by Jason Cohen
Jeff Greenlaw LW
Fearsome 16-year pro takes on additional assistant coaching
tasks in what
could be his final season.
Czech has hands, speed - can he handle culture shock
while adjusting to U.S.
minors' claustrophobic style?
Second-year Energizer Bunny's work ethic creates offensive
Increased ice time this season means more of them.
Talented returnee could fill void left by Bobby Brown
at wing, or play
defensive role at center.
Heavyweight defenseman from '98-'00 returns to Austin
via two-way deal with
Houston of the AHL, this time as a wing. 400-plus PiMs
last season, but
Western Hockey League alum has five years and more than
1200 PiMs on
resume; chasing same roster spot as Olnyk
A veritable highlight reel on skates, Price won last
season's CHL scoring
title playing harder, smarter and more responsibly.
Best is yet to come.
Six-time all-star and playmaker extraordinaire makes
whole team go; Austin's
all-time leading scorer.
Fifth-year Bat is team's most complete player -- or
will be again upon
regaining his '00-'01 scoring touch.
Third member of the STP Fuel Line" gets noticed
for his speed and savvy
first, but it's his oversized determination that makes
him such a gem.
If you never notice this reliable, low-key defensive
specialist, that means
he's doing a great job.
The Bats muddled through with five "D" much
of last season, so this rookie
would have room to grow.
The Bats' best d-man in the playoffs after rejoining
the team in March.
He'll shoulder the blue line's offensive load in the
absence of Daniel
Tetrault and Greg Willers.
Second-year pro played 54 games for San Antonio last
season; battling with
Fournier for final spot.
Coming off of two years in Lake Charles and a stingy
season with Odessa;
perhaps the steady vet that Austin was missing last
Second-year player rarely seemed like it this
could be his breakout season
at both ends of the ice.
Longtime El Paso Buzzard represents another upgrade
in toughness and
experience; will help out on the PP too.
The WPHL's Goalie of the Year in '98-'99 (6for the Central
Texas Stampede) is
coming off a championship in Holland.
Vancouver Canucks draftee looks to rebound from injury-plagued
stint; was MVP of British Columbia Junior Hockey League
Best-conditioned guy in camp.