DAUPHIN, MB – One of the longest serving Dauphin Kings has answered the question many were asking at the start of the season, Grady Hobbs has announced his commitment to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Hockey Program (NCAA DIV I) for the 2020-2021 season.
Hobbs has been a pure Dauphin King from start to finish. He was originally drafted by the organization in 2015. He was taken 3rd overall at the MJHL Draft in Neepawa. He would then go on to make the team as a 16-year old in the 2016-2017 campaign.
In his first year Hobbs notched seven goals and 12 assists and played in all 60 games that season. He would then play in 53 contests in 2017-18 and tally seven goals and nine assists. Last season Hobbs put up 14 goals and 18 assists in 51 games. He added four points (1G, 3A) in the post season.
This season the Deloraine, Manitoba product has seen his numbers explode. He currently leads the Kings in scoring with 63 points (30G, 33A). He’s already doubled his points and still has nine games left in his year.
Hobbs recently surpassed the 200 games played mark with the Kings and is currently third on the all time list with Dauphin behind only teammate Brendan Arnold and Shane Luke.
Hobbs and the rest of the Kings have nine games left in their season and will hit the road for three games this week as they hope to clinch a playoff berth in the near future. The next Kings home game is Tuesday February 18th when the club takes on the OCN Blizzard.