The Texas Brahmas Insider has learned that Tyler Skworchinski has re-signed with the Texas Brahmas for the 2008-09 season. The Marathon, Ontario native is the third rookie player from the 2007-08 season to re-sign for his second year as a professional.
Acquired on November 11th, Skworchinski had an impressive rookie season with the Brahmas. The 5-foot-11, 196 pound center logged 47 points (24 G, 23 A) in 55 games played, including 17 points (8 G, 9 A) in his last 12 games. He scored 9 points (2 G, 7 A) in 13 games during the playoffs.
On special teams, Skworchinski had 5 powerplay goals, 10 powerplay assists, 2 shorthanded goals and a team-leading 3 shorthanded assists. He also led the Brahmas in shooting percentage.
In March, Skworchinski was named to the 2007-08 Central Hockey League All-Rookie team. He was tied for 8th place in rookie scoring and 3rd among rookies in the "3 Star Leaders", a category created by the CHL to identify superior play on a single game basis.
Skworchinski played four seasons at Michigan Tech while earning a degree in Business Administration. He notched 22 points (12 G, 10 A) in 113 games played with the Huskies.
Skworchinski's smart play and lighting fast speed will be an enormous asset to the team this season as the Brahmas work towards their goal of winning a championship.
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