Dave Paradise didn't hesitate when he was offered a new contract with the Mississippi Sea Wolves. The 28-year-old forward inked on the dotted line. Last season Paradise bagged 20 goals and dished off the puck for 29 assists for 49 points in 60 games. His 49 points was 4th on the team.
The 6-foot, 190 pound native of St. Paul, Minnesota also set a franchise record with a +21 rating. The 2002-2003 season will be his fourth season with the Sea Wolves and sixth season in the pro hockey ranks.
Paradise said, "I'm excited to be back and get started. I've been working hard to get ready. We had a good year last season, but we fell a little short. Hopefully this year we can get all the way."
Paradise added that a main reason for his return was the attitude of the new owners, the enthusiasm of the management team and the return of head coach Bob Woods. He said Coach Woods knows how to relate to players and that made a big difference last season.