The Shreveport Mudbugs, proud members of the North American League are pleased to announce the signing of forward Jake Transit to a tender contract for the 2017-2018 season. This announcement comes just days after Transit appeared in two games for the Mudbugs as an affiliate player.
“Jake is a player we have enjoyed evaluating all season,” Director of Scouting Mike Grattan said. “It was great to watch him compete in two regular season games for us last week. Jake did a good job of being himself in two very tight, south division games. He moved his feet and used his vision and hockey sense to make plays in games where time and space were at a premium. We are glad that he has chosen Shreveport as the place he wants to play next season.”
The Royal Oak, MI native has appeared in 24 games for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U18 ‘AAA’ team this season. He has tallied 11 goals and 11 assists on a deep Grizzlies squad that currently leads the Detroit Division of the T1EHL with an 18-5-1 record. Prior to his time with the Grizzlies, the 1999 born forward skated at the U16 level with Detroit Honeybaked, where he posted an impressive 46 points in 45 regular season matches.
Associate Head Coach Francis Anzalone enjoyed having the chance to evaluate the 5’9, 165 pound Transit during his recent call up to the Mudbugs.
“Jake dug in and really showed us his skill set,” Anzalone said. “He plays fast, with his head up and is always looking to make a play with the puck. He thinks offense but also stops on defense and isn’t afraid to make a firm play with the puck when the situation calls for it. We look forward to watching him help lead his Grizzlies team down the stretch and we are excited about his future as a Mudbug.”
Transit becomes the third player signed to a tender contact by the Mudbugs for next season, joining forward Hunter Hogue of the Ohio ‘AAA’ Blue Jackets and goaltender Joey Lamoreaux of the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals. Log on to mudbugshockey.com for all the latest tender announcements as the staff continues the process of building for the 2017-2018 season.