ST. JOHN’S, NL - The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, are proud to announce that defenceman Josh Victor has signed a Standard Player Contract (SPC) with the Growlers for the upcoming 2023-24 ECHL season.
Victor, 29, appeared in 42 regular season games in the ECHL last year, splitting time between the Kalamazoo Wings, Savannah Ghost Pirates, Florida Everblades and the Worcester Railers. He registered a cumulative three assists and 89 penalty minutes in 2022-23.
Capable of playing as both a forward and a defenceman, the 6’4 Round Rock, Texas native is known for his physical presence and versatility.
Prior to last season, Victor spent 2021-22 with the Wheeling Nailers after plying his trade in the SPHL for a couple seasons upon turning pro. At Fitchburg State College, he spent four years with the Falcons where he captained the team in his senior year.
The Growlers return to the Mary Brown’s Centre to open the 2023-24 ECHL season on Friday, October 20 as they host the Reading Royals. 3, 9 & 18 Game Flex Packs are on sale now. Visit nlgrowlers.com/tickets today for further information regarding ticket options.
About the Newfoundland Growlers
The Newfoundland Growlers are the primary 'AA' affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies. Since 2018, 53 players have appeared in regular season games for both the AHL Marlies and ECHL Growlers. To date, five players have dressed for the Maple Leafs since first appearing with the Growlers: Timothy Liljegren, Kristians Rubins, Keith Petruzzelli, Bobby McMann and Mac Hollowell.