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Friday, October 1, 2010

Meet Your 2010-11 Aeros: Brandon Buck


Born Aug 16 1988 -- Delaware, ONT
Height 6.01 -- Weight 191 -- Shoots L

Third-Year Pro, Second season with Aeros

Brandon Buck (pictured here on the right celebrating a goal) signed a two-way AHL deal with the Aeros right before the season started last year. His role was fairly simple: play your tail off down in the ECHL and when you are need in Houston, don't embarrass yourself. Last year, Brandon did both of those things very well. He finished with 39 points in the ECHL (21 goals) and even contributed with three helpers in his 21 games with Kevin Constantine's Aeros.

Buck is fast and has decent hands, but he's probably not going to be on any top lines unless the Aeros and Wild just get devastated with injuries. He is a good candidate to spend some time down in the ECHL again, this time with the teams' affiliate in Bakersfield.

He is one of the guys that I did not get a chance to talk too much to last year, but based on what I have heard about him ... he seems to be a nice kid and one that is just ready for the chance to contribute. This guy averaged 62 points in his last two years of junior hockey, so he can put the puck in the net.

I don't know that he will make the team out of camp this yea, but he should be among one of the first called up when needed.

1 comment:

artandhockey said...

Agreed on that kid! Maybe he'll do as well at AHL level as he did in ECHL, where BTW we saw him skate very purposefully in Estero. Perhaps, not having to fly back and forth on moments' notice will improve his performances!