HIGHMORE BECOMES 14TH SEA DOG TO PLAY IN NHL
SAINT JOHN – Former Saint John Sea Dogs forward Matthew Highmore has become the fourteenth player in franchise history to play in the NHL.
The native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, made his NHL debut for the Chicago Blackhawks last night, registering two shots on goal and one blocked shot in 12:33 of ice time in a 7-2 loss to the Sharks in San Jose. Prior to his recall, he had been the leading scorer for the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.
Highmore, who turned 22 earlier this week, played five seasons for the Sea Dogs between 2012 and 2017, recording 90 goals and 157 assists for 247 points in 289 games. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in assists and power play goals (tied – 36), and sits third in points and fourth in goals. He was Saint John’s regular season leading scorer the last two seasons. He was named the Sea Dogs’ most valuable player in 2016-17, as a key member of the 2017 President Cup championship team. He signed as a free agent with the Blackhawks before the end of last season.
Eight forwards and six defencemen make up the list of Sea Dogs to have played in the NHL.