The '99 native of Woodbridge, VA, chose to come to the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) for his final year of junior hockey, and things have paid off with 31 points on the blue line for the Seahawks.
"CJ has been great on and off the ice all year," said Seahawks head coach and general manager Bill Zaniboni. "He was a player that we identified last Christmas and went through the process throughout the summer with, needless to say, we are happy he decided to play for us and it has been a great fit for everyone involved. He is light in spirit and enjoys everyday, but when it's work time. he is very mature and ready to compete and do anything to win."
Kline immediately turned heads upon his arrival in the EHL, and was an easy selection for the 2019 EHL All-Star Team. Now, as he gets set to head off to MSOE, Kline will become the 14th player in league history to join the Raiders hockey program. The 6'5" defenseman is very happy with his decision to join the Seahawks, and can't wait to get things started in the fall.
"I am very excited to be continuing my academic and athletic careers at the Milwaukee School of Engineering," said Kline. "It's an unreal fit for me, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity. I want to first and foremost thank my parents for everything they have sacrificed for me to pursue my dream and for their continued support, and then Coach Zaniboni for his dedication and loyalty while welcoming me to the Seahawks family. My teammates have been great and without them this wouldn't have been possible."
Kline and his teammates have just three regular season games remaining as they get set for the upcoming EHL Playoffs. The goal will be to earn six out of six points, to help solidify their seeding in the tight New England Conference.
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