Blades Name Lettermen

PHOTO COURTESY (Steve Hiscock)

The Saskatoon Blades have announced their team captains for the 2014-15 season.

Brett Stovin has been named as the 55th captain in Blades franchise history.

Making his WHL debut in 2010, Stovin is currently in his fourth full season, appearing in 195 regular-season games – all with the Blades. The 19-year-old product of Stony Mountain, MB, has recorded a combined 38 goals and 76 points in his career.

Stovin was originally drafted by the Blades in the fifth round – 90th overall – in 2009.

“Brett has proven himself as one of the most respected players in our locker room,” Head Coach and General Manager Bob Woods said. “As a lifetime Blade, his commitment to our organization and to the city of Saskatoon is second to none. I could think of no one more deserving and I have no doubt he’ll succeed in this role, continuing to speak up and provide unparralled leadership for our team both on and off the ice.

The Blades also announced that the alternate captaincy will be shared between Adam Henry, Nelson Nogier, Nick Zajac and Ryan Graham. Henry and Nogier will don the letters exclusively at home, while the latter pair will sport the A’s on the road.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have this kind of quality leadership within the walls of our locker room,” Woods said. “As veterans on our team and in this league, Adam, Nelson, Nick and Ryan will be looked upon to provide a voice, to set an example.

“This is an exciting time for everyone. While only five of our players will be wearing letters, the Blades are represented by leaders in all four corners of the room, all of whom will be key figures in defining the direction – and culture – of our hockey club moving forward.”

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