Portland, Maine – The Maine Mariners have added four players to the ranks of the growing roster all with ties to the New England area. John Furgele, Matias Cleland, Derek Pratt and Trevor Fleurent become the newest Mariners to the roster.
Furgele joins the Mariners after a successful NCAA career which saw him play two seasons for the University of New Hampshire where he saw action in 73 games tallying 23 points (3g-20a). He joined Quinnipiac University for the 2017-18 season seeing action in 38 games with 14 points (1g-13a).
Cleland, a 24-year-old defenseman from Longmont, Colorado, split time last season between the Orlando Solar Bears and Reading Royals. He saw action in 67 games between the two teams totaling 17 points (2g-15a). Cleland spent his NCAA career with the University of New Hampshire where he was teammates for two season with Furgele.
Pratt, a defenseman from Mount Hermon, Massachusetts, will start his first full season of professional hockey with the Mariners after an NCAA career with the University of Connecticut where he recorded 21 points (2g-19a) in 141 career games. Pratt captained the Huskies in each of his final two seasons at at the school.
Fluerent, from Biddeford, Maine, played his college career with the University of New England, where he was the team captain in his final season. He tallied 116 points (50g-66a) in 101 career games. Fluerent made his way to Norway last season for his first in professional hockey where he played in 45 games with 24 points (12g-12a).