Olver signs with Tucson

The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, announced today that the team has signed forward Mark Olver to an AHL contract for the 2016-17 season.

Olver brings 74 games of NHL experience with him, all with the Colorado Avalanche from 2010-2013. Over that stretch the Burnaby, BC native recorded a total of 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points.

“Mark has the ability to create offense and brings lots of speed to his game,” said Roadrunners General Manager Doug Soetaert. “He is a solid veteran forward with a winning attitude and we look forward to having him in Tucson this season.”

The 5-11, 183-pound forward has appeared in 180 career games at the AHL level, notching 48 goals, 74 assists and 122 points in that span. Originally a fifth round pick (#180 overall) for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.