The Saint John Sea Dogs have added an Ontario free agent to their backend.
The team announced today that they’ve signed Toronto native Austin Clapham. In 56 games with the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves last season, the defenseman registered two goals and five assists.
In 68 career OHL games, the 18-year-old has two goals and six assists. He was a fourth-round pick of the Wolves in the 2013 OHL Priority.
Clapham is listed at 6'1", 195 lbs.
"We are pleased to add another young, talented and promising defenceman to our group," Sea Dogs general manager Darrell Young said in a press release. "Austin is coming in knowing he will be battling for a spot in our lineup. He also understands we have a talented group, and the competition for playing time will be a daily challenge."
Saint John recalled defenseman Vincent Martineau, a third-round pick in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft, yesterday.
The Sea Dogs are still without two of their top defenseman in Thomas Chabot and Jakub Zboril due to NHL camps.