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Mark Alt named captain of the Colorado Eagles

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The Colorado Eagles have selected Mark Alt as captain for the 2018-19 season.

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The Colorado Eagles announced today that defenseman Mark Alt will serve as the team’s captain for the 2018-19 season. The 26-year-old has become the seventh captain in Eagles history and their first as an AHL team.

Alt was acquired through waivers by the Avalanche last February from the Philidelphia Flyers and signed a two-year, two-way, deal on May 10th with an annual average salary (AAV) of $750,000. He was placed on waivers, along with teammate David Warsofsky, on October 1st.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound defender has tallied 17 goals and 61 assists in 260 career AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, and Adirondack Phantoms. Prior to turning pro, Alt played three full seasons at the University of Minnesota where he notched 39 points in 117 games for the Golden Gophers.

Head coach Greg Cronin will lean on him for his experience and leadership to help lead a young Eagles team through their first season in the AHL.

In addition to Alt being named captain, Warsofsky along with Cody Bass, and Andrew Agozzino were named alternative captains for the 2018-19 season.

The Eagles kick off their inaugural season tonight with a back-to-back against the Chicago Wolves. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 pm at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.