The Ogden Mustangs have added Nico Hemming for the 2019-20 season.
Hemming spent time last season in the SJHL and KIJHL, eventually playing 32 games for the 100 Mile House Wranglers. He had six goals, 15 assists and 77 penalty minutes.
Hemming is the step brother of former Mustang Stephon Perreault.
“With Stephon joining the team late last season, that’s when I initially had interest in the Mustangs,” Hemming said. “Then I skated at the CCM showcase where Coach Laime talked to me and offered me a spot. I know the team has been consistently competitive, with a number of deep playoff runs, and have heard great things about the town. I’m hoping to help contribute to finishing the job off and bringing a championship to Ogden this season.”
Hemming stands at 6-feet-1-inch and 185 pounds. Born in 2000, he’ll have one more season of junior hockey eligibility after this one (note that his listed birth year of 2001 on our initial graphic on social media and on Elite Prospects is incorrect). He describes himself as a physical playmaker. He likes to get involved physically but can also handle the puck and make plays.
Before this past season, Hemming played for the Steamboat Wranglers, when they were in the RMJHL. He also skated in eight games as a 15 year old for the Colorado Evolution in the WSHL, back in 2015-16.
Hemming is the 13th player announced so far on the Mustangs’ 2019-20 roster. He’s the sixth new addition to go along with seven returners from last season.
Here’s how the 2019-20 roster stands, as announced, up to this point:
G – Artur Ogandzhanyan
D – Johan Zöllner
D – Christian Phinney
D – Oliver Wieringa
F – Harry Gulliver
F – Alex Engan
F – Nick Garza
F – Gleb Krivoshapkin
F – Cannon Rogers
F – Ethan McKinley
F – Zach Pires
F – Aidan McAleer
F – Nico Hemming
Season tickets are available now for the 2019-20 season at tickets.ogdenmustangs.com.