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.