High scoring defenseman (12g, 27a in 56 games) Corbin Karl (March 30, 1990) from the Olds Grizzlys in the AJHL has committed to join the Seawolves for the 2011-2012 season. His 12 goals this season ties him for second in goals amongst that league's blueliners.
His total points for the season place him third on the Olds squad. Karl is listed at 6ft and 200lbs and is from Foremost, Alberta. Great name for a town.
The Grizzly's press release characterizes Corbin as having superior leadership abilities. Coach Kevin Willison is quoted saying,
"The short time that I have known Corbin he has certainly shown his leadership qualities. Through any kind of adversity, Corbin would be willingly to sacrifice himself for the benefit of his team. Playing multiple roles and always coming to the rink with a positive attitude and a great work ethic were traits that made Corbin a consistently positive leader."
Welcome to the Seawolves Corbin. You're joining a team that is on the rise and which looks to be on the backend one of the better future group of blueliners in the league.
His addition to brings potential blueliners to next year's Seawolves to a total of 9 which I think opens up more possibility for the F/D listed Curtis Leinweber and/or Brad Gorham to move up to the forward line. It also provides depth on the backline as insurance against injuries. The Seawolves this season have had a relatively injury free year but planning for such inevitable things is certainly prudent.
Thanks to an alert commenter for this information. I'm pretty busy today writing Senior Tributes and may not have noticed but for that.