Flames and Tesink come together
Flames and Defenceman Marcus Tesink have agreed a deal that brings the Canadian to Spectrum for the coming term. The 5’10”, 190lb skater spent the previous 3 seasons at USports Concordia University Stingers where he iced 64 games, registering 4 goals and 16 points.
Ahead of his university stay, the 25 year old dressed nearly 3 seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Moncton Wildcats, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Saint John Sea Dogs between 2014 and 2018. He appeared in 123 games while posting 2 goals and 15 assists before spending his final year and a half of junior eligibility with Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League. Tesink had 5 goals and 34 points in 86 starts and helped the side to the 2017-2018 RBC Cup national title.
“Marcus is not the offensive presence some of our other guys are at the back, but he skates really well and can handle the puck and situational play in all areas of the ice,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon. “He plays the kind of game that will fit very well into the style we try to put on the ice.”
“Marcus spent some of his university time alongside Bradley Lalonde so we have a good feel for him before he gets here, and he will also know at least one face when he arrives which will be a big help for a guy moving country and making his pro debut all at the same time.”