8th year left wing Blair Riley(25) re-signs for a second run with Belfast Giants after a career season that saw him put up his best totals since he was a rookie skating for Las Vegas Wranglers, when he got 20 goals and 20 assists in 2010/2011.
He bumped that up significantly grabbing 28 goals and 28 assists through 52 EIHL games equaling over point-per-game numbers for the one-time Bridgeport Sound Tigers‘ tough guy that amassed 165 minutes penalty minutes and 21 fighting majors.
The 31-year old veteran of 330 AHL games looks to have found a nice home late in his career.
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Undrafted 2nd year left wing Blair Riley(5) was rewarded with an AHL spc by Bridgeport Sound Tigers for his consistent hard work up front on what has turned into winning push for the team as the Calder Cup Playoffs near.
Initially signed to a pto back in November of last year on call-up from Chicago Express, the ECHL team he inked with to start 2011/2012, he’s played 31 games and has a goal and a pair of assists but more importantly he’s fitting into a mix that works for the team.
He played 8 AHL games last season with San Antonio Rampage and Peoria Rivermen and scored one goal and got 2 assists. He’s already got career highs in games played but goals and assists will likely soon follow.
In 15 games this season with the Express, he had 7 goals (including the first ever in team history) and 9 assists, so scoring will be expected of him as he gets even more games under his belt.
He played 59 games with Las Vegas Wranglers in his rookie season and put up 20 goals and 20 assists.