Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dickson Joins AHL's Rochester Americans

According to the Rochester Americans official website, John Scott Dickson has been signed by the team to an Amateur Tryout contract (the only way to add a player to the roster this late in the season).  Coincidentally, the team released former SMU defenceman Scott Hotham to make room for Dickson on the roster.

Dickson finished his 5th year at UNB this season and looks to take his patented shot blocking and penalty kill smarts to the next level.  We wish him all the best as he pursues his pro career.  Good luck #12!

7 comments:

Steven C. said...

Good luck JSD!!

Anonymous said...

Interesting that J.S. would be leaving university at this point. What does that say about his academic pursuits? What did he major in, Hockey 101?

Anonymous said...

Wow glad people are critical for the guy getting a job!!! If this had been an Arts student who found a job and left before the end of a term no one would say a peep. The main reason why people go to university is to able to gain employment after, whether playing hockey or working in an office. Congrats JS

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Who said he isn't finishing his classes? Just because he has physically left doesn't mean he still can't finish his school work...the internet is a wonderful thing.

Also, even if he is skipping out on the rest of the semester university will always be there...an AHL contract won't be...I can't imagine too many of us would turn that down...might as well give it a shot and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dummy, he defered his exams and is coming back to finish when he is done playing. Use your head before you speak. Way to try and knock a kid for attempting his dream you should be proud bud.
And if he did get a degree in hockey 101 im sure its better then your degree.

Anonymous said...

Dummy...big word.

It's better THAN not better THEN Mr. Rocket Scientist. I'll take my degree over yours any day by the look of things.

Anonymous said...

Hey, keep your socks on, bud. Dickson was a student-athlete. I'm sure he's going to pick up his degree at some point. For some people, it looks bad that he's in school one day and gone the next when the hockey team happens to be done. That doesn't make those people dummies. Sure, give the guy a chance to make some money playing pro hockey. But don't belittle a person who might think a kid going to school basically free of charge should actuallly finish his degree and then begin his hockey pursuits. I don't suspect J.S. will last very long in Rochester. I don't think he's got AHL skills, but who knows? He's big and he plays both ends of the rink well. His skating is the weak point, and at that level, that might show over the long haul. But wish him luck.