Thursday, December 6, 2012

Jason Seed Joins MHL's Capitals

For the time being, Jason Seed is a member of the Summerside Western Capitals.

The team announced via Twitter yesterday that the Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman had signed with the Maritime Junior Hockey League club. The big question is though: will Seed remain a Capital or will he return to the Sea Dogs at some point?

The Ottawa native is a 20-year old, meaning he has been the odd man out for the past few weeks with Kevin Gagne, Pierre Durepos, and Stephen MacAulay making up Saint John’s trio of overage players. There is always the possibility that Seed could return to Saint John if one of the three were to be traded, and there is certainly a chance of that happening. Overage players can be traded at any time now. The official trading period begins on December 22.

“It is my last year, I’m 20-years-old and I’m an overage player,” Seed told the Summerside Journal Pioneer. “We are going to have to wait and see what happens when the trades open up in a couple of weeks, and who gets moved where.

“For the time being, I’m glad to be here and play in Summerside.”

Caps general manager Pat McIver told the Journal Pioneer that he is aware that Seed could return to the Q at some point this season. His team takes on the Woodstock Slammers on Friday night.

Seed has played in 22 games with Saint John this season because of Durepos’ injury. He’s been a solid contributor on the blue line, recording two goals and eight helpers. Seed has been with the club since the 2010-11 campaign.

If Seed does stick around in Summerside this season, he should see plenty of action. The Caps are hosting the Royal Bank Cup this uear, the junior ‘A’ version of the Memorial Cup.

The Capitals currently sit first in the MHL’s Roger Meek Division with a record of 19-5-2-0. Their roster features a number of former QMJHL players, including ex-Sea Dogs defenseman Spencer MacDonald.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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