Flames roster expands with Kruise Reddick
After a season with HC Vita Hästen in the Swedish Allsvenskan, Canadian forward Kruise Reddick will make his next European stop in Guildford. The 27 year old skater had 6 goals and 19 points in 52 Swedish starts last term. He made his pro debut in 2015-2016 with Idaho Steelheads of the East Coast Hockey League where he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 14 combined outings between League and Playoff competition after joining the side at the close of the college season schedule.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to come and play for Guildford,” said Reddick. “I have heard nothing but good things about the city and the team and I look forward to playing in front of all the great fans there. Cannot wait to get the season started and do everything I can to help this team be successful.”
The 5’9”, 185lb skater spent 5 seasons with the University of Alberta Golden Bears; the final pair as club captain. The shifty forward had 14 goals and 30 points in 28 games during his last campaign before tacking on his season ending Steelhead activity. In 133 College conference starts, Reddick had 46 goals as part of 118 points. His playoff success was highlighted with the delivery of back to back National titles in 2014 and 2015.
Reddick’s success earned him a spot on the All-Tournament team during the 2013-2014 University Cup event. The next season he was selected to his Conference’s 2nd All-Star team and later added the National tournament Most Valuable Player award. He also earned a spot on the Canadian team that won a Bronze Medal at the World University games where he had 5 goals and 3 assists in 6 games.
Before combining Athletics and Academics, Reddick iced 5 full seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Tri City Americans. Including playoffs, he played 380 times, and posted 110 goals while adding 212 assists. His best season was 2007-2008 when he had 23 goals and 74 points which earned him a look at camp with the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks.
“Kruise is another guy with some speed up front.” said Head Coach Paul Dixon. “He also has excellent puck and offensive skills, and he is going to have every opportunity to demonstrate those abilities this season.”
“Maybe more important is that he comes to play every night. He is a leader, a real competitor, and despite his size he will even play a bit physical and he will play at both ends of the ice. He is committed to team goals, and we think he is a great addition to our roster.”