Oliver Gabriel (LW)
This is his second pro season but his first of the full-fledged variety. Assigned to the IceMen through their affiliations with the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets and AHL Springfield Falcons. Originally signed by Columbus as a free agent following a solid four year major junior ‘A’ career in the WHL with the Portland Winter Hawks where his head coach at one time was the IceMen present bench pilot, Rich Kromm. In 2011-12, averaged over a point a game in 39-games with the Portland Club; 39(20-22-42) with 32-PIM and strong +15 rating. Followed that with a sound playoff effort as well; 17(6-3-9) and 12-PIM. Finished last season in the AHL with Springfield; 11(1-0-1) 0-PIM, scoring his first-ever pro goal. In four seasons at Portland; 170-games; 47-goals; 62-assists; 109-points; 128-PIM. Consistent positive plus player with Portland, sporting career +28 rating.