The Nanaimo Clippers added a hometown player to the roster for next season.
Taylor Grobowski committed to play for the city’s B.C. Hockey League team in 2012-13.
The 1994-born forward will make the jump to junior A after a season with the junior B Oceanside Generals. Grobowski played 34 games with the Gens last season, scoring 23 goals and 37 points and accumulating 36 penalty minutes.
“We are very excited to be adding Taylor to the Clippers roster,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach and general manager, in a press release. “He practised with our team last season and played some affiliate games for us, so we have a good feel for what he is going to bring to the table. His speed, skill, and tenacity will be huge assets to our team. He has a great attitude and work ethic and he will fit into the culture we are creating with our team. He is a local boy who will play his heart out every night for the Clippers.”