INDEPENDENCE, MO. – Defenseman C.J. Valerian has signed with the Kansas City Mavericks, the organization announced today.
“C.J. was a mainstay on the blue line for Roanoke last season, helping lead them to a SPHL Championship,” said Mavericks General Manager and Head Coach Tad O’Had. “He has really developed his pro game over the last two seasons and is looking to take the next step. We feel his work ethic, character and coachability will be asset to the Mavericks.”
Valerian, 28, was a member of the 2023 SPHL champion Roanoke Yard Dawgs last season. The Gates Mills, Ohio, native played in 53 games for Roanoke in 2022-23, scoring six goals and adding 16 assists.
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