The Toronto Patriots have added Brandon Willett after the forward left NCAA Division III Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Willett, 20, spent parts of two seasons with the Patriots – including
last season – scoring 57 points in 46 regular-season games and 16
points in 18 post-season contests with the club.
A native of Toronto, he began his Ontario Junior Hockey League career
in earnest with the now-defunct Vaughan Vipers, then coached and
general managed by current Pats’ bench boss Jason Fortier.
“We know what to expect with him,” Fortier said.
“He comes with intensity, he adds speed and he is a mature hockey
player – he’s smart. He can kill penalties and he definitely adds a
dimension of leadership as well. He’ll do the little things and though
it may take him a bit to find his groove, we are certainly happy to have
Willett has 73 points in 91 regular season games and 18 points in 27 playoff contests on his OJHL career.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)