Jr. Blades Add Size and Skill with Brant Takmajian
Takmajian joins the Jr. Blades after spending the 2011-12 season with the Granite City Hockey Club. The Illinois native tallied 49 points (37g, 12a) in 17 games for the Warriors.
“Physically imposing is the statement that crosses your mind when you think of Brant Takmajian,” said assistant coach Gary Gill. The six-foot-three forward adds size and skill to an already dominant Jr. Blades line-up.
Takmajian was scouted heavily by the Jr. Blades organization after scouts viewed him at the Pittsburgh Showcase in Spring 2012. “We loved his passion for the game,” said Gill. “He is a power forward with a great deal of potential and possess a grittiness that will excite any coach. He has great character and he fits very well with the FJB family.”
During free agent camp his confidence is apparent on the ice as he dictates the style of play. “He is jam packed with talent and not afraid to dictate to other teams,” said head coach/ general manager Tad O’Had.
Takmajian signed on for the 2012-13 season on the final day of Jr. Blades free agent camp. “free agent camp was a workout for sure,” said Takmajian. “But I’ll be ready for the season after training camp. No doubt.”
Come August he will be calling south west florida home and suiting up in the green and blue to help the Jr. Blades continue their championship ways.
Takmajian, who won a championship with Granite City knows what it takes to win. Putting in hard work during the off-season.
“Tak is a player that scouts will be drooling over with the constant on-ice and off-ice development,” said O’Had. “We are excited to see the new heights that can be reached.”