Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Monday that they have recalled defensemen Colton Saucerman and Rob Hamilton from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The moves come following the Florida Panthers' recall of defenseman MacKenzie Weegar and Ian McCoshen earlier in the day.
The 5-foot-9-inch, 191-pound Saucerman is an alumnus of Northeastern University, where he registered 64 points in four seasons with the Huskies. He joined the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL following his collegiate career and contributed eight points (two goals, six assists) in 15 ECHL playoff games in 2015-16.
This season, in split time between the Stingrays and the Manchester Monarchs, the 24-year-old Saucerman has four goals and 27 assists in 53 games. He has skated in two AHL games with Hershey and Springfield, making his Thunderbirds debut on March 19 against Albany.
Hamilton, 23, is just weeks into his professional career after completing a four-year NCAA tenure at the University of Vermont. The 6-foot, 192-pound defenseman originally from Calgary, Alberta recorded 10 goals and 21 points in his senior season for the Catamounts.
In four seasons playing for the Hockey East competitors, Hamilton scored 12 goals and added 31 assists while posting a +16 at Vermont.
Hamilton recorded one assist through his first six games with the Manchester Monarchs, while posting two penalty minutes.
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