The CT Whale announced today that the team has signed forward Danny Hobbs to an American Hockey League contract.
Hobbs, 23, a 6-1, 196-pound native of Shawville, Quebec, played the last four seasons in Hockey East for the U. Mass-Amherst Minutemen. In 32 games this past year, Hobbs scored 12 goals and added 12 assists for 24 points, while serving 24 minutes in penalties. Those 12 goals were good for a tie for third on the U. Mass-Amherst squad, and Hobbs’ 24 points ranked him fifth on the team. In his Junior year, 2010-11, Hobbs led the Minutemen in points and tied for the team lead in goals, with 12-16-28 in 32 games.
…while guys like Miller, McIlrath and Thomas get all the press, having under-the-radar prospects like Hobbs in the organization is what makes Gordie Clark so essential to the Rangers success.
…having four years of the college game under his belt, he should be more than ready for the step up in competition. Although it looks like he could use a little more bulk on that 6-1 frame.