Generals sign defenseman Nick Tuzzolino
FLINT, MI - The Flint Generals of the new International Hockey League added more size to their defense corps today with the signing of Nick Tuzzolino.
Tuzzolino, a 6-5 225-pound native of Buffalo New York, turned professional near the end of last season and played six games with the Fort Wayne Komets of the United Hockey League and had no points and 13 penalty minutes.
"We are very excited to have Nick join our roster," said Head Coach Kevin Kerr. "He is a big mobile defenseman with tons of offensive potential. We had his brother (Tony) play for us last year so he comes from a really good pedigree.
"Nick played a few games at the professional level last season in Ft. Wayne so he has a taste of it and knows what it takes to be successful at this level and has the potential to move on higher."
Tuzzolino played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sarnia Sting and the Sudbury Wolves. In 168 career games, he had 13 goals and 57 assists for 70 points and 338 penalty minutes. Tuzzolino has also played in 14 OHL playoff games and had three assists and 30 penalty minutes.
Tuzzolino was selected in the Seventh Round 196 overall by the New York Islanders in the 2005 NHL Draft.
Nick Tuzzolino is the 12th player signed by the Flint Generals joining fellow defensemen Kris Mallette, Ryan Jorde, Brett Westgarth; forwards Michel Beausoleil, Jaroslav Cesky, John DiPace, Jordan Fox, Shawn Futers, Denis Fecteau, and goaltenders Eric Marvin and Chad Alban.
Hockey's back at the Perani Arena this fall as the Flint Generals are set to battle all challengers in the new International Hockey League. Season Tickets and Corporate Marketing Partnerships are currently available and for further information contact the Flint Generals office at 742-9422 or go on line at www.flintgenerals.com.
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