Eric Stout's number 14 has been retired.
He was recognized by the Dryden GM Ice Dogs before yesterday's game. The honour comes after Stout broke Jacen Bracko's record as the all-time goal-scoring leader with 90 goals.
“Eric scored four goals in his first game as an Ice Dog, and at that moment I knew he was a special player," said team president Mike Sveinson. "From that day onward and over the next three seasons, there have been numerous big goals including an OT winner at the Dudley Hewitt Cup in 2017."
Head coach and GM Kurt Walsten also offered some praise.
“Stout -- or Grinder as I like to call him -- is the top goal scorer that the Dryden GM Ice Dogs have ever seen. The reason why is because of consistency and health. Stout works just as hard off the ice as he does on the ice. He is a natural goal scorer, with a heavy shot. We are all very proud of Eric,” said Walsten.
The only other number retired by the team is 21, in honour of Derek McPhail.
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