Undrafted rookie defenseman Mike Cornell(4) spent five seasons in the Eastern (Junior) Hockey League starting as a high school age player before skating four years at University Of Maine. where he served as team captain in his final campaign.
He signed an ato out of college with Florida Everblades and appeared in 6 games dishing 4 helpers and also played in 13 Kelly Cup Playoff games, where he recorded 5 assists with a +8 rating through a pair of rounds before getting eliminated.
The not exactly huge out there 5’11” 190 lbs d-man plays a very physical game guarding the zone with his life pretty much.
Only a month into the season Bridgeport Sound Tigers came a-calling and signed him to a pto.
He fit right in to the team’s style pretty much from the get-go and before you know it he’s 26 AHL games in and inked an spc to stay.
The late starting 25-year old has two goals and 5 assists with a -5 on a young squad that struggles at times.
He also has a coach that’s been telling him to shoot the puck, because he’s already put 47 shots on net and that’s definitely added to his ability to connect on the score sheet.
This one gets a #nicesurprise.