Renegades Complete Draft
The Richmond Renegades, members of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), today announced their selections from the first ever SPHL expansion draft. The Renegades drafted 8 forwards and four defensemen taking two players from every team except Pee Dee.
"We were extremely surprised at the quality of players that were made available", stated Allan B. Harvie, Jr., President and General Manager of the Renegades. "Coaches Brophy and Goudie and I spent a lot of time researching every player and how they might impact our team. We feel we have selected players who will have an impact and will fit into Coach Brophy's style of play. We are not sure how many of these players will report. However, we have spoken to several and have been met with very positive responses" Harvie continued.
"I don't know how many of these players will make our roster," stated Coach Brophy. "With the players we will have coming in many of these drafted players will need to work hard to break in. There are a couple of these drafted players we would like to sign right away as we feel they can have an immediate impact," he continued. "Brian (Assistant Coach Goudie) and I have been working the phones extensively and we are really pleased with the response. Anybody wanting to make the Renegades roster will need to be in absolute top shape when training camp comes."
The following players now become the property of the Richmond Renegades:
FROM FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ:
Dean Jackson (Don Mills, Ontario) - Forward (5' 10" - 190#) - Played all 56 games last season for the FireAntz (32G 44A 46 PIM). Has 98 games experience in the UHL with Elmira. Scored 3 points in 3 playoffs games in 2006.
Scott Corbett (Dunnville, Ontario) - Forward (6' 3" - 195) - Played 54 games for the FireAntz last season (24G 32A 28 PIM). Played 4 games with South Carolina (ECHL) last season scoring one goal. Scored 2 points in 2 playoff games last season.
FROM HUNTSVILLE HAVOC:
Mark Cole (East Islip, NY) - Defense (6' 1" - 205) - Second year with Huntsville; played all 56 games last season (2G 16A 126 PIM). Has played in the UHL with Ft. Wayne. Scored one goal in 5 playoff games.
Jeff Dams (Manotick, Ontario) - Forward (5' 9" - 185#) - Second full year with Huntsville and appeared in all 56 games last season (20G 27A 54 PIM). In 5 playoff games last year he scored 3 goals.
FROM COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS:
Tom McMonagle (Glenolden, PA) - Forward (5' 8" - 175#) - Second full season with the Columbus (32G 26A 105 PIM). Scored 2 goals in 3 playoff games. Appeared last year in one game for South Carolina (ECHL) scoring one goal. Has played in the UHL with Port Huron.
Riley Riddell (Camrose, Alberta) - Forward (5' 7" - 191#) - Appeared in 19 games for Columbus last season (7G 7A 6 PIM). Played 39 games in the ECHL.
FROM KNOXVILLE ICEBEARS:
Josh Akright (Haslett, MI) - Defense (6' 2" 205#) - Played in 19 games with Knoxville Ice Bears last season (0G 9A 46 PIM). In 7 playoff games had no point but 55 PIM's. Has experience playing in the UHL and CHL.
Jason Bermingham (Montreal, Quebec) - Forward (6' 200#) - In 48 regular season games with Knoxville last season he led the team with 28G 48A for 76 points with 79 PIM. In 8 playoff games he had 10 goals and 5 assists with 28 PIM and was the playoff MVP. He has extensive AHL, ECHL and CHL experience.
FROM FLORIDA SEALS:
Trevor Hammer (Roseau, MN) - Defense (6' 180#) - Played in all 56 regular season games last season (5G 17A 25 PIM). Had three points in 9 playoff games. Extensive CHL experience.
Dominick Dawes (Utica, NY) - Defense (5' 10" 184#) - Appeared in 56 games for the Seals during the 2006-07 campaign (9G 12A 71 PIM). In 9 playoff games he had 2 points and 22 PIM.
FROM JACKSONVILLE BARRACUDAS:
Chris Hackett (Paradise, Newfoundland) - Forward (5' 11" 180#) - In 41 games during the 2005-06 season he had 11G 13A 37 PIM. This is his season year as a pro.
Jonathan Charette (Montreal, Quebec) - Forward (5' 8" 148#) - Played 46 games in Jacksonville last season (7G 17A 104 PIM). Second year as a pro.
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