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Clippers commit defenseman Carter Rose

Anyone following the Nanaimo Clippers for the 2019-2020 season realizes they probably had one of the best defence corps in the league if not the country. With the departure of Devon Mussio, Aiden Hansen-Bukata and Mike Kennedy, the Clippers have some very large shoes to fill on the backend for the 2020-2021 season.

The Clippers are one step closer to solidifying the backend with the acquisition of Carter Rose, a New York born 2002 defenceman. Rose is already committed to Clarkson University in the NCAA Division 1 for the 2022-2023 so the Clippers have a two-year defenceman that will be a large impact on the backend. Last year, he played in the US High School prep league for Holderness School and had 7 goals and 22 assists for 29 points in 28 games. He also had a stint with the US hockey development program in 2017-2018.

Coach Birkas, Associate Coach for the Clippers, commented that “Carter is a strong skating two way defenceman that projects to be not only a good junior player but a very good college defenceman.  I’m expecting, with his offensive ability, that Carter will step in and fill some pretty significant gaps in our backend as a result of the graduation of some 20-year-old players. “

Darren Naylor, Head Coach and Vice President of the Clippers, stated; “I’m at defence first type of hockey coach as defence wins championships. Carter was a highly sought after prospect by many teams in the BCHL as he is the coach’s dream when it comes to a defenceman. Not only is he a big strong shutdown type D but also he has good offensive instincts which should help create offence from the backend this coming year. I’m very pleased with the commitment.”