Speed demon Matt St. Jean has committed to playing his final season of junior with the Sudbury Royals of the new Canadian International Hockey League.
St. Jean, a 5-foot-9, 155 pound, 1994 birth-year centre who previously played at the AA level in both Sudbury and Mississauga, will bring “leadership and maturity” to the Royals, according to general manager KB Beals.
“He’s a very hardworking offensive and defensive player,” Beals said of St. Jean. “He instinctively sets up plays in front of the net and possesses the ability to generate goals.”
Beals added that with St. Jean signed, the Royals are now looking for size and additional leadership as they finalize their roster for the upcoming, 2014-2015 season.
As for St. Jean, he told HockeyNewsNorth.com that, “I am excited to finish my career as a junior player in the inaugural season with the Royals.”