Friday, April 22, 2011

IceHogs Year in Review: Garnet Exelby

                      Position: Defenseman         Shoots: Left
                      Height: 6'1"                      Birthday: August 16, 1981
                      Weight: 215                      Hometown: Ste. Anne, Manitoba
2010-11 Stats
GP   G   A   PTS   +/-   PIM   PPG   SHG   SOG   S%
77    3   10   13     +7    128      0         0     81     3.7

On a team filled with young players, Garnet Exelby provided that much needed veteran presence for the IceHogs this year. On November 3rd of this season, he was named team captain and he was a solid and consistent player all year long. He showed up every night ready to play and could normally be counted on for a big hit or two. In fact, he earned the award for heaviest hitter on April 9th when the Hogs gave out their annual team awards before the last home game of the season. He had a solid year and because of it, and also because he's a veteran, he was called up to the Blackhawks to be apart of the Black Aces for the playoffs. 
His contract is up this summer and he could easily find himself in the NHL somewhere. But if no big club comes knocking, he would definitely be a guy the Hogs would love to have back with the club next year.

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