The Missouri Mavericks have announced the signing of reigning Central Hockey League scoring champion and former league MVP Sebastien Thinel.
One day after trading all-star forward Nick Sirota to the Arizona Sundogs, the Missouri Mavericks announced the signing of reigning Central Hockey League scoring champion and former league MVP Sebastien Thinel.
“Sebastien is a franchise player that every team in the CHL was heavily recruiting,” Mavericks president and general manager Brent Thiessen said. “We are excited today for our fans, the organization and our players to add the kind of production that a Sebastien Thinel brings.”
Thinel, 30, led the CHL in scoring last season with a career-high 110 points in 66 games. He played nine seasons with the now defunct Odessa Jackalopes and was a teammate of Mavericks coach Scott Hillman for four years at Odessa.
Thinel is a six-time CHL all-star and two-time winner of the Joe Burton Award as the league's leading scorer. He was awarded the CHL's Most Valuable Player Award following the 2008-09 season when he led the league with 97 points and tied for the league lead with 38 goals.
He has also been named to the All-CHL team twice in the past three seasons (2008-09, 2010-11).
The Mavericks also announced the signing of 25-year-old Kris Hogg, a fourth-round draft pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
The Sicamous, British Columbia, native enters his rookie season after playing for Lakehead University for four seasons. In his collegiate career, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound left wing averaged over a point per contest with 106 points in 104 games.
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