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(Graded) Deep Dive #1 - Where are the S47 Outlaws now?
(This post was last modified: 08-20-2020, 05:40 PM by StamkosFan.)

The Anaheim Outlaws existed in the very early days, but @Dangles13 brought the franchise back from the dead in SMJHL S45. After an expansion draft and an entry draft, it was clear that he had built a solid team. Sure enough, in just their third season of existence, the Outlaws defeated the Montreal Militia in 7 games to win the S47 Four Star Cup. There were a lot of stars on that team who went on to have successful careers in the SHL. Let's take a look at a few of them:

Mathias Seger (@Segi) was the Captain of the S47 Outlaws, a true leader on and off the ice. He didn't have his most prolific scoring season in this Cup run, but he was a workhorse with minutes played and contributed 78 hits and 54 shot blocks. Seger led the team in PIMs in S47 (and S46). He has spent his entire career with the Minnesota Chiefs, which was the team that drafted him. The big D-man has really worked on his puckhandling skills and is still a force in the SHL.

Yoshimitsu McCloud (@Thunfish) was the first Alternate Captain of this Outlaws squad. At this point, McCloud wasn't too productive on the ice yet; he was more of a captain of the locker room, keeping his team's spirits high with long ramblings about Brazil, fan fiction, old soccer computer games, and the like. The season after the cup was by far his most productive SMJHL campaign, with 12 goals and 18 assists. He contributed a legendary shorthanded goal during the Cup run -- one of his two goals in the postseason. He has currently adapted to a solid playmaking role with the Winnipeg Jets after spending several seasons with the West Kendall Platoon.

Jerry Mander (@me) was the second Alternate Captain for Anaheim. He had 3 goals and 12 assists in the S47 postseason; those 15 points were good for second in the SMJHL. He was drafted by the Minnesota Chiefs, but tensions quickly ran high between Mander and his SHL management. Ultimately, he decided to decline the SHL contract and spend his remaining eligible years in Anaheim before retiring from the league after Season 49. On top of that, he switched to defense. Mander recorded 59 goals and 95 assists in his Anaheim career. He led the team in hits in S46 and S47, assists and points in S49, and won Playoff MVP during this Cup run as well as Team MVP in S49.

Hiro Fujikawa (@bana) shared the Playoff MVP Award with Mander in S47. He had 9 goals and 6 assists and posted a ridiculous 16.07 SHT%. He had two game-winning goals and one game-tying goals as well.  Fujikawa is the 'unique' case of these four players because he was acquired via the expansion draft (the three previous players were from the S45 SMJHL Entry Draft). His first SMJHL Season was S43, where he only played 8 games for the Montreal Militia. He was promised more playing time in the expansion draft, and sure enough, he broke out immediately in S45 with 21 goals and 20 assists. He led the team in points in S46 and S47, and won the Desperado Award as the team's best forward in S45. After many successful seasons with the Los Angeles Panthers, Fujikawa was traded to the Edmonton Blizzard. He currently has 7 goals, 14 assists, and a rating of +16.

There you have it! I'll probably look at the losing side of the S47 Four Star Cup next - the Montreal Militia.


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