Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Junior Senators are pleased to announce the signing of 18-year-old defenceman David Mabey, who spent the last two seasons with the Listowel Cyclones of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The 6’5, 195 lb Wellington, Ontario native registered three goals and 19 assists for 22 points over 77 career games in the GOJHL.
“I chose to play for the Ottawa Jr. Senators because I’ve heard it is a great environment and they consistently have championship caliber teams year after year,” said Mabey on making the decision to move to the Ottawa area to join the Jr. Senators. “I have only heard good things from all the people I have talked to in regard to the team and organization.”
With the prior commitment of Robbie Stewart, Mabey adds depth to the Jr. Senators defense core with the team losing several defencemen to NCAA programs for this upcoming season..
“I am a defenseman that is committed to an elite defensive game with a strong ability to contribute offensively,” added Mabey on what he will add to the OJS defensive core. “I have a strong hockey IQ and and I know how to use my size to my advantage anywhere on the ice.”
Head Coach Martin Dagenais is confident that Mabey will adjust to the speed of the CCHL quickly and become a go-to guy for his team.
“We brought David (Mabey) in because we think he can become an effective two-way defenseman who will often be tasked with facing the opponent’s top line. We were told he’s a great kid that’s willing to learn, and we can certainly work with that.”
Mabey is looking to help the Jr. Senators reach the top once again as the team searches for its third consecutive championship this upcoming season. He would also like to secure a commitment in the process.
“I’m looking forward to finishing my junior career with a championship caliber organization like the Ottawa Jr. Senators,” outlined an excited Mabey. “I have the right tools here to try to get to the university level in either the United States or Canada.”