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Poliziani signs first pro contract in France

By Jessica Pincente

TORONTO — Ryerson Rams men’s hockey alumnus Daniel Poliziani will be heading to France to play for Les Corsaires de Dunkerque of the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace (FFHG).

This marks Poliziani’s first professional contract. The defenseman is set to suit up for the team at the start of their 2019-20 season in September.

Poliziani spent the last three seasons with the Rams, serving as an alternate captain in his senior year. A reliable and amiable force on the back end, Poliziani accumulated two goals, 18 assists and just four penalty minutes through 49 career games with Ryerson. He was also chosen as this year’s recipient of the prestigious D.H. Craighead Award for Outstanding Contribution to Interuniversity Sport, Campus and Community Life.

Les Corsaires officially announced the signing on May 30, and Poliziani has since been added to the team’s 2019-20 roster.

Les Corsaires currently compete in Division 1, the second tier of a four-league professional ice hockey system in France. Les Corsaires put together a 14-10-2 record in the 2018-19 regular season and were eventually eliminated from the playoffs after a first-round defeat at the hands of the FFHG’s Brest Albatros.

You can stay up-to-date on Poliziani’s career overseas by following Les Corsaires on Twitter.

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