- Created: 22 August 2017
The Eugene Generals are proud to announce the return of forward Bradley Maddox for the 2017-18 season.
Maddox is officially the first veteran to re-sign with the Generals for the upcoming season and the team’s tenth signee overall. He joins forwards William Wallace, Blaine Krona, Nathan Leach, Griffin Minchin and Broc Friesen; defensemen Dayne Cole, Jackson Baughman and Dakota Henn; and goaltender Sean Leonard, all of which signed earlier this offseason.
The Spokane, Washington product will be entering his second season of junior hockey after playing for the Generals for all of last season. Maddox posted 2 goals and 10 assists for 12 overall points in 41 games played during the 2017-18 regular season as the Generals won the Pacific Division before ultimately being knocked out of pool play in the USPHL Playoffs via a tiebreaker.
His performance last year earned him the award as the team's Most Improved Player, an honor bestowed by Generals coaches and staff at the conclusion of each season.
Maddox's upbeat demeanor and relentless effort on the ice earned him the title as the team's Most Improved Player for the 2016-17 season.
"Bradley is a player that - and you can talk to anyone from the team last year or really anyone that's met him - he's a player that everybody loves," said Generals Head Coach Justin Kern. "He's a great role player that brings a tremendous work ethic and attitude to the rink every day, and he's the kid that always puts smile on the faces of people around him."
Despite only being a 2000 birth year, Maddox (above) will be leaned on to provide veteran leadership both on and off the ice in his second season of junior hockey.
Now, the Northwest native will be looked to by coaches and teammates alike to take another step forward and help lead a roster that will include plenty of fresh faces.
"On the ice," continued Coach Kern, "Bradley made tremendous strides last year and he really picked up his game near the tail end of the season. This year, we're looking for him to keep improving his game and keep bringing that smile and that attitude towards everything that we do as a team."