Saturday, 28 December 2013

Tommies fill final roster spot with big D-Man

We announced it back in August but we don't mind doing it again, Sawyer Hannay is a St. Thomas Tommie.  I know STU fans are going to be excited by this news, as Sawyer played one game back in a September for us and everyone was well pleased with what they saw.  

The rugged defenceman had a good AHL training camp with Chicago and was offered a contract to play pro.  It must have been a tough decision but knowing that returning to school in January was still an option, he chose to play the first half of the season professionally.  Hannay certainly wasn't out of place in pro hockey either, scoring 1 goal and adding 3 assists in 22 games for the Evansville Icemen of the ECHL.  On top of the four points he tallied, he was also a +4 and had 54 PIMS.

A bonus to Sawyer returning mid season after playing pro is the fact that he is game ready.  There won't be much of an adjustment time.  His size and defensive abilities are really going to be a big plus for the Tommies playoff run.

Welcome back knuckle head, we missed ya.

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