HARTFORD, February 21, 2011: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Alexandre Imbeault to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

CT WhaleA 24-year-old fourth-year pro, Imbeault is currently the leading goal-scorer in the ECHL, with 31 goals and 15 assists for 36 points in 43 games with the Florida Everblades. Imbeault, a 6-0, 180-pound native of Montreal, split last season between the Alaska Aces of the ECHL, for whom he had 18 goals and 30 assists for 48 points in 44 games, and Slavia Praha HC of the Czech Extraleague (four games, no points, four penalty minutes).

Imbeault has previous AHL experience with the Providence Bruins and Peoria Rivermen, totaling 18 games and including five goals and four assists for nine points. In 207 career ECHL games with the Johnstown Chiefs, Aces and Everblades, Imbeault has amassed 95 goals and 108 assists for 203 points, along with 191 PIM. Prior to turning pro with the Chiefs in 2007-08, Imbeault played five seasons of Quebec Major Junior League action, with the Quebec Remparts, Victoriaville Tigres and Chicoutimi Sagueneens.


The Whale in Atlantic Division action today, visiting the Portland Pirates for a 1:00 PM holiday matinee (WTIC HD-2, www.ctwhale.com, www.wtic.com). Connecticut’s next home game is Wednesday, March 2 against the Springfield Falcons at 7:00.

Tickets for all 2010-11 Whale home games are available now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ctwhale.com. Tickets start at $7 each at the XL Center ticket office on game day.

For information on Whale ticket packages, group sales and VIP packages, call (860) 728-3366.