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First of a trio of netminders announced for Flames

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First of a trio of netminders announced for Flames

Published at 3:57pm 25th June 2018.

The first of a planned trio of netminders the Flames are looking to roster this season is Travis Fullerton most recently of Dundee Stars where he had a 3.89 goals against average and an 88.2 save percentage in 54 games.  He preceded that with a stop at Edinburgh Capitals in 2016-2017 following his Elite League debut with Braehead Clan where he topped the league with a 2.24 goals against record and a 92.9 save percentage in 13 games on injury cover. 

In 2014-2015, the 6’1”, 185lb stopper played in 1 American Hockey League outing but spent 44 games in the East Coast Hockey League where he had an outstanding 2.68 goals against and a better than 91 save percentage as follow up to a strong 45 game showing with Las Vegas Wranglers the year prior.  Immediately following the completion of his collegiate career in 2012-2013, the 30 year old made his pro debut at season’s end with ECHL San Francisco Bulls.

Before the pro game, Fullerton spent 5 seasons with University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds where he collected a variety of personal and team accolades during an award winning half decade run.  During his rookie campaign in 2008-2009 he posted a goals against average below 2 and a 91.4 save percentage while helping lead his team to the capture of the University Cup championship and garnering selection to the national tournament All-Star team.  In the next 4 seasons, he added on a Conference All Star award, another All-tournament team selection, and 2 more National Championships all while never averaging more than 2.50 goals against a game in any season during his stay.

After opening his Junior career with Lewiston Maineiacs, the native of Riverview, New Brunswick, played most of development time with Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey league.  His final term was his best when he iced 46 times while recording a 2.98 goals against average and 90.5 save percentage. 

“A stop here with us just may be a refreshing change of scenery to help energize Travis,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon. “By his own admission the last couple of seasons have not been his best, at least numbers wise, but prior to that he has been a top ranked netminder in the leagues he has played, including when he first landed with Clan a couple of seasons back.”

“In our own head to head games with Stars last season, he stood out as a high quality netminder and we are looking forward to putting his talents to work for us this season.”

“Assuming we can reach a deal with another foreign netminder, we will be going with 3 in total, and no one goaltender will take all the load.  Travis is really supportive of that objective and we think he is an excellent fit for our plans.”

“In our conversations, he was a very engaging guy and very interested in our team model here.  He is excited to come here and be a part of what we are trying to do.  In college he played against a number of our guys, and he is thrilled to get behind the quality of players we think we have for the coming season.”