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Sea Wolves Ink Top Defenseman

22-year-old Jim Baxter who scored 11 goals, 29 assists for 40 points and 28 penalty minutes last season with Mississippi and Augusta inked a new deal with the Sea Wolves on Tuesday.

Baxter, a native of Brantford, Ontario was acquired by the Sea Wolves following a trade that sent Jeff Bes to Augusta on December 11, 2001. In 29 games with the Sea Wolves Baxter netted 7 goals and 22 assists for 29 points.

Sea Wolves Head Coach Bob Woods said, "Jim was a big part of turning around our season last year. He's a competitor that gives us more experience back on the blueline. I expect Baxter to take control on the power play and if he stays healthy, he'll put up big numbers."

Baxter is entering his fourth season of professional hockey.

By A.J. Giardina

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