Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Flint re-signs defensemen Ondrej and Fisher

Two of the Flint Generals' steady defensemen from a year ago will be back with the hockey club for another season.

The Generals announced on Wednesday the signing of Martin Ondrej and Shaun Fisher.

Ondrej was chosen as the Generals’ top defenseman last year and put some solid rookie numbers. He also appeared in all 76 games and picked up five goals and 22 assists for 27 points and 162 penalty minutes.

“We are thrilled to have Martin back with us here in Flint,” said Flint head coach Kevin Kerr. “He was our best defenseman last year and brings character and great work ethic to our team. He hits like a truck and will fit well into the new rules of the IHL.”

Fisher played in 71 of the club’s 76 games last season and notched five goals and added 28 assists for 33 points and 92 penalty minutes.

“We are very excited to have Shaun back with us this season,” said Kerr. “With the added support of players like Ryan Jorde, Brett Westgarth and Kris Mallette, Shaun will be able to focus and be the offensive threat.”

Much of Fisher’s career has been spent in the ECHL where he has played with several different clubs over a span of four seasons. In 2005-2006, the Detroit native played with the Augusta Lynx, Phoenix Roadrunners and the Bakersfield Condors. In 56 games, he had four goals and 20 assists for 24 points and 58 penalty minutes.

Fisher spent the 2004-2005 campaign with the rival Kalamazoo Wings where he had 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 point and 70 penalty minutes in 65 games.

Fisher’s first three seasons of his professional career were spent in the ECHL with the Florida Everblades, Greenville Grrrowl, Trenton Titans, Texas Wildcatters and the Roanoke Express. In 169 games Fisher had 14 goals and 49 assists for 63 points and 143 penalty minutes.


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