Monday, June 12, 2006

Colt King the newest Port Huron signee

The Port Huron Flags added a double threat to the team roster Monday in signing left wing Colt King.

At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, King is a physical force that should not be underestimated.

“He will be one of the toughest players in the league,” said Flags' head coach Stan Drulia. “This is the kind of player the Port Huron supporters are looking for and he will probably be a fan favorite.”

In 2005-06 with the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies, King played in 67 games and collected 21 goals and 14 assists. He also saw almost 300 penalty minutes and has admitted that he is not afraid to fight.

“Colt will be a physical presence every night and I anticipate at least 20 goals from him during the season," added Drulia. "He is a very rare type of player, because he is both a fighter and a scorer. You don’t find that kind of combination very often."

King played under Drulia in 2004-05 with the ECHL's Augusta Lynx. The two earned each other’s mutual trust and respect. King was new to the league, but proved himself on the ice with a tireless work ethic and Drulia responded by increasing playing time.

“Colt has all the ability and tools to play in the AHL, when he plays in straight lines," Drulia said. "I believe that he is still finding his game and appreciates someone who spends time teaching him the right way to play."

King is a Thunder Bay, Ont., native and was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the fourth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He was also a first-round OHL draft pick of the Guelph Storm in 1999 and also played in 2002 for the Saginaw Spirit during their first OHL season.


At 8:36 AM, Blogger Tom Balog said...

Wow, Stan Drulia is the Flags coach? Nice work Matt!


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