Evansville Thunderbolts Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Jeff Bes has signed forward, Austin Plevy, the 2019-2020 SPHL Rookie of the Year and League MVP.
Plevy, 5-foot-11inches, 185-pound, spent 45 games with the Thunderbolts during the 2019-2020 season, earning 16 goals and 48 assists. “Austin is a premier player in the SPHL as evident by his accomplishments as Rookie of the Year, League MVP and scoring leader. He has developed into a leader of our hockey club both on and off the ice, as well as a staple in the Evansville community. We look for him to continue his success this season. We are extremely excited to have him back,” said Bes.
Plevy was placed on the team’s protected player list in May.
“I’m extremely excited to get back to Evansville and get the hockey season started again. The group of guys we had was incredible, one of the tightest groups I’ve ever been apart of, and hopefully we can get as many of those guys back as possible to continue to build on the success we were having,” Plevy said. “Evansville has become like a second home to my fiancée Jena and I. She has a great job at the hospital and the Thunderbolts have always been great to me, so we are both really excited to head back to town,” he continued.