The Missouri Mavericks announced the addition of two young forwards to their roster on Wednesday. Liam Stewart (son of legendary entertainer Rod Stewart) will join the Mavs after appearing in two postseason games with the Quad City Mallards last season. Stewart notched a goal in his first professional game but his strong debut was halted due to an upper-body injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the postseason.
“In the brief time that he was with the Mallards, he proved to be a good skater with the potential to make plays,” said Bobby Metcalf of the Quad-City Times. “The thing that stuck out to me was his attitude. Despite his background, he doesn’t come across as arrogant or entitled. He wants to earn a spot on his own merit and is prepared to work hard to do so. I think he could be a solid contributor,” Metcalf added.
Stewart put up some nice numbers with the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL before joining the Mallards, tallying 25 goals and 28 assists in 71 games.
Also joining the Mavs for the upcoming campaign is John Schiavo, who made quite an impression at the New York Islanders Prospect Camp with a couple of highlight reel shootout goals. Schiavo most recently played in the British Columbia Hockey League, amassing 30 goals and 32 assists in just 58 games. For those of you who haven’t seen the aforementioned beauties from Schiavo, here’s a glimpse of his tremendous stick-handling ability:
He backed it up with even more filth:
Coach Richard Matvichuk has said numerous times throughout the off-season that he plans to infuse his roster with youth, speed, and talent. He has lived up to his word thus far.