The Orange and Black added more size to their blueline today with the signing of Collin Caulfield (98). The 6’3”, 205lbs defenseman from Grand Forks, North Dakota was a point per game player with the Grand Forks Central High School team last season.
“I am very excited to come and play in Winkler,” said Caulfield.
“What they have to offer is second to none. I have heard many great things about the program and can’t wait to get started,” concluded Caulfield.
Caulfield is a good puck moving defenseman that is physical in his own end. In 27 games played last season, he recorded 27 points (2 goals – 25 assists) and 29 penalty minutes while serving as the team captain.
“Collin will add to the depth on our back end,” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson.
“He also uses his size very well and is a very good addition to our team,” added Pearson.
Pearson has spent the off-season adding to the Flyers’ defense corps after losing Captain Connor Hamonic (graduation), Assistant Captain Lawson McDonald (NCAA Scholarship), Tyler Lindstrom (graduation) and Nathan Peabody (graduation) from the 2016-2017 team. So far this off-season, the Flyers have added five new defensemen via trade or signing. Along with Caulfield, Oliver Lester (97), CJ Corazzin (99), Max Daerendinger (98) and Owen Wiebe (99) have all been added since the beginning of June.
The Flyers would like to welcome Collin and his family to the Flyers organization and look forward to seeing him on the ice in the fall.