The Rouen Hockey Elite 76 also nicknamed the Rouen Dragons have signed former Vernon Lakers-Vipers forward Dustin Whitecotton.
The Rouen Hockey Elite 76, nicknamed the Rouen Dragons, is a French ice hockey club playing in Ligue Magnus (highest level of the sport in France). Whitecotton played last year with the Deggendorf Fire, an ice hockey team in Deggendorf, Germany, that play in the Oberliga, the third level of ice hockey in Germany. In 44 games with the Fire Whitecotton collected (14-goals-39-assists-53-points).
After four years at Miami University Whitecotton spent the next three seasons playing in three different leagues (AHL, ECHL & UHL) with four different teams (Mississippi, Grand Rapids, Missouri & Lowell), before spending the next twelve years playing overseas. Since 2003 Whitecotton has played in five different leagues (Germany 2, DEL, EIHL, Germany 3 & France) with six different teams (Blue Devils Weiden, SERC Wild Wings, Straubing Tigers, Belfast Giants, Deggendorfer SC & Rouen Hockey Elite 76).
Whitecotton is the youngest player ever to play for the Vernon Lakers & Vernon Vipers making the Lakers at the young age of 14. Whitecotton played three seasons in Vernon with the Vernon Lakers and Vernon Vipers from (1993-96). In 166 games with the Lakers and Vipers Whitecotton collected (52-goals-102-assists-164-points).
Dustin Whitecotton's Player Profile:
This is posted on the Dragons website:
DUSTIN Whitecotton, NEW CENTER EXPERIENCE
July 1st 2015
The Rouen Dragons announced today the signing of Dustin Whitecotton for the 2015/2016 season.
The center player from British Columbia, Canada, 36 (1m78, 81kg) has the ability to be a great skater who works both offensively and defensively.
He is experienced and able both to score as defending solidly.
North American trained, Dustin Whitecotton is especially going through the AHL before leaving to join Europe at the age of 24 years.
He spent more then 10 years in Germany where he mostly played for many years in LED Straubing.
For information, there is still a center player and a defender coming soon to complete the 2015/2016 owner of Rouen Dragons.