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The Saint John Sea Dogs have claimed a local talent off waivers.
The team officially - or as official as it gets, I guess - announced today that they've picked up Saint John native Marcus Tesink off waivers.
A former Saint John Vito's standout, Tesink was a fifth-round pick of the Moncton Wildcats in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft. He appeared in three games with the Wildcats in 2014-15 before spending the entire 2015-16 season with the team.
Tesink is, of course, the younger brother of former Sea Dogs forward Ryan Tesink.
Despite losing a lot of defencemen to the professional ranks this off-season, the Sea Dogs now have a bit of a log jam on the backend. While many QMJHL teams are announcing their season opening lineups this week, it appears the Sea Dogs will still have a few battles for positions during the final couple weeks of training camp.
The Sea Dogs don't return to preseason play until Sept. 14, taking on the Moncton Wildcats in Fredericton.