PORTLAND, Maine –The Maine Mariners have signed defenseman Dallas Rossiter to a contract for the 2020-21 season.
He was invited to Mariners training camp last fall, but did not initially make the roster and played the majority of 2019-20 in the Southern Professional Hockey League with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. Rossiter had three assists and 44 penalty minutes in 31 games for Roanoke.
In need of a defenseman, the Mariners brought Rossiter back in mid-February. He played in eight consecutive games from Feb. 18-March 6, accumulating nine penalty minutes.
Rossiter played his junior hockey in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the Yorkton Terriers. Rossiter was on back-to-back SJHL champion teams in Yorkton in 2013 and 2014. His final season of juniors (2013-14) was the most productive of his career, as he scored 19 points (3g-16a) and added 120 penalty minutes in 56 games. On top of the SJHL title, Rossiter and the Terriers also captured the RBC Cup that season. From 2015-19, Rossiter played at Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Ontario.