Flames Add Braes to roster
Canadian forward Cam Braes is the newest member of the Guildford Flames ice hockey club. The 28-year-old will join Spectrum’s men after splitting last season with EBEL outfit Orli Znojmo where he began the campaign before closing it out at Aalborg Pirates in Denmark with 8 goals and 13 points in 22 starts.
“I am really excited to sign with Guildford and be a part of the Flames organization,” offered Braes. “I have previously played with Jesse Craige in junior and with Travis Fullerton at the collegiate level and both had nothing but great things to say about the organization, city, staff, and players. I can’t wait until the season begins and to help contribute to a winning culture in Guildford”
The 5’10”, 180lb skater made his European debut in 2017-2018 at Swiss HC Thurgau where he had 25 goals and 22 helpers in 45 games plus another 8 points in 6 playoff appearances. His official pro career began the year prior, immediately following his 5th and final term at University of New Brunswick, when he played 1 game at AHL’s Stockton Heat.
He commenced his University stay in 2012-2013 with a 31-point performance in 33 games, including league and playoffs, while helping his school to the USports National title and making a personal mark on the Atlantic Conference All Rookie team. His side went on to win back to back Canadian crowns in his final pair of seasons, and he had more than 50 points in his last year of eligibility while getting the nod as a Conference 2nd All Star Team member.
In Junior, the British Columbia native spent the bulk of 5 seasons in the Western Hockey League with Lethbridge Hurricanes before icing his last half season at Moose Jaw Warriors. During his final development year, Braes had 41 goals and 82 points before adding another 15 points during an extended playoff run. In 350 WHL games, he posted 116 goals and 240 points.
“By all accounts, Cam fits right into the mold of a lot of players we already have here,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“He is not a big body, but he is fast and skilled, and like the rest of our crew, will have no problem playing on nights when the game is more physical.”
“Last season we had stretches where we didn’t score as much as we might have liked, and Cam should be able to not only add to that himself, but he will be a good complement to the players around him which helps us get the most of everyone’s skill set.”
“He has played with and against some of the guys we already have with us so he should be coming to a dressing room already knowing some faces, and definitely adds to the talent level we have in place.”