Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dogs make moves on backend

The Saint John Sea Dogs announced this morning that defenceman David Comeau will stay with the club through the end of the season.

Comeau, who was acquired by the Sea Dogs from the Victoriaville Tigres on Dec. 28 in exchange for a 2018 11th-round pick, has one assist in five games with Saint John.

The 19-year-old has spent most of the season with the MHL's Woodstock Slammers, recording three goals and 11 assists in 26 games. He also appeared in five games with the Tigres.

“David earned his way onto our hockey club with a strong work ethic and solid play in his brief time with us,” said Sea Dogs president and general manager Trevor Georgie in a press release. “He provides much-needed depth to our blueline and we’re happy to have him stay in Saint John this season.”

Comeau, a Fredericton native, has appeared in 36 career QMJHL games, most of which were with the Charlottetown Islanders.

The Sea Dogs also announced that 17-year-old defenceman Bryson Michel has been reassigned to the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL.
Michel, who was the only rookie on the Sea Dogs' backend, has appeared in just 13 games with Saint John after signing with the club in September. When playing, he was often the teams seventh defenceman.

According to the Sea Dogs, Michel will remain on the Sea Dogs' 55-man roster.

The moves leave eight defenceman on Saint John's active roster. Thomas Chabot is expected to rejoin the team next week while Chase Stewart is still recovering from an upper body injury.

Saint John takes on the Halifax Mooseheads this afternoon at 3 p.m. at Harbour Station.

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