Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dogs Sign Another Free Agent

The Saint John Sea Dogs have signed another free agent.

The club announced today the signing of right-winger Daniel Del Paggio. The 17-year old played last season with the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Thunder Bay North Stars.

From the Sea Dogs’ release:

Del Paggio, 17, led the SIJHL in scoring with 36 goals and 69 assists for 105 points in just 51 games, and finished the season on a 36-game points streak. He was named the 2013-14 SIJHL Player of the Year and RBC Scholastic Player of the Year. He was also a finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top Forward and Most Valuable Player awards.

"Dan Del Paggio is an offensive-minded and gifted player that will challenge for a spot in our top six forwards," said Sea Dogs General Manager Darrell Young in the release. "We were able to acquire skill without costing the team prospects or draft picks, which allows us to build up our organizational depth."

Young also noted that Del Paggio “had other options, but felt that his greatest opportunity for success was in Saint John."
He is listed at 5'10", 175 lbs.

When Young was hired by the Dogs, he promised he would dive into the free agent pool. So far he has delivered.

This is the second big free agent signing announcement made by the team this week. On Monday, the club announced the signing of Boston Bruins prospect Mitchell Dempsey.

Training camp will certainly be worth watching this year.

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