The Admirals returned from their three-game Texas road trip, winning against Houston Sunday afternoon and splitting a pair of games against the Texas Stars Tuesday and Wednesday night. For those in attendance at the Admirals/Checkers game (in progress), you'll see a new face on the bench...
Meet Kevin Henderson.
Wearing #15 for the Ads, Henderson was added to the Milwaukee roster Friday morning. The 25-year old Toronto native is on loan from the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones, although he had yet to appear in a game this season. A left winger by trade, Henderson was not drafted although he signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks in April of 2009. He spent the next two seasons the San Jose's AHL club, the Worcester Sharks.
Prior to his time in the pros, Henderson spent time in several different leagues in Canada. He kicked off his hockey career in the now-defunct OJPHL (Ontario Junior "A" Provincial Hockey League) with the Thornhill Rattlers during the 2002-2003 season. After parts of three seasons with the team, he played for the OHL Kitchener Rangers between 2004-20008. During his time with the Rangers, he played along side some familiar names to Admirals fans in current Nashville Predators Nick Spaling and Matt Halischuk. He also played alongside Amtrak Rivalry foes Victor Oreskovich and Mike Duco of the Chicago Wolves.
After his time in the juniors, Henderson played for the CIS University of New Brunswick Fredericton Varisty Reds, where he was studying business, for two seasons before leaving school to sign with San Jose. Henderson scored a season-high 50 points during his sophmore year with the club, scoring 19 goals and 31 assists in just 28 games.
RYAN SENT TO CINCINNATI Forward Ben Ryan was reassigned to the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones February 8th, marking his second stint with the Cyclones this season. According to the Cyclones press release, Ryan joined the Cyclones Wednesday night against the Toledo Walleyes. He tallied one assist in the contest, getting the helper on Dan Eves third period goal in 2-1 loss to Toledo.