Monday, May 4, 2020

Landry Latest To Join Reds

Defenceman Kade Landry from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League is the latest member of the University of New Brunswick's impressive recruiting class, the team announced yesterday afternoon. 

A 6'1", 198 pound product of Wallace, Ontario, Landry split his junior career between the Barrie Colts and Hamilton, helping the Bulldogs capture the 2017-2018 OHL Championship following a mid-season trade. His best season, statistically, came in 2018-2019 when he recorded six goals and 45 assists in 66 games. He had four goals and 28 assists in 59 games this past year. Overall, he posted 15 goals and 118 assists in 248 regular season games and four points in as many postseason games. 

Landry, who has attended a New York Rangers training camp, is described by Gardiner MacDougall as an "excellent, mobile, puck-moving defenceman, with great vision, outstanding leadership skills, and a high compete level." Meanwhile, asssociate coach Rob Hennigar says they "love the way Kade skates, and love his ability to distribute the puck in all three zones."

Landry will reunite with former Barrie teammates Ben Hawerchuk and Jason Willms on the Reds.

Depending on the status of forward Oliver Cooper, UNB may enter the season with a full complement of 22 players on the roster. This is something they rarely do as they usually leave an opening for a possible addition over the holiday break.