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) ahead of the upcoming 2023-24 season.
Dawe, a product of Gander, was midway through his senior year of college hockey with the UConn Huskies last winter before electing to turn pro and sign with Newfoundland. In 21 appearances for the Growlers, he notched seven goals and two assists.
Transferring to Connecticut for his fifth year of eligibility, Dawe previously spent four years at the University of Maine where he was teammates with former Growlers forward Keenan Suthers. Across four years with Maine, he notched 52 points in 95 career games with the program.
Prior to his collegiate career, Dawe also 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.
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.