Florida Eels Alumnus Reid Halabi has signed with the Tulsa Oilers ) of the ECHL. Last season he played for the Allen Americans and the Fort Wayne Komets in his professional hockey debut.
Halabi joined the Florida Eels organization in 2012-13. The power forward quickly made his mark on the league helping lead Eels through the USPHL season. Throughout the season, Halabi thrived in the Eels system building his reputation on the ice as force along the walls and in front of the net.
“Reed is a young man with enormous dedication and determination. He is a workhorse,” stated Florida Eels Elite Team Head Coach Frankie Scarpaci. “He will put out 100% for the Tulsa Oilers, as he had for the QMJHL for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and the Moncton Wildcats.
While playing for Chicoutimi Sagueneens
he accumulated 181PIM in 57 games and with a similar hard nose style of play for the Moncton Wildcats he racked up 149 in 41 games. Over his tenure in the QMJHL he was considered the toughest player in the league.
There is no doubt he will be pushing the envelope to move up to the Manitoba Moose (AHL) with an eye for the ultimate goal to the NHL affiliate the Winnipeg Jets (NHL). Reid has as much passion and fortitude as any player who laced up a pair of skates says, GM Frank Scarpaci. He noted, “Don’t let the penalty minutes fool you. This kid can really play the game. He is a gifted player with an incredible menacing shot. He drives to the net hard and is very hard to stop and defend. He makes defenseman pay the price. A real team player where he is often called upon to defend the likes of more finesse players.” We wish Reid the best of luck.
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