Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Metal Jackets sign CSHL star Aldag

St. Louis Jr. Blues defenseman Eric Aldag has committed to play for the Motor City Metal Jackets of the NAHL.

Aldag just completed his third year with the CSHL's Jr. Blues, appearing in 118 games in that time.

According to former Jr. Blues head coach Jack Behan, "Eric is going to be an impact player at the next level. He has the tools and the mental approach to be successful."

Aldag committed after skating with the Metal Jackets earlier this month.

"The staff at Motor City called him in for a three-day skate with some of their returning veterans," said Behan. "They commented to me on his abilities which were impressive and his obvious character that stood out. For me personally, it has been a great three years coaching Eric, a coach's dream."

After three years, there are plenty of memories, but one stands out, according to Behan.

"I will remember much about his play here, but mostly how he was so good at nationals this year," Behan said. "Time and time again, he skated us out of trouble leaving those EJ players in his wake. Of course, the most memorable was his pass in the third period on the game-winning goal that set up a two-man breakaway in the national championship game.

"Motor City is getting a gem and we couldn't be happier for Eric."

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