By Matt Stefano
With the NOJHL trade deadline just a few days away, the Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that they are bringing back another familiar face.
The Thunderbirds have reacquired defenceman Brady Caruso from the CCHL’s Smith Falls Bears in exchange for a player development fee.
In two games played with Smith Falls this season, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native had no points.
Caruso, who began the 2018-2019 season with the CCHL’s Ottawa Jr. Senators, had one goal and two assists in ten games played.
The eighteen year old played one full season with the Thunderbirds during 2017-2018, where he had five goals and twenty three points in forty six games.
He also played nine games with the Thunderbirds during the 2016-2017 season, where had had one goal.
Caruso, who was drafted by the Guelph Storm in the 2nd round (22nd overall) in the 2017 OHL U18 Priority Selection, stands 6’1 and 190 lbs.
“Our hockey club is very excited to have Brady back in our lineup,” said Thunderbirds general manager Trev Zachary. “Brady brings size, strength, and other high quality defensive and offensive elements to an already good group of d-men”
This marks the third trade this season that the Thunderbirds are bringing back a familiar face, following Spencer Van Tiem (December 9th) and Gage Stephney (October 30).
(Photo credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography)