Alex Penner played in the OHL during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. In his first season in the Ontario Hockey League, Alex played just 11 games as a Guelph Storm. In his second season, he provided toughness for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Penner has recently signed on for the 2010-11 season with the Nottingham Panthers of Great Britain’s EIHL. Alex has put in three seasons of pro hockey in North America. This past season was spent with the Colorado Eagles of the Central Hockey League where he sat out 222 minutes in the penalty box in just 51 games.
Alex’s highest level of pro hockey since leaving the OHL was in 2008-09 when he appeared in eight games with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL as a call-up from the ECHL’s Johnstown Chiefs.
The Nottingham Panthers official website has already set up Alex Penner’s profile page. GM Corey Neilson is promising more signings in the near future and you can bet that more OHL grads will be signing on with the Panthers and other teams in this league. The EIHL is growning popularity in Great Britain and has expanded from eight to ten teams for the 2010-11 season.
The Nottingham Panthers were home to Peterborough Pete grad Cameron Mann in 2009-10. He has yet to sign with the club for the 2010-11 season.