Veteran forward Marc Cavosie joins Tohoku Freeblades Former Oji Eagles star returns to Asia League Ice Hockey

HACHINOHE, Japan – The Tohoku Freeblades announced the signing of Marc Cavosie to their roster on Tuesday. Cavosie, 32, fills the import vacancy left by Ned Lukacevic, who left the team after 10 games to return to play in the United States.

Cavosie had originally signed to play this season with the Bietigheim Steelers in the 2nd Bundesliga, the second level of ice hockey in Germany, but has instead opted to return to play in Japan.

Marc Cavosie receiving his Playoff MVP award in 2012/Photo Credit: Asia League Ice Hockey

Marc Cavosie receiving his Playoff MVP award in 2012/Photo Credit: Asia League Ice Hockey

The 6’ 0”, 190-pound native of Cohoes, New York spent the last two seasons with the Oji Eagles where he tallied 97 points (26 G, 71A) in 67 regular season games. He added 17 points (7 G, 10 A) in 14 post-season contests and was named Playoff MVP after the Eagles won the 2012 Asia League championship.

Cavosie was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry draft. He played collegiate hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he put up 109 points (48 G, 61 A) and 117 PIM in 97 games.

He went pro in 2002, signing with the American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros where he contributed 19 points (5 G, 14 A) in 54 regular season contests and eight points (3 G, 5 A) in 19 post-season games culminating in the 2003 Calder Cup championship.

During his professional career, Cavosie has competed in the American Hockey League, ECHL, and in the European countries of Sweden and Slovenia.

The Freeblades, who are two-time Asia League champions (2011, 2013) have struggled this season, with just two wins in 14 games. They are in 6th place in the eight team league. They’ll host Korea’s Anyang Halla for two games on November 4-5th.

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