Beavers deal with Walleye

June 13, 2022
Ryan Doucette

Ryan Doucette will stay at home to play junior hockey for the 2022-2023 season. Doucette has been acquired by the Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League from the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.

Blind River gets cash considerations from Kam River in the transaction.

A 5-foot-11, 185 pound forward with a 2003 birth date, Doucette hails from Thunder Bay. As an NOJHL rookie with Blind River in 2021-2022, Doucette netted five goals, 10 assists, 15 points in 41 regular season games for the Beavers and then added one goal, one assist, two points in five playoff outings.

In bringing Doucette home to Kam River, Fighting Walleye general manager Kevin McCallum likes what he has in the gritty grinder.

“We are excited to bring Ryan into the organization,” McCallum relayed to Hockey News North. “He brings speed and a bit of an edge with some offensive upside. I believe he is going to be a key asset for our club.

“Having the opportunity to bring home another local that can contribute is exciting for the organization,” McCallum added.

On the flip side, Doucette said that he is equally happy to look forward to be able to play in front of family and friends again in 2022-2023 as a member of the Fighting Walleye.

“I am super grateful and excited to be part of such a well rounded organization,” Doucette said. “It is going to be awesome to play at home in front of the incredible fans and atmosphere. I look forward to meeting new guys and contributing to my team, on and off the ice. I am excited to see what the season brings.”

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