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Guildford Flames blueline goup is getting bigger

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Guildford Flames blueline goup is getting bigger

Published at 4:04pm 16th July 2018.

The Guildford Flames ice hockey club’s blueline group got bigger in more ways than one with the addition of 6’5”, 220lb Canadian Defenceman Corbin Baldwin.  The 27 year old spent the past 3 terms with ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads, his best season coming in 2015-2016 when he had 3 goals and 20 points in 72 starts.  In 3 full Steelhead Stints, plus parts of a couple more with Alaska Aces in 2014-2015 and Orlando Solar Bears in 2012-2013, the native of Winnipeg, Manitoba has iced 302 times while posting 67 points and 434 penalty minutes.  In 2013-2014, after a taste of the American Hockey League on 4 nights the year prior, Baldwin spent the bulk of the season at that level where he appeared in 64 games with Iowa Wild and added 16 more the following campaign to bring his career in the top league of minor pro hockey to 84 games.

Ahead of the move to the pro game, Baldwin played 4 seasons of Major Junior with Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League.  His best term was his last in 2011-2012 when he had 6 goals and 27 assists in 69 starts to close his development numbers on 248 games, 11 goals, 66 points and 379 penalty minutes.  He also played in 39 playoff games across his Jr. activity.     

“We had a talented defensive group last year, and again this year, but Corbin helps us add another dimension with the strengths of the game he plays,” offered Head Coach Paul Dixon.

“He is obviously a big body, he blocks shots, he finishes a lot of checks and he is going to compete every moment he is on the ice.”

“We have heard a lot about how hard a guy he is to play against, and we are looking forward to the impression he will have on our defensive unit.”

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