Salmon Kings Bring
Back Familiar Names

By Cleve Dheensaw
Times Colonist

The Victoria Salmon Kings might need to play the theme from Welcome Back Kotter on the opening day of training camp. Everything old is new again for the ECHL club after a sign-a-palooza in which the S-Kings inked six players in two days.

The team lost its most familiar face in the departed former captain Wes Goldie, but has now welcomed back its second well-remembered former player for the 2010-11 season. Ex-Victoria captain Kiel McLeod, at six foot six and 235 pounds the former NHL second-round draft pick one of the most physically imposing players to put on a Salmon Kings jersey, rejoins the team after two seasons in Europe.

McLeod was in the AHL from 2003 to 2006, playing 212 games, before coming to the Salmon Kings for a season and a half, and he ranks third in franchise history with 47 goals and 23 power-play goals and is sixth in points with 98 and second in all-time game-winning goals for the franchise with eight.

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