Left winger Mitch Fossier will turn into the fifth former College of Maine hockey participant to play for the ECHL’s Maine Mariners this fall.
Fossier, a two-time All Hockey East choice, signed with the Mariners and can be part of Patrick Shea, Brendan Robbins, J.D. Greenway and Eduards Tralmaks as former Black Bears who ventured to Portland to play for the Boston Bruins’ minor league franchise.
“He has all the time been capable of produce. He’s a strong participant on either side of the puck,” mentioned former Mariners head coach and UMaine affiliate head coach Ben Guite, who was instrumental in bringing Fossier to the Mariners.
Guite coached the Mariners final season however lately left to turn into the top males’s hockey coach at Bowdoin Faculty.
“He could have the prospect to maneuver himself as much as the AHL,” added Guite.
The 25-year-old Fossier spent final season with HC Banksa Bystrica in Slovakia the place he notched 15 targets and 12 assists in 38 common season video games earlier than registering two targets and two assists in 9 playoff contests.
The Alpharetta, Georgia, native signed a free agent minor-league contract with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks after concluding his school profession and had 5 targets and three assists in 19 video games for the AHL’s Rockford Ice Hogs in the course of the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
The 6-foot, 187-pound Fossier — additionally an achieved musician — led the Black Bears in scoring three consecutive seasons and had a career-high 42 factors his senior 12 months with 10 targets and 32 assists in 34 video games.
His 42 factors tied him for seventh among the many nation’s 60 Division I applications and his 32 assists tied him for third.
He concluded his UMaine profession with 128 profession factors in 143 video games on 38 targets and 90 assists. He’s tied for thirtieth on the all-time UMaine scoring listing with Ray Jacques.
His 90 assists tie him for seventeenth.