Adirondack adds experience to blue line with Sdao

Glens Falls, N.Y. – The Adirondack Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced that the team has signed defenseman Michael Sdao to a contract for the 2018-19 season.

Sdao comes to Adirondack after having skated last season with the Rapid City Rush, where he recorded 85 penalty minutes in 30 games played. The 29-year-old also has experience in the league with Colorado during the 2016-17 season. While skating with the Eagles, Sdao posted professional career highs with 13 points (9g-4a) and 177 penalty minutes, while winning a Kelly Cup championship.

The Bloomington, Minnesota native broke into pro hockey with the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators after being selected by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In parts of four seasons in Binghamton, Sdao notched 18 points (9g-9a) and 306 penalty minutes. He has since seen action with the Rochester Americans and Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.

Prior to playing professionally, Sdao skated four seasons at Princeton University. With the Tigers, Sdao posted 54 points (26g-28a) in 118 games while leading all blueliners in scoring during his junior and senior seasons. Additionally, Sdao accumulated 236 penalty minutes over the course of his four-year collegiate career.