(Bradford, ON, July 27, 2016)

The Bradford Rattlers are proud to welcome back forwards Kristian Simson and Jacob Awan. Both 98 born forwards were members of last year's roster and are expected to play bigger roles on this year's team.

Kristian Simson is a small skilled forward hailing from Estonia who improved dramatically last season. The offensive minded Simson dressed in 25 games scoring 3 goals and 4 points. Following the season, Simson returned to his home to represent his team nationally on the U18 team for a third time. Simson was an Assistant Captain on the national team putting up 8 points in 5 games and winning a gold medal.

Jacob Awan is a gritty winger hailing from New York. Last year with the Rattlers Awan dressed in 19 games and 1 playoff game. He is a product of the Louisville Lightning minor hockey system and a postive character guy on the club. Jake stands 5'11", weighing 180lbs.

Simson and Awan join a growing group of returning players from last year's successful roster. Fourteen players are returning to RattNation for this year's Russell Cup run with more player signings announced in the coming weeks.