ST. JOHN’S, NL - The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that the club has signed forward and Newfoundland native Adam Dawe to a Standard Player Contract (SPC).
Dawe, a product of Gander, was midway through his Senior year of college hockey with the UConn Huskies before electing to turn pro and sign with Newfoundland. In 16 appearances for Connecticut this year, he registered one goal.
Transferring to Connecticut for his fifth year of eligibility, Dawe previously spent four years at the University of Maine where he was teammates with current Growlers forward Keenan Suthers. Across four years with Maine, he notched 52 points in 95 career games with the program.
Prior to turning pro, Dawe played two years with the Notre Dame Hounds, a prep school based in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, before suiting up with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL, where he played with another current Growler in Nolan Walker.
Dawe will become the eighth Newfoundlander to feature for the Growlers in 2022-23 and the 13th local product to play for the team in franchise history.
The Growlers return to action after the All-Star break with a tripleheader on the road starting Friday night at DCU Center against the Worcester Railers before heading to Glens Falls for a Saturday-Sunday double against the Adirondack Thunder.