Former Rams hockey player to play pro in France

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By Hayden Godfrey

Defenseman Daniel Poliziani, who spent three seasons with the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team, has agreed to a contract with Les Corsaires de Dunkerque of the Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace (FFHG) Division 1, the club announced on May 30.

In the announcement, FFHG says that Poliziani, 26, will be joining their team for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. According to the team’s roster page, the only other athlete on the team from Canada is Kevin Altidor, who has been playing in France since 2016.

Through 49 career OUA regular season games, Poliziani scored two goals, tallied 20 points and added four penalty minutes in his three years with the Rams.

The Burlington, Ontario native also racked up four assists in 11 career OUA playoff games. During the 2018-19 season, as a senior, he made nine appearances with the roster.

Poliziani, along with Alex Basso, John Carpino and Vince Figliomeni, graduated this year and were honoured for their final season at the team’s senior night against the University of Toronto on February 2.

Earlier this year, Poliziani was the recipient of the D.H. Craighead Award for Outstanding Contribution to Interuniversity Sport, Campus and Community Life.

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