Wednesday, September 26, 2012

West Signs With ECHL Bakersfield

Yet another member of the 2011-12 Saint John Sea Dogs will be playing professional hockey this season.

The East Coast Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors announced today the signing of former Sea Dogs tough guy Grant West. News 88.9’s Tim Roszell reported during a broadcast last week that West had signed with an ECHL team.

Here’s Condors Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Matt O'Dette talking about adding West.

According to the ECHL website, he’ll be the youngest player at camp.

The Sea Dogs acquired West last October, claiming him off waivers. The Fredericton native played 49 regular season games with the Dogs last season, recording six goals, 11 assists, and 105 penalty minutes. He added 19 penalty minutes in 11 post-season contests.

West also played three games with the Moncton Wildcats last year.

The 6’4” 205lbs forward had 15 fights in the regular season last season in addition to three playoff scraps and one Memorial Cup tilt, according to

The Condors are not affiliated with a NHL club.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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