Former Victoria Cougars forward Michael Hammond has signed a one-year contract with Lowen Frankfurt of the DEL2.
Hammond played one season for the Cougars, totalling a team-high 98 points in 48 games.
Only 16-years-old at the time, Hammond went on to win the Doug Morton Trophy (VIJHL Scoring Leader), the Larry Lamoureaux Trophy (VIJHL Rookie of the Year), and the Jamie Robertson Trophy (VIJHL Sportsmanship and Ability).
A decade later, Hammond is now in Germany ready start a new chapter in his life.
“It all happened very fast and I cannot believe it, now to be in Frankfurt,” Hammond said. “For me, this is a big step, the more I look forward to the team and the first few days here in Frankfurt. I am very excited about the city and the Lowen fans.”
A recent graduate of Lakehead University, Hammond has seen time with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, and the Victoria Grizzlies.
Hammond, 25, will be reunited with Lowen Frankfurt head coach Tim Kehler from his junior days in Salmon Arm.
Lowen Frankfurt begins league play on Friday, September 11 against the Kassel Huskies.