Colton Beck coming from Alaska
The St. John’s IceCaps have gone just about as far as they can go in bringing in their first amateur tryout player of the 2014-14 American Hockey League season.
Colton Beck, a 23-year-old forward from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, is coming cross-continent to join the IceCaps for their upcoming six-game road trip beginning this weekend in Connecticut.
A native of Langley, B.C., Beck had 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points in 37 games with UAF this season and saw his university career end when the Nanooks were knocked out of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs earlier this month.
The Alaska team captain, Beck finished tied for third overall among all WCHA players this season (his linemate Cody Kunyk, the WCHA player if the year, was No. 1) and was a second-team conference all-star.
He’s a nephew of former National Hockey League defenceman Barry Beck.
Beck, who played junior A hockey for his hometown Langley Chiefs of the BCHL before heading to UAF, has never been drafted by an National Hockey League team, but the five-foot-10, 190-pounder did attend the New York islanders’ prospect camp last summer.