WINDSOR, CO. – The Colorado Eagles, proud affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that they have signed defenseman C.J. Garcia for the 2017-18 season. The Eagles obtained the rights to Garcia in a future considerations trade with the Wheeling Nailers in June.
“C.J. got a small taste of the pro game at the end of his junior career late last year, which will help him prepare for this upcoming season,” said Eagles head coach Aaron Schneekloth. “He is a player who skates well with the puck and we’re excited to see him make his transition to the pro game.”
Garcia appeared in three games with the Nailers late last season as an amateur, after wrapping up a five-year career in the OHL with the Saginaw Spirit, Guelph Storm and Barrie Colts. The 6-foot, 195-pound blueliner notched 16 goals, 61 assists and 202 penalty minutes in 268 total contests. He served as team captain for the Storm and was as an alternate captain in his final year with the Spirit.
“I’m pretty excited for a fresh start after beginning my first year last season with Wheeling,” said Garcia. “I’m excited to show the coaching staff and the fans in Colorado what type of player I am and what I can do on the ice.”
The 2017-18 regular season home schedule kicks off on Friday, October 13th when the Eagles host the Utah Grizzlies. A complete schedule can be found at www.ColoradoEagles.com. Season tickets for the 2017-18 season are on-sale now and can be reserved with a $100 deposit per seat by calling the Eagles ticket office at 970-686-SHOT (7468).