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Connor Hobbs and Jonas Siegenthaler “Meshed Well” as D Partners at Dev Camp
Connor Hobbs and Jonas Siegenthaler were a defensive pair at the annual Red/White scrimmage at the last day of Caps Development Camp on Saturday. They looked very good together.
On the idea that the two could be defensive partners in Hershey this year, Hobbs said, “That’d be awesome. We were feeling great out there together. We meshed well.”
Hobbs picked up a goal and an assist in the scrimmage today. On his assist, he found Siegenthaler sneaking in from his defensive position on the blue line into the right circle, who then found Garrett Pilon in front and pass undrafted free agent Collin Delia.
On his goal, Hobbs sneak in from the point and just fired a wrist shot to the top corner.
“[The coaching staff] wants me to shoot the puck,” Hobbs said. ” That’s what they’ve been saying this week. That is big for me. I need to have a little bit of that freedom.”
Hobbs is coming off a season where he had 31 goals and 54 assists for 85 points in 67 games for the Regina Pats of the WHL. Hobbs has one more year of juniors eligibility, but he is also eligible to play for Hershey as he is now 20 years old, and it seems like he will.
Siegenthaler had seven points in 28 games for the Zurich Lions before coming to Hershey this season. Siegenthaler is a big body that is able to move well and has a cannon of a shot. In a way, he reminds me a little bit of Boston’s Zdeno Chara. Siegenthaler said his plan is to be in North America all this season.
These two play a very complimentary style. One a puck mover, they other more of a stay at home defenseman who can bring it from the point. These two can be potential defensive partners for years to come. Get used to seeing them together.