- Created: 07 January 2017
The Eugene Generals (23-6-2, 48pts) have acquired forward Colton Symbol from the Tri-City Outlaws for undisclosed terms.
Currently in his final year of junior hockey eligibility, Symbol was in the midst of his second season with the Outlaws organization before the Generals made the move to add the talented goal scorer and distributor. Over 55 career games played with Tri-City, Symbol tallied 37 goals and 64 assists for 101 overall points.
Having played in 21 games with the Outlaws this season, Symbol comes to Eugene with 13 goals and 41 overall points while ranking in the top ten in the USP3HL in assists with 28.
Symbol is a former high school teammate of current Generals players Cole Bloemer and Logan Sanders as the three previously suited up together with the Colony Knights. Symbol becomes the seventh Alaskan on the Generals current roster, a common theme under Head Coach Justin Kern, an Alaska native himself.
“Symbol is a player that we are very familiar with as we actually tried recruiting him before last season” said Kern. "With the postseason fast approaching, we wanted to send a message to both the league and our players that we have aspirations beyond just a Pacific Division crown, and I think that this move reinforces that message. I have no doubt that he'll be a great addition to our lineup and I look forward to seeing him mesh with the rest of the team over the coming days and weeks."
Symbol will slide into an already explosive lineup that has amassed 158 goals through 31 games so far this season, a mark that ranks tied for second overall in the USP3HL behind only the Florida Jr. Blades.
Symbol will make his Generals debut next weekend as the team will travel to Bremerton, Washington to play a two-game series against the West Sound Warriors starting on Friday, January 13th and concluding on Saturday, January 14th. Both games start at 7:35pm PST while video coverage will be provided via HockeyTV. Symbol is slated to make his home debut on Friday, February 3rd vs. the West Sound Warriors, the first of a six-game homestand that will wrap up the USP3HL regular season.
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