The Southern Professional Hockey League Fayetteville Marksmen have traded former Vernon Vipers defenceman Sean Robertson to the Knoxville Ice Bears.
The Ice Bears will be Robertson's fifth team this season. Robertson started the 2017-18 season with the East Coast Hockey League Reading Royals, signing a tryout agreement September 29th 2017. Robertson attended the Royals training camp never played a game before being released, signed with the Fayetteville Marksmen in mid October. Robertson played just one game with the Marksmen collecting two assists was either traded or released before signing with the Reading Royals October 26 2017 for a second time this season. Robertson picked up one assist in one game with the Royals before being released for a second time this season October 30th 2017. Robertson signed with the East Coast Hockey League Florida Everblades November 3rd 2017 had just one assist in two games before being released February 21st 2018. Robertson returned to Fayetteville in February for a second time this season played in one game before being traded to Knoxville.
Robertson played In 11 games with Merrimack College during the 2012-13 season before leaving for the University of Guelph before signing his first professional contract in 2016 with the Southern Professional Hockey League Fayetteville FireAntz.
Robertson spent last season with the East Coast Hockey League Utah Grizzlies & Southern Professional Hockey League Fayetteville FireAntz.
Robertson spent his first six seasons playing for the Victoria Grizzlies before being traded to Vernon in his final year of junior hockey. On December 12th 2011 the Vipers traded Zach McPhee and future considerations to Victoria for Robertson. In 31 games with the Vipers Robertson collected (0-goals-4-assists-4-points).
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This was posted on the Marksmen website:
Marksmen Complete Deal at the Trade Deadline
February 26, 2018
By : Fayetteville Marksmen
Fayetteville, N.C- The Fayetteville Marksmen have continued to overall the roster, this time sending Sean Robertson to the Knoxville Ice Bears in exchange for defenseman Tyler Palmer and forward Anthony Flaherty, the team announced Monday evening.
Palmer, 23, is in his rookie season of professional hockey, having began his pro career with the Ice Bears and suiting up in two games with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL. This season, the native of Edmonton, Alberta has appeared in 31 games for the Ice Bears, registering 12-points (3G, 9A) in that time.
Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound rearguard skated in four seasons at MacEwan University in Edmonton, where he played in 72 games, notching five goals and 20 assists.
Flaherty, 25, comes to the Marksmen for his first season of professional hockey, having begun his pro career with the Ice Bears. In 34 contests this season, the native of South Boston, Massachusetts has notched 20 points (9G, 11A).
Before turning pro, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound forward, spent four seasons at Norwich University, where he was teammates with Paul Russell, appearing in 101 games, totaling 64 points (26G, 38A), between 2013 and 2017.
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