Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar and Head Coach Mike Stothers have announced that Sam Fioretti has been named the team’s Captain, while Travis Brown, Brayden Point, and Tanner Eberle will serve as Alternate Captains.
Fioretti is in his final season in the Western Hockey League, all of which has been spent in a Warriors uniform. Last season Fioretti led the Warriors with 32 goals and 75 points and shared team MVP honours, he also played two games for Team WHL in the 2012 Subway Super Series. In 17 games this season he has four goals and 12 points.
Brown was selected by the Warriors in the fourth round of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft. In his rookie season, 2011-2012, he led the Warriors defence in scoring with 24 assists and 31 points. Brown currently leads the Warriors in scoring with six goals, 15 assists, and 21 points in 17 games. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, he attended his first pro-camp in September.
Eberle was the Warriors final pick in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, he was selected in the seventh round, 154th overall. In his rookie season, 2011-2012, Eberle had ten goals, 28 points, and 82 penalty minutes. So far this season he has four goals, nine points, and 34 penalty minutes in 17 games. Eberle attended the Montreal Canadiens 2013 Rookie Camp in September.
Point was selected by the Warriors 14th overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. He made his debut at the end of the 2011-2012 regular season, he remained with the team for the 2012 WHL Playoffs where he had seven goals and ten points in 14 games. Point had 24 goals and 57 points last year and was named the Warriors Rookie of the Year. This season he has seven goals and 13 points in 17 games. Point was also apart of Canada’s team that won gold at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament, he was named Canada’s game MVP in the gold medal game.
Fioretti, Brown, Eberle, and Point will wear their letters tonight when the team travels into Regina to play the Pats.
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