In today's Daily Gleaner it was announced that forward Peter Trainor has committed to the Varsity Reds for the upcoming season. Of course, like many UNB recruits, it comes with the usual caveat of receiving any professional opportunities during the summer.
The news should not come as much of a surprise as the 5'10'', 187 pound Trainor is a native of Fredericton. He was part of the V-Red Prospects program and played his minor hockey in the city before spending the last three full seasons playing for the Rimouski Oceanic in the QMJHL.
His best season came in 2012-2013 when he finished 4th in the league with 100 points (46 goals, 54 assists), just behind leading scorer and future teammate Ben Duffy's 110 points. This past season he notched 62 points (28 goals, 34 assists) in 65 games as he decided to return to the Oceanic for his overage year after turning down a contract from the Buffalo Sabres. Overall, he posted 218 points (103 goals, 115 assists) in 203 regular season games and 31 points (19 goals, 12 assists) in 38 playoff games in his junior career.
Welcome to UNB, Peter!