OHL Grad, Scott Hotham, On His Way To Norway

scott hotham echl hockey florida everbladesScott Hotham played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2001-02 to 2004-05. He began his OHL career with the North Bay Centennials in 2001-02. Hotham followed the team when it moved to Saginaw in 2002-03 and became the Spirit.

Scott’s career with Saginaw was very short-lived as he was traded to the Mississauga IceDogs after just one game. He played the rest of the 2002-03 season with the IceDogs then was traded 10 games into the 2003-04 season to the Barrie Colts, where he would finish out his OHL career.

After four seasons in the Canadian university system with St. Mary’s, Scott has just completed his first season of professional hockey. Hotham played most of the 2009-10 season with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, but was called up to the AHL’s Rochester Americans for 9 games during the season.

As stated in this article on the official website of the Lillehammer Ishockey Klubb, Scott is on his way to Norway for the 2010-11 season. The story is in Norwegian. What follows is the article translated into English via Google Translate:

Scott Hotham ready L.I.K.!

Lillehammer Ice Hockey Club secured a Thursday night the signature of the Canadian defender Scott Hotham for the season 2010/2011. 25 years old Hotham split last season between Florida Ever Blades in the ECHL and the Rochester Americans of the AHL, and described as a player back with good playmaker skills.
– A very exciting player and a type of back we need, especially since we lost Darrell Hay. Hotham has both strong physical presence, excellent view and great skills as playmaker. There is also a player we’ve had time to consider and which we have received a lot of great feedback on equal concludes coach Thor Nilsen.

As mentioned shared Hotham season 2009/2010 between the ECHL club Florida Ever Blades and the Rochester Americans of the AHL (American Hockey League). In the ECHL, he delivered 38 points in 72 games including playoffs, by 7 goals and 31 assists, while it was 2 points in 9 games (2 goals) in the AHL.

Hotham began his junior career with the Couchiching Terriers in the OPJHL (Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League) where he spent his first season, was voted Rookie of the team. As a 16-year-old, he impressed enough to make their way to the very strong Junior League OHL (Ontario Hockey League) was short.

4 seasons later, Hotham recorded 249 OHL games for four different clubs. The last two seasons he played for the Barrie Colts in his hometown Barrie. Hotham was among other things, to set the record for the Barrie Colts for at least innslupne target rates. season with 171 backward in 2003/2004. But it was the following season, in 2004/2005, Hotham really did put his name in the club’s history books. His 50 points in 62 games (11 goals and 39 assists) is today the 4th highest score by a back in the club’s history. At the same time 39 assists in one season 4 place all-time among the club’s defensemen.

Hotham made his debut as a professional hockey player at the end of the season 2004/2005, when he played two league matches due and 10 playoff games for the Rockford IceHogs in Uhl (United Hockey League). Hotham allowed the further professional career be a bit on hold and went to college CIS League where he played four seasons for Saint Mary’s University while studying in trade. In the last three years he was at the top of the league in points and was also uttatt on various All-Star team in 2009 before he returned to professional hockey and the Florida Ever Blades.

Scott Hotham is the rest of the son of Greg Hotham who can look back in 230 NHL games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins in the first half of the 1980s. Hotham sr. was like his son, also a back with good offensive abilities. And while we’re on Hotham family, then new corpse back a younger brother, Andrew Hotham, which follows in big brother’s footsteps and plays for Saint Mary’s in the college league.

View Scott Hotham’s profile page on the AHL’s official website.

View Scott Hotham’s profile page on the Florida Everblades official website.

View Scott Hotham’s profile page on the ECHL’s official website.

Scott Hotham appears in this previous post at OHL Alumni Central.

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