Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Meet the new Tommies - Brian Soso

From the Tommies' official website:
Brian Soso joins the Tommies for the 2008-09 season, after a five year junior career in Ontario. Brian is a big strong right winger that has the ability to score, as well as play an aggressive style of game. This past season with the Newmarket Hurricanes Brian had 33 goals and 30 assists in 42 games. Brian played four seasons in the OHL, his last one with the Kitchener Rangers in 06-07 under new Florida Panthers coach Peter DeBoer.
Photo Credit: www.ontariohockeyleague.com
Brian was drafted into the OHL in the 2nd round, 37th overall of the 2003 Midget Draft by the Windsor Spitfires (the Tommies' Jason Cassidy was drafted 76th overall in the same draft by the Brampton Battalion) after playing his minor hockey with the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Brian spent his overage season with Newmarket of the OHA (JrA) where he demonstrated his scoring touch with 33 goals in just 42 games.

As an example of Brian's potential entering the Ontario Hockey League, he was drafted ahead of the Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Cogliano (54th), the Boston Bruins' Phil Kessel (62nd), the Ottawa Senators' Nick Foligno (84th), and fellow AUS newcomers Jhase Sniderman of UPEI (85th) and St. F-X's Phil Mangan (120th). Cause for optimism, indeed.

No stranger to the rough stuff, Brian racked up 341 PIM's in 135 GP in his final two OHL seasons. This being the AUS, we may not see much pugilism from Brian, but here's an example of him acquitting himself well against Jared Boll. Yes, that Jared Boll, who led the NHL in fighting majors last season:

Welcome to the Tommies, Brian and Good Luck!


  1. I hope Brian SoSo is more then just soso.

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