The New Jersey Titans have acquired Zach Faremouth, a forward from the Shreveport Mudbugs of the South Division.
Faremouth is an 18-year-old forward from Jackson, Michigan with a 6-2, 190 lb. frame. In 26 games with the Mudbugs this season, he recorded three goals and three assists for six points.
Titans head coach Craig Doremus spoke about the trade and what he expects Faremouth can bring to the team.
“We’re excited to bring Zach to New Jersey. He’s a 2000 centerman, it’s a position we feel that we need to address here at the deadline,” he said. “He’s a big boy who played on Compuware’s U16 national championship team last year, and he comes from a Shreveport team where he’s probably playing against older guys. They have a more veteran club so he wasn’t getting much ice time. Now he can come here and compete for a forward spot in our lineup.”
Making the drive up from Louisiana, Faremouth arrived in New Jersey on Thursday and practiced with his new team earlier today. He talked about the trade and what he hopes to accomplish with the Titans for the remainder of the season.
“I was really excited, I looked the Titans up, and knew the team needed centers, so I wanted to come and be a big impact to the team. I think of myself as a big two-way player, good in the d-zone but also in the offensive zone and put points up,” Faremouth said.
“The practice was really fast-paced, the team has a lot of skill, the facilities are really nice and the coaching is really helpful. The teammates were all very nice, they welcomed me in, showed me where everything is and they seem like great guys in the locker room.”
Faremouth will likely make his Titans debut tomorrow when the team heads to the New England Sports Village to play the Northeast Generals at 7 p.m.