Monday, June 16, 2014

Shutron Signs ECHL Deal

University of New Brunswick defenceman Ben Shutron has agreed to terms with the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears, an affiliate for both the Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced today.

The press release states:
Shutron (6-1, 185 lbs.) was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round (#95 overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He enters his first professional season after skating the last five years (2009-14) for the University of New Brunswick (CIS) where he served as an alternate captain last season. In 101 CIS games, Shutron picked up 56 points on eight goals and 48 assists. He won the CIS University Cup in 2010-11 and was named to the CIS All-Rookie team in 2009-10. Shutron played five seasons (2004-2009) in the OHL for the Kingston Frontenacs and Windsor Spitfires, finishing with 30 goals and 124 assists for 154 points to go along with 353 PIM in 298 games. The Orleans, ON, native helped Windsor capture both the OHL Championship and Memorial Cup Championship in 2008-09, won an OHL Championship with Kingston in 2007-08, and played in the CHL Top Prospects Game in 2005-06.
We wish Ben all the best in his future endeavors.