Soo Thunderbirds have added a small-but-speedy centre to their roster.
Thunderbirds general manager Kevin Cain has confirmed that the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League team has signed 1997 birth-year pivot Matt Caruso.
Caruso, who is listed at 5-foot-8, 145 pounds, played with the Soo Thunder minor midgets in 2012-2013 before leaving home to skate for the major midget Waterloo Wolves in 2013-2014.
In what was an impressive season with Waterloo, Caruso had 18 goals, 28 assists, 46 points in 32 games.
He is the younger brother of Michael Caruso, a 1995 birth-year defenceman who played for the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League in 2013-2014.