Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Brady Brassart returns to Hitmen

The Calgary Hitmen have received an enormous boost with the return of 20-year-old forward Brady Brassart.

The centre has been released from his AHL tryout with the Syracuse Crunch.

Brassart is coming off a career year in Calgary where he posted personal highs in goals with 35, assists with 43 and in points with 78.  He was also +40 while racking up 88 penalty minutes.

                                        Photo Credit:  Brad Watson - Calgary Hitmen

He's expected to slide right into the number one centre position although his immediate line mates are unclear.

After breaking into the Western Hockey League as a 16-year-old with the Spokane Chiefs, this will be his fifth season. 

To make room for Brassart, 20-year-old Spencer Galbraith has been released leaving the Hitmen with the WHL maximum three overagers in Brassart, Jaynen Rissling and Jesse Zgraggen.

WHL NOTES:  With NHL teams announcing their opening day rosters Monday Ottawa sent Curtis Lazar back to Edmonton, Vancouver has returned Hunter Shinkaruk to Medicine Hat, Brandon gets Ryan Pulock back from the NYI while Derrick Pouliot is headed back to Portland from Pittsburgh.  Among the 19 year-old WHLers staying to at least start the season - Red Deer's Matt Dumba with Red Deer, Moose Jaw's Morgan Rielly with Toronto, Edmonton's Grifin Reinhart with NYI and Portland's Seth Jones with Nashville.

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