Max is back in Blind River

September 5, 2016

A prize piece of the puzzle has been returned to Blind River as the new-look Beavers have signed a top centre for the 2016-2017 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

Max Khull, a 1999 birth-year skater and sixth-round, Ontario Hockey League draft pick of the Niagara IceDogs in 2015, is poised to play a second season in Blind River.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Khull, who hails from the north shore town of Echo Bay, Ontario, led the Beavers in scoring as a 16-year old in 2015-2016 with 15 goals, 23 assists, 38 points in 54 games.

Blind River finished last in the West Division and 11th overall in the 12-team NOJHL last season and missed the playoffs.

Since the ’15-16 season ended, the Beavers have formed a new identity in the hockey department by hiring reputable, former Soo Thunderbirds assistant Kyle Brick as their new head coach.

Brick subsequently hired former Soo Greyhounds, OHL defenseman Dylan King as an assistant coach and among other additions to the Beavers staff, venerable NOJHL recruiter Charly Murray signed on in Blind River as senior advisor and director of scouting.

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