Monday, September 30, 2013

Giants Get Thrower Back; Name Him Captain

On Sunday, news broke that the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs had assigned defenseman Dalton Thrower to the Vancouver Giants.

Thrower, who was acquired from the Saskatoon Blades in the off-season, is 20-years-old and brings an immediate veteran presence to the blue line for the G-Men. So much so, in fact, that the Giants decided to name him their team captain on Monday.

The North Vancouver native is expected to make his debut for the G-Men on Friday evening in Brandon against the Wheat Kings.

Click here to read Steve Ewen's article from The Province on Thrower's return.

Here's the release from the Giants:

The Vancouver Giants named defenceman Dalton Thrower their new captain today, making him the 13th captain in franchise history.

Thrower, who was drafted 51st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 National Hockey League Draft, was assigned to the Giants by the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday.

The North Vancouver native was acquired by the Giants in the off-season from the Saskatoon Blades and had 27 points (6 goals, 21 assists) in 54 games with the Blades last season.

"It's a huge honour," said the Giants' newest captain. "I grew up watching the Giants, and to come here and be named captain was something I never would have thought of. But I'm going to take it and roll with it and do what I can to help this team in every way."

Hear Thrower's reaction to being named captain HERE.

Listen to what Thrower has to say about his experience in the NHL and AHL HERE and his thoughts on the Giants HERE.

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