Brett Findlay to Toronto Marlies
August 9, 2014
Echo Bay product Brett Findlay is poised to move up the hockey ladder.
Findlay, a 1992 birth-year forward who was part of an East Coast Hockey League championship team with the Alaska Aces in 2013-2014, has signed an American Hockey League contract with the Toronto Marlies.
The Marlies are the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
Gord Dineen, a former Ontario Hockey League defenceman with the Soo Greyhounds who went on to play in 568 NHL games, is the new head coach of the AHL Marlies.
Prior to turning pro, Findlay played three OHL seasons as a high-end forward with the Greyhounds and Peterborough Petes.
He also spent a season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with the Blind River Beavers under coach Jim Capy.
Findlay is also a graduate of the Sault Major Hockey Association’s AA midget ranks where he played for coach Don Gagnon.
What you think about “Brett Findlay to Toronto Marlies”
He did do well in the Ontario Hockey League no doubt and good for Brett for sure. But have to imagine Sault ties with Kyle Dubas had to play a key role with this, a big role, in giving Brett this chance with the Marlies.
I member a lot of players that played along side Brett in the O, and even when he was younger and I bet they are wondering, what did I do wrong?
Congrats to Brett however, he has come a long way, Marlies are good at developing players.