Now 25 games into his tryout, he has 3 goals, 3 assists and has played in all types of on-ice situations, even being bumped up to a forward position.
The listed at 6′ (seems a bit generous) 195 lbs. blue liner was off to a fast start on the score sheet this season scoring a pair of goals and 6 assists.
He had his best showing in his sophomore season with 6 tallies and 14 helpers.
There appears to be little doubt that when he was picked up by the Stingrays after being released by Wheeling Nailers, where he played in his rookie year, a coach worked with him to shoot the puck more often and it’s improved his game tenfold.
The 24-year old will likely get an spc to finish out the regular season in the upper league.
Original story: 2/18-14
He never received a full-on deal for the current year, staying on a tryout option with the team even though he ended the season playing in 51 games scoring 9 goals and 7 assists with a -13 rating on a squad that mostly struggled to win.
Nearly the conclusion of the regular schedule though, his confident and reliable play earned him a contract with the Sound Tigers for 2014/2015.
He would attend New York Islanders‘ training camp on an invite but was released early and through his second stint in southern Connecticut played a career high 71 games with the exact same point and plus/minus results of the previous campaign.
One stat did however jump in his game, he more than doubled his penalty minutes to 102, up from 43, and went from 5 to 11 fighting majors.