By Dan McCaffery
Billy Grillo, a stay-at-home rearguard with a good point shot, has joined the Sarnia Legionnaires.
The 20-year-old, who shoots left, was obtained in a straight cash deal with the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Jr. 'A' Hockey League.
The Hermantown, Minnesota native stands 6'2 and weighs in at 200 pounds. In 23 games with the Lakers he had six goals and five assists, along with 20 minutes in penalties.
I'm a defensive defenceman who likes to take care of my own zone, Grillo said.
However, his six goals were tops among Lakers blueliners and Grillo conceded, I do bring a little point presence in the offensive zone.
Grillo, whose father, Bill Sr., played NCAA hockey, said, I'm super excited to be in Sarnia. It's a hockey-centered town with a great atmosphere.
Head coach Dan Rose said, He's a good sized kid and he's got some junior experience. And he comes from a hockey family so he understands the game.
Rose added, We wanted to add some depth to the back end.
Grillo is expected to be in the lineup Thursday when the Legionnaires host the Chatham Maroons.
Game time at Sarnia Arena is set for 7:10 p.m.