The rundown on right wing James McEwan:
2010-11 stats [career]: 2 goals, 4 points, minus-5 rating, 146 penalty minutes in 36 games.
Quote: “All in all, before my rotator cuff started bothering me, I was getting good in every game, feeling confident. Personally I thought it was getting better and better.”
Pros: The third-year enforcer was among the Reign’s hardest-working players. This season, it was evident in McEwan’s recovery from a grisly hand injury that limited his off-season training. His fighting skills are as good as anyone at the ECHL level and his checking ability made him an asset on any line.
Cons: Injuries have limited McEwan to 63 games the last two years, and at 6-0 and 187 pounds, you wonder how long he’ll be able to maintain his playing style. Nobody spends more time practicing his all-around skills, but McEwan might need to score more and fight less just to play a full season.