Carson Soucy Returning for Senior Season
Bulldog Defenseman Turns Down Pro Deal, Toninato Undecided
The question isn’t if University of Minnesota Duluth juniors Dominic Toninato and Carson Soucy will play pro hockey, the question is when. Both were National Hockey League draft picks, and went in to this off-season with a decision to make.
Well, Soucy’s mind is made up. He’s returning to the Bulldogs for his senior season.
The Defenseman was a 5th round pick of the Minnesota Wild in 2013. In 112 games in maroon and gold, Soucy’s scored nine goals with 23 assists.
Soucy says he went back and forth with the decision, but is confident he made the right choice.
“You know I think I can develop here one more year, make my game better, make me a stronger player and get that degree too while doing that,” said Soucy. “You always hear people say they’re glad they came back for their senior year, I’ve never really hear anyone say I should have left early.”
Meanwhile Toninato, a 5th round pick in 2012 by the Toronto Maple Leafs told FOX 21 Sports via text Wednesday evening that he didn’t have an answer yet.
We’ll of course update this story, once the Duluth native makes his decision.
Also, outgoing seniors Tony Cameranesi, Willie Corrin and Austin Farley all agreed to amateur tryout deals for the rest of this season.
Cameranesi and Corrin join Kasimir Kaskisuo with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Cameranesi was drafted by the Marlies parent club, the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011, while Corrin was a free agent.
Farley was also a free agent, he joined the Lake Erie Monsters, the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets.