- Created: 18 May 2017
The Eugene Generals are proud to announce the signing of goaltender Sean Leonard.
Like the aforementioned trio, Leonard attended the Eugene Generals Preseason Evaluation Camp on April 29-30. “I feel like it went really well,” said Leonard reflecting on his performance at the camp. “Loved the atmosphere, had a really good time and it seems like a great place to expand and grow my hockey skills."
“As a goalie, it’s always tough attending camps because the player pool is typically so large,” said Head Coach Justin Kern. "However, Sean quickly showed that he was here to take care of business and work hard. He has a tremendous attitude and he’s a kid that really, really wanted to play for the Generals, and that’s something that definitely sticks out and that our coaching staff takes note of.”
Leonard's relationship with fellow Salt Lake City native and former General Kory Palmer helped kick-start the conversation between Leonard and the Generals.
What made playing in Eugene so appealing to Leonard? “Mainly,” he says, “it was how you could tell that everyone there wanted the best for each individual player and was willing to help them achieve their personal goals. The coaches show that they want you to improve and they actually care about where you go in hockey.”
The Salt Lake City, Utah native will join the Generals after previously playing for the Park City Ice Miners.
Like the signings before him, Leonard is already eager to get to Eugene and start the season. “I’m really looking forward to being there, playing good hockey with a good team at a high level, but also having people around that have the same goals and same dreams that I want to achieve in hockey. It just seems like it will be an amazing atmosphere to play in.”