Rangers acquire Seldon from Golden Hawks

August 11, 2014

8:00 PM EDT

By Jamie Neugebauer

The North York Rangers have re-acquired defenceman Brett Seldon from the Trenton Golden Hawks, the club announced Sunday.

Seldon, 20, played two seasons with the Rangers between 2010 and 2012, appearing in 96 contests over that span.

“It is definitely a bit of a homecoming for sure,” Seldon said.

“I got to know a lot of people in the organization before, and I also know a whole bunch of guys on the club from working out together and mutual friends, so I’m excited to get back.”

Seldon followed his first two years with the Rangers with a season in the British Columbia Hockey League, splitting time between the Coquitlam Express and Cowichan Valley Capitals.

He returned to the Ontario Junior Hockey League last year, playing in 62 games for the Golden Hawks.

“I know I will be one of the few older guys on the team and I have worn a letter at this level for three years,” Seldon said.

“I feel like being a leader on and off the ice is a challenge that I am capable of and it’s fun to keep the chemistry going, to provide the younger guys with someone to look up to and my expectation is that I will help fill that for this team.”

At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Seldon feels his greatest strengths are in the physical and defensive areas of the game, but he also noted that he feels a responsibility to chip in on the offensive side as well.

Seldon has 30 points over 158 career OJHL contests.