He's back! Cody Bowtell returns to the Mississippi Sea Wolves after spending last season with two teams. The 28-year-old Bowtell split time between Bad Nauhaim EC in Germany and Colorado of the West Coast Hockey League.
In 43 games last year, the native of Wainwright, Alberta bagged 19 goals and had 23 assists for 42 points along with 63 penalty minutes.
Bowtell is happy to return to the Sea Wolves saying, "Mississippi is my second home. I'm looking forward to having a chance at winning another Kelly Cup Championship for the Sea Wolves. Coach Woods was also a factor in my decision. He knows hockey and he's an excellent motivator."
Coach Bob Woods said, "Cody is a leader and fierce competitor. Those are definitely key ingredients for our team to be successful. I know the kind of player and energy Bowtell brings to the rink. Sea Wolves' fans love him and I look for Cody to be an asset to the team."
The veteran played four seasons with the Sea Wolves and was a member of the 1998-99 ECHL Kelly Cup Championship team. During the 2000-01 season, Bowtell was named the Sea Wolves Most Valuable Player and represented Mississippi at the East Coast Hockey League All-Star game.
The Sea Wolves open the season at Baton Rouge on October 12. The home opener is set for the following day against instate rival Jackson at 5:05 p.m. in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.