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ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that Outer Cove, NL native Dan Cadigan has signed a Standard Player Contract (SPC) with his home province club.

Cadigan, 32, is a veteran rearguard in the Newfoundland senior hockey circuit. He began his senior hockey career in the 2012-13 season as a member of The Bigs Northeast Eagles. In six seasons with the Eagles, he established himself as one of the province’s top offensive defensemen, collecting 59 goals and 118 assists for 177 points in just 107 games.

In 2018-19, he made the move to play for the Southern Shore Breakers where he continued his dominant play. Through the 2019-20 season, he appeared in 30 games for the Breakers, scoring 20 goals and adding 28 assists for 48 points from the blue line.

Currently, in his third season with Southern Shore, Cadigan has collected four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in just nine games played.

A graduate of the St. John’s Junior Celtics program in the St. John’s Junior Hockey League, Cadigan has never played in the professional ranks.

The Growlers return to action tonight, Saturday, December 11, as they host the Trois-Riviėres Lions for the second game of a three-game weekend series.

Newfoundland is on the road for its next five contests, beginning with a game against the Reading Royals at Santander Arena on Friday night.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online via in person at the Mary Brown's Centre Box Office or by phone at 709 576 7657.

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