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Greyhounds sign prospect from college ranks (updated)

In a summer that has already seen them sign four prospects, the Soo Greyhounds got some more good news on Thursday afternoon. That’s when the team officially announced the signing of 19-year-old forward Gabe Guertler.
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In a summer that has already seen them sign four prospects, the Soo Greyhounds got some more good news on Thursday afternoon.

That’s when the team officially announced the signing of 19-year-old forward Gabe Guertler.

Guertler has a sesaon of college hockey under his belt after spending the 2013-14 season at the University of Minnesota.

“I’m really excited to be a part of the Soo program,” Guertler said in a release. “I think it’s a great opportunity for me to get better as a player.”

Guertler was drafted by the Greyhounds in the sixth round of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection by the Greyhounds. With intentions of playing college hockey, Guertler spent the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons with the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League before signing to play at Minnesota.

“Gabe is a very tenacious and skilled forward who plays the game with great speed,” Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Dubas said in a prepared statement. “He has shown throughout his time as a prospect of ours that he can make plays at high speed.”

In 24 games as a freshman at Minnesota, Guertler had two goals and five points. In 2012-13 with Fargo, the centreman had 31 goals and 51 points in 60 games.



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A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at FoxSports.com in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
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