Defenseman Damon Severson is expected back in the Kelowna Rockets lineup Saturday against Victoria.

Damon Severson back with Rockets

19-year-old defenceman returned by New Jersey Devils after solid showing with NHL club

After a three-week stay with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, Damon Severson is back with the Kelowna Rockets.

The 19-year-old defenseman will return to the Okanagan on Thursday after spending all of main training camp with the NHL club and playing in a pair of exhibition games.

Severson saw close to 20 minutes of ice time in each game—one against the Islanders and one against Montreal.

“It went really well and I think they were happy with the way I played,” said Severson, who was chosen by the Devils in the second round of the 2012 NHL draft. “I didn’t feel out of place but they obviously want to give me another year to mature in junior and I’m looking forward to getting back to Kelowna and helping my team.”

Rockets’ assistant coach Dan Lambert said Severson’s return adds skill and experience to an already deep defensive corps.

“Getting Severson back really solidifies our D core and gives us an experienced guy that can play key minutes in every situation,” said Lambert.

Severson, the club’s top point producer among rearguards last season with 10 goals and 42 assists, will be in the lineup Saturday when the Rockets play host to the Victoria Royals.


Just Posted

Mudslide sends debris into Highway

Highway 33 near Joe Rich had mud spilled on the highway from the slide

Kangaroo Creek Farm hops into season

Lake Country’s popular tourist site has opened its doors for the season

Rain on the way for the Okanagan-Shuswap

Vernon’s dust warning is ongoing

Four people displaced by Taylor Road fire

The Kelowna Fire Department say no one was injured and the cause of the fire is not suspicious

Kelowna patios ready for spring

Check out some local patios that are coming out with the sun

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Penticton SAR team helicopters injured climber to safety

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

Kootnekoff: R v. Sidhu, was he asleep?

Driver in Humboldt crash wasn’t distracted at time of collision with bus,… Continue reading

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

Most Read