Monday, November 25, 2013

Willett returns to Patriots from Colby College

Press Release

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 him back.”

Willett has 73 points in 91 regular season games and 18 points in 27 playoff contests on his OJHL career.

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