Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another ex-Mudbug joins the Brahmas

Elias Godoy in, Willemsen out

Rumors of another ex-Mudbugs forward joining the Brahmas roster came to fruition on Wednesday as the team announced the signing of Elias Godoy.

Godoy, 28, is in his fourth pro season. Last year, he played in Norway with the Frisk Tigers collecting 50 points (16 G, 34 A) and 155 penalty minutes in 43 games. Averaging over a point per game gave Godoy a tie for the team lead in points (10th in the league). Godoy put up impressive numbers on the power play with seven power play goals and a team leading 19 power play assists in the regular season (4th in the league).

In 2007-08, Godoy played for the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. The 5-foot-11 forward posted 50 points (20 G, 30 A) and 76 penalty minutes in 56 games during the regular season. He had a heavy mark on the Mudbug's success on the power play with four power play goals and 17 helpers.

Prior to joining the Mudbugs, Godoy played his rookie season with the Muskegon Fury (UHL), registering 36 points (11 G, 25 A) in 24 games.

His collegiate career was spent at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 2002-2006. In 133 games Godoy had 121 points (42 G, 79 A) and 164 penalty minutes. After finishing his time there, he played in nine games with the Victoria Salmon Kings (ECHL) where he tallied five points (2 G, 3 A).

To make room on the roster, rookie forward Mike Willemsen was waived. As of this writing, the Brahmas have already previously waived two defensemen and six forwards after 13 games.

Godoy is expected to play in Thursday night’s game against Odessa. He will wear the number 16.

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