Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Flint signs high-scoring forward Dumba

The Flint Generals loaded up more offensive talent to their club today with the signing of former Central Hockey League scorer Jared Dumba.

Dumba has spent the past seven-plus years in the CHL where he has averaged 20 goals or more in six of those seasons. The Dysart, Saskatchewan native began last season with the Oklahoma City Blazers where he had 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points and 81 penalty minutes. At the trade deadline, he was sent to the Tulsa Oilers where he had 21 points and 59 penalty minutes in 27 games.

Dumba, a 6-foot, 205 pound left winger, spent four-plus seasons with the Blazers where he is in the top 12 of team’s all-time scoring and was also a member of their 2000-2001 championship team. He placed second in balloting for the 2000-2001 CHL Rookie of The Year. In 228 career games with the Oilers, Dumba had 107 goals and 116 assists for 223 points and 291 penalty minutes. Dumba spent almost two seasons with the former Indianapolis Ice of the CHL where in 107 games he notched 53 goals and added 60 assists for 113 points and 81 penalty minutes. He led the Ice to the playoffs in both seasons.

In 2004-2005, Dumba played for the Austin Ice Bats in the CHL where he tallied 26 goals and had 40 assists for 66 points and 38 penalty minutes in 49 games.

Dumba played four seasons of junior hockey with Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League and South Surrey of the British Columbia Junior League before turning pro in 2000. He exploded for 44 goals and 76 assists in his final year of juniors with the South Surrey Eagles, then joined the CHL with the Oklahoma City Blazers for the end of the regular season.

The Generals now have 15 players signed for the 2007-2008 season.


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