The Steinbach Pistons would like to congratulate Drew Worrad on signing with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL.
Drew joined the Pistons for the 2017-2018 season and was an integral part of the Turnbull and Anavet Cup championships as he was named playoff MVP. In his 47 regular season games with the Pistons Drew had 75 points (26 goals and 49 assists). In the playoffs he boasted 18 points (6 goals and 12 assists) in 16 games.
After his time in Steinbach Drew committed to the Western Michigan Broncos Men’s Hockey Program where he would play the next 4 years. Over his four years at Western Michigan Worrad tallied 95 points (25 goals and 70 assists) in 129 games. In his senior year Worrad led the Broncos in points with 45 points (9 goals and 36 assists) in 39 games.
“It means the world to me” Worrad commented on signing with the Griffins. “I’ve been working my whole life to get to this point and it’s honestly a huge blessing. This is another step on the ladder towards my childhood dream of playing in the NHL and I couldn’t be more excited about it.”
Looking back on his time in Steinbach Worrad stated, “obviously winning championships is something that you never forget and winning two here (one on home soil) was an incredible experience.” Elaborating further Drew commented, “other than that though I really just miss the relationships. That was the tightest knit team I’ve ever played on. The staff was incredible. My billets were amazing. The city loved and supported us, and it was really just an all-around amazing experience that I won’t forget.”
“The first thing you will notice about Drew’s game is how intelligent of a player he is” Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck stated. “His skills were next level when he was with us and was an elite passer of the puck with tremendous vision. He has continued to develop an improve all aspects of his game to become a very good 200’ player.”
Talking about the person Drew is off the ice Dyck commented, “Drew the person is even better than the player as you won’t meet too many people of higher quality in your life.”
The Pistons wish Drew all the best in his future hockey endeavours!