By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 07/05/2013

The Oklahoma City Barons agreed to terms with forward Erick Lizon on an American Hockey League contract, General Manager Bill Scott announced today.

Lizon, a 6-4, 234-pounder from Kitchner, Ontario played in 17 games with the Barons last season and served 30 penalty minutes. He has played the majority of his seven seasons as a pro in the ECHL and Central Hockey League. In 362 games over those seven seasons, he has scored 52 points (21-31-52) and served 1,019 minutes in penalties.

He played the last two seasons with the Wichita Thunder of the CHL. In 95 games with the Thunder, he recorded 11 points (5-6-11) while serving 234 penalty minutes. The 27-year old has played previously in the American Hockey League during the 2010-11 season with the Worcester Sharks. He appeared in eight games and served 24 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, Lizon played parts of two seasons with the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He played in 103 games, scoring 34 points (14-20-34) and served 230 penalty minutes.

Lizon joins centerman C.J. Stretch and defenseman Joey Leach as players signed by the Barons for the 2013-14 season.

Hockey season begins in Oklahoma City on Friday, September with the NHL Showcase presented by Mercy when the Edmonton Oilers host the Dallas Stars in an NHL Preseason game. For more information about tickets, call the Barons office at 232-GOAL.

Oklahoma City opens their 38-game home schedule with a weekend set of games October 4 and 5. In addition to the home opener, the Barons are scheduled to play at home November 12, 15 and 16 and December 20 and 21. The Barons annual Education Field Trip Day will be November 12.

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