SAINT JOHN – The Saint John Sea Dogs
announced today the team has brought back defenceman Ian Saab to fill
the open over-age spot on the roster.
Saab, the 20-year-old from Halifax,
has been playing professionally for EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Erste
Bank Eishockey Liga in Salzburg, Austria.
“We are thrilled to have Ian join our
team,” says Sea Dogs head coach and General Manager Mike Kelly. “His
experience in the league will certainly benefit our younger players and
help solidify our young blue line.”
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Saab spent two
years with the Lewiston Maineiacs, playing 68 regular-season games over
two seasons scoring four times and adding six assists and racking up
161 penalty minutes along the way.
Saab played 52 games with the Sea Dogs
in 2011-12 after being acquired in the dispersal draft of the Lewiston
Maineiacs in 2011. He had two goals and seven assists to go along with
164 penalty minutes.
In eight games with Salzburg, Saab gathered 41 penalty minutes while being held without a point.
“He is a quality person who plays the
game hard,” Kelly says. “We expect that he will play in all situations
for us while providing a physical presence and add to the leadership of
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