Sudbury Royals add speed
August 29, 2014
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.”
What you think about “Sudbury Royals add speed”
Good to see teams rounding out their rosters. I am wondering when we hear more from the Espanola Rivermen. Looking at the players already signed, they seem to have an abundance of defencemen, but are lacking numbers at forward. The returning forwards are good defensive players, but I can’t help wondering where the goals are going to come from, as their top five or six scorers from last year are not returning.
The Royals are putting together an excellent team of Players from Greater Sudbury. This is a team that we will support!
Royals will put a nice team on the ice no doubt about this Team.
Hey fan you do realize the top four Rivermen scorers are now in college hockey now.
I heard the Royals have lost a “plum prospect” shhh….
Yes I realize that. Hence, the reason I said they were not returning.