The Brampton Beast are getting ready for a week full of free agent signings. On Tuesday, their second day of signings, they announced that forward Slater Doggett has joined the team for the 2020/21 season. Doggett is another new face to the Beast, but his experience in hockey has brought him overseas and back.
Born in Oakville, ON, Doggett has spent six years between two different leagues in Eastern Ontario. First, it was in the OHL where he played two seasons with the Kingston Frontenacs. During his time with the club, the 6’0 centreman only racked up 42 points. In his last year in the OHL, he found himself playing with the Windsor Spitfires. There, he accumulated 51 points in a single season with 25 of them goals.
After a brief stint with the Alaska Aces in the ECHL after leaving the Spitfires, Doggett joined Queen’s University where he would spend four more years in a familiar city. In the OUA over those four years, Doggett played in 103 games where he managed to record 124 points. After his last season with the Gaels, Doggett returned to the ECHL where he played six games with the Florida Everblades.
The following season, he joined the Alps Hockey League which has teams located in parts of Europe. This includes local countries such as Slovenia, Austria and Italy. In his one season with the WSV Sterzing Broncos, Doggett recorded 42 goals and 44 assists in just 44 games. Thus of course was the case before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Beast have added a strong forward that has been around the hockey world at just 26-years-old. Given his close ties to Kingston, Doggett, a left-handed shooter, may be right at home with the Beast in Brampton.
The Beast have teased that their next signing on Wednesday will be a face that’s familiar to the franchise. Right now, all the signings that have been made have been relatively new faces to the team and the fanbase. We will just have to wait and see who the team locks up next for the upcoming season.