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The Sabres have picked up a forward from the ECHL, or, the “Premiere AA League,” Colton Fretter of the Gwinnett Gladiators. I know you want me to make a punny joke here about his name. So I’ll think about it.
Haven’t heard of Colton Fretter? Don’t fret (ha! I did it), I’ll tell you all you need to know.
1. Despite missing 21 games that season, he was named the 2007 CCM Tacks ECHL Rookie of the Year. That’s impressive. Or maybe he’s like that kid on your hockey team who should have gone to the travel team but his parents didn’t have the time or money to let him play on it so he just kicked everyone’s butt.
2. He played in the ECHL All-Star game, a game in which he scored the game winning goal for the American Conference. Boo-yah.
3. It appears he has a lazy eye.
4. He plays forward, shoots right.
5. He’s 5-10, 187lbs, 26 years old, and an Ontarionian – so he could find it easy to feel at home here in BuffalOntario.
6. His stats for the 06-07 season were as follows: 49 gp, 35g, 29a, 64 pts, +3
7. During the 07-08 season, he jumped from 1 AHL team (Bridgeport) to another (Chicago), then back to the Gwinnett Gladiators, so he doesn’t have any really relevant stats.
8. He played at Michigan State in college, and averaged about 30 PIM. Once he got into the Premiere AA league, though, his PIMs shot up to 46. What a rebel.
9. He was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in round 8 (#230 overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
So I know that now you’re dying for my predictions. Well, I really have no idea, mostly because I didn’t know the ECHL even existed until today (that might be an exaggeration). So, the next time his name comes up, I promise to update everyone. Until then, I wouldn’t worry about memorizing his stats.
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