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McCourt is in session: Marlies sign Riley McCourt

Kyle Dubas wasted no time taking advantage of the opportunity to bring in an OHL overage defenseman who went undrafted this week.

So that’s a lot of points for the 5’11 defender. And it savvy move by the GM in adding him. While the deal is an AHL one, you can likely expect to have McCourt spend most of his season in Newfoundland for the Growlers.

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SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-
2014-15  Niagara North Stars U16 AAA SCTA U16 8 0 0 0 0
2015-16  Niagara North Stars U16 AAA SCTA U16 33 9 11 20 20
 Ridley College CISAA 6 1 7 8 6
 Ridley College MPHL 2 0 0 0 0
 St. Catharines Falcons GOJHL 2 0 1 1 2
2016-17  Ridley College CISAA 3 0 1 1 4
 St. Catharines Falcons GOJHL 42 10 22 32 54
 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 9 1 0 1 6 2
2017-18  Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 26 1 8 9 12 -2
 Flint Firebirds OHL 30 4 9 13 16 -11
2018-19  Flint Firebirds OHL 47 6 26 32 36 -38
2019-20  Flint Firebirds OHL 63 18 44 62 44 -4
data from eliteprospects.com

Odds are this won’t be the last deal we see like this in the coming days. Restocking the AHL/ECHL rosters might not be a priority, but it’s something that needs to be done.