Courtesy of Dave Anthony at Steinbachonline.com
he Steinbach Pistons have added a big offensive weapon to their line-up with the addition of 20 year-old forward Landon Plett on Friday for Future Considerations.
Plett, spent two years with the Eastman Selects Midget AAA team putting up 86 points over two seasons before starting his Manitoba Junior Hockey League Career with the Dauphin Kings where he had 22 goals 34 assists 46 points in 114 games.
Head coach Paul Dyck talked about how the move came about. “It happened quick,” Dyck said. “ Landon is from the area, and he wanted to be closer to home in his final year of junior hockey. We are thrilled he’s in our program.”
Dyck also explained what Plett will bring to the table for his new team. “His character stands out for us. His leadership and work ethic. You’ll never watch Landon play and question his work ethic. He’s a cerebral hockey player, he sees the ice so well.”
Plett was all smiles when talking about this next chapter in his hockey life. “It’s very cool and I’m very excited. It’s been a dream of mine to play at home and here is my chance. I expect to fit in well here and just play my game.”
Leadership off the ice is something that Plett is looking forward to being a big part of. “I strive to be the best person off the ice, and I think with the Pistons, it gives me a chance to do that.”
Plett will be going into a locker room that has a similar mindset which Plett is thrilled to see. “It’s really exciting. I know from playing against them they have a good group and I can’t wait to play with them.”
Last season, Plett was awarded the Steve ‘Boomer’ Hawrysh Memorial Award as the Most Gentlemanly Player by the Dauphin Kings.