Wednesday, October 12, 2011

V-Reds Add D-Man Chad Denny

The UNB Varsity Reds have added some big help on the blue line.  Chad Denny, a former 49th overall pick in the 2005 NHL entry draft has been attending classes and is waiting to regain eligibility.  Deny played 4 years with the Lewiston MAINEiacs before splitting parts of 4 seasons between the ECHL and AHL.

Denny is a big body presence at 6'3 and over 220 lbs and will challenge Josh Kidd for hardest shot on the V-Reds team with a cannon clocked at over 100 mph.

Because Denny played a few games professionally last fall he must wait until November to gain eligibility for CIS hockey.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome aboard Chad. One has to wonder with the number of D-Men the V-Reds already have in place if one or two of them may now end up playing up front.

David Kilfoil said...

Well Gardiner planned to use Corcoran as energy forward this season, like he was doing before he was injured last spring, so Spencer probably shouldn't be considered a d-man (even though he has been playing that role in preseason).

Once Denny is eligible, and up to game speed, I'm also one who would like to see UNB experiment with Denny and Kidd alternating as "power-forwards" on the power play. The V-Reds can use more big bodies not afraid to get in the paint Ryan-Smyth-style.

Finally, seeing he is from the Eskasoni reserve, UNB has resources geared specifically towards helping Micmac and Maliseet students success academically. This could prove to be a very good fit for Denny.

David Kilfoil said...

Oops, that should be "succeed academically".

Anonymous said...

Another Caper added to the mix!

Anonymous said...

How about Kidd and Denny on the point for the powerplay...nothing but bombs from the point; no way they could both be covered.

David Kilfoil said...

They would at least put some hurt on shot blockers ...

Anonymous said...

UNB is deadly! Can't wait for the season to start!

Anonymous said...

meh,his numbers aint much....wouldnt get to excited

Anonymous said...

unb is deadly? lol,they buy championships,lol,deadly....

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA buy championships he says. Honesetly, get me a fact or some information on this and maybe you can come on here spewing your nonsense. Until then go back down the hill and listen to your coach who wants more publicity then he wants win.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Deadly! As in they have a winning program (clearly) and have good recruiting (Coach Mac, and the program speaks for itself), thus putting together competitive teams year after year.

You're clearly a STU fan which can hardly put together a team, their recruiting consists of drawing players from the Fredericton Senior league or Junior A/B with a few major junior players that never got a hard look from any AUS school with an actual hockey program.

Winning programs draw players with talent (Hennigar, Boyce, Tremblay, Culligan, Todd, etc...).

Tommie said...

Denny, a physical match up for wallingford in front of the SMU net and just what the doctor ordered for Swan in front of the UNB crease!