Players from all around the world come to play junior hockey in North America. One player that stands out for the Rush for what he can be is forward Gabriel Santamaria, who was born in Gurnsey, Great Britain, but has played internationally in Europe.We will have more from his perspective once the season starts and he can talk about his experience. From the perspective of the Rush they are getting a big, six foot tall forward in his first year of North American Junior Hockey. The Rush have a history of helping players move to the tier two ranks and immediately that’s the first goal here, along with getting Gabriel exposure to colleges at all levels here.
Director of Player Development Trevor Jewell said the following about Gabriel’s recruitment to the Rush.
“Gabriel was an interesting recruit. He first got on our radar after emailing me looking for info on the program if tier 2 didn’t pan out.We had a few conversations and I watched some video on home and was very intrigued by him as a player.He was big, rangy, skilled and made plays all over the ice. He has a high IQ and does a great job of making those around him better.Off the ice he is very mature. Well mannered and respectful. It’s early on in camp and he’s a bit quiet which is expected for new surroundings and teammates. He is having a good camp and learning a lot.
We are excited about having him here, and more excited about where he could be in a few months.”
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