The Saint John Sea Dogs announced a significant roster move this afternoon, reassigning forward Marcus Cuomo from their training camp roster.
The 19-year old was a seventh-round pick of the Sea Dogs in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft and has spent the past two seasons with the club. In 116 career games with Saint John, the St. John’s native registered 10 goals and 20 assists.
Cuomo was usually used as a grinder or energy line type who played mostly on the team’s third or fourth line. He was a popular figure amongst fans and players.
"Marcus is a true competitor and a terrific young man," said Sea Dogs General Manager Darrell Young in a press release. "We want to thank him for his two years of hard work for our organization."
The team did not say where Cuomo will play this season. He was a second-round pick of the Amherst Ramblers in the 2012 MHL Draft.
Saint John’s training camp roster is now down to 25 players consisting of three goaltenders, eight defensemen, and 14 forwards.
Today's roster move is interesting because a decision still must be made regarding the import situation. When a decision is made there, only 13 forwards will remain in camp. Perhaps there is some other kind of move coming soon?
The Sea Dogs host the Charlottetown Islanders in pre-season action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Harbour Station.