John Evangelista is back with the pack. The 27-year-old native of St. Catharines, Ontario signed a one year deal with the Mississippi Sea Wolves. He played in only six games last year sidelined for the season after suffering a right knee injury. The 5-foot-9, 185 pound hockey player scored one goal and had two assists.
Evangelista said, "I love it here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The fans and the organization have made it my second home. My leg is almost a hundred percent. It's strong and I have full range of motion. I'm looking forward to getting back on the ice. I know it's going to be a mental thing, but once I hit the ice and take those first licks, I'll be fine."
Sea Wolves Head Coach Bob Woods said, "John had his knee problems last year, but doctors tell me he'll make a full recovery. He brings excitement on the ice and experience. A healthy Evangelista will surely improve our penalty killing this year."
Five players have signed with Mississippi for the upcoming season. Besides Evangelista, veterans Steffon Walby, Dave Paradise, Patrick Rochon, and Cody Bowtell have inked contracts.