Thursday, August 9, 2012

Former Nanaimo Forward Raymond Sawada Signs With AHL's St. John's IceCaps:


The good news for former BCHLers continues as former Nanaimo Clippers forward Ray Sawada has a new deal with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

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Here's the release from the IceCaps website:

The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the St. John’s IceCaps, are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with Raymond Sawada and Dean Arsene on American Hockey League contracts. As per club policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Sawada, 27, played in 17 games with the IceCaps last season where he recorded three points (2G, 1A) and 14 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 15 Calder Cup Playoff games with St. John’s, earning six points (3G, 3A) and 10 penalty minutes. 

Sawada played in 52 games with the Manitoba Moose during the 2008-09 season where he accumulated 21 points (6G, 15A) and 31 penalty minutes. He also helped the team make the Calder Cup Finals playing in 22 post season games for eight points (3G, 5A). 

The Richmond, BC native has played in 11 career NHL games with the Dallas Stars where he earned one goal. Sawada was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the second round, 52nd overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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