Windsor, CO. – The Colorado Eagles, proud affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with forward Drayson Bowman for the 2017-18 season. A veteran of 180 NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens, the 6-foot, 195-pound winger has posted 15 goals and 18 assists in six seasons in the National Hockey League. A 3rd round draft pick of the Hurricanes in 2007, Bowman has played in 522 professional contests, registering 108 goals and 112 assists. He most recently appeared with Dusseldorfer EG of the DEL, where he would post 11 goals and nine assists in 51 games during the 2016-17 season.
“Drayson is a player who is still only 28 years of age, has already seen action in nearly 200 games at the NHL level and now will bring that skill set and work ethic to the Eagles,” said Eagles president and general manager Chris Stewart. “He is putting down roots here in Colorado and is committed to helping us push toward another championship season.”
The Grand Rapids, Michigan native is the older brother of Eagles defenseman Collin Bowman, as the pair will now be playing on the same team for the first time since the duo played three games together with Colorado in the 2015-16 season. In addition to the 28 year-old’s time in the NHL, Bowman has also competed in 264 AHL contests, registering 72 goals and 75 assists.
“This is something that Collin and I have been talking about for a while now and we’re both very excited,” said Bowman. “I was here briefly a couple years ago and I know that this organization is extremely well run and that they treat their players very well, too. I’m really excited to play with the Eagles and my brother for a more extended period this time.”
Prior to making his NHL debut in 2009, Bowman spent four seasons in the WHL with the Spokane Chiefs and helped the team capture a WHL Championship and a Memorial Cup Championship in 2008. He would go on to be named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team and the WHL West second All-Star Team that same season. Bowman would be named to the WHL West second All-Star Team again in 2009.
The 2017-18 regular season home schedule kicks off on Friday, October 13th when the Eagles host the Utah Grizzlies. 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). A complete schedule can be found at www.ColoradoEagles.com.