Ryan Marker Agrees to Return to Watertown Wolves
By David Paige
A busy month continues for the Watertown Wolves!
Just a week after introducing Brent Clarke as the team’s new Head Coach, the Wolves are excited to announce that last season’s Scoring Leader and FPHL “Rookie of the Year”, Ryan Marker, has agreed to return to the team next season, and to relocate to Watertown full time, to be able to completely dedicate himself to the Wolves’ quest for a Commissioners Cup ring.
Marker couldn’t be more excited to be back in the den representing the Watertown Wolves.
Marker stated, “When I got the call and Andreas told me he wanted to resign me, it was an automatic decision. There is no other place I want to play hockey than in Watertown.” He then went on to say, “We have unfinished business with how the league had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and we didn`t even get a chance to make a run for the cup.”
New Watertown Wolves head coach Brent Clarke: “Ryan Marker is a game changer, he puts pucks into the back of the net and that’s what we are hoping for him to do for us this season. He plays with 110% effort every night, and if you get him to an open position you can`t stop him. Ryan is also a great weapon for us on the power play, something we want to capitalize on even more this coming season.”
Watertown Wolves owner Andreas Johansson said, “We are excited to have Ryan back in Watertown, there is no questioning that he is an elite player in this league, but as much as anything he has shown great character off the ice, and is obsessed with the idea of maximizing the success of himself and his teammates, which is exactly the type of player we want to have in our organization. I expect Ryan’s level of play to raise even further as part of Coach Clarke’s system, and we will look to maximize his potential here with us in Watertown.“
Marker began last season with the Delaware Thunder, where he played 30 games scoring 31 goal and getting 24 assists for 55 points. He was then traded to Watertown where he suited up for 12 games scoring 11 goals and getting 10 assists for 21 points, and with these stats Marker was able to capture the FPHL Scoring title.
Marker stated, “Don’t get me wrong individual achievements are awesome, but the team success is the ultimate goal. Winning a championship is what we all want and that’s what we are going to do this season.” Ryan also wanted to thank all the Watertown fans, “For their continuous support and hope they continue as we strive for that third championship. Be ready its going to be a fun ride.”