.”


Hagaman, 28, enters his fifth professional season, having spent all but nine games of his pro career with his hometown Rivermen. In 201 career SPHL regular-season contests, all with Peoria, the graduate of nearby Dunlap High School has tallied 65 goals and 85 assists, adding 487 career penalty minutes and a +60 lifetime plus-minus rating.


Hagaman becomes the ninth player signed to Peoria’s 2018 training camp roster, joining fellow returnees Mike Gurtler and Dean Yakura (2013-14) as well as newcomers Chris Magi, Mark Petaccio, Ralfs Grinbergs, Olivier Sching-Gomez, Braeden Ostepchuk, and Aaron Taylor. The Rivermen are expected to open training camp in early October before their Oct. 13 preseason game against the Quad City Storm at Carver Arena.


Group and season tickets for Peoria's 37th season of professional hockey presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center are on sale at the Toyota Box Office in the Peoria Civic Center, or by phone at the Rivermen office, located at 201 S.W. Jefferson Street, or over the phone at (309) 676-1040. For the latest Rivermen news and notes, follow online at www.rivermen.net or through Facebook (www.facebook.com/PeoriaRivermen) - Twitter(https://twitter.com/Peoria_Rivermen)