The Bears have expanded their family. Coming to the Den is young goalie Brandon Maxwell, who will be the third goalie. Even though he’s still across the Atlantic since the preseason hasn’t started, the American with Canadian citizenship is already starting to feel like part of the team, a part of Zagreb, and Croatia. Despite being miles away, Maxwell sent a message of support to Croatia and the region, inviting everyone to get involved and to help by calling the donation hotline.
‘’Since I’m going to be living and playing in Zagreb next season I’ve been following the news about the floods in Croatia and the region. It’s always difficult in these situations in which we unfortunately can’t have much impact. In Florida, where I’m from, we had troubles with floods a few weeks ago that were caused by the heaviest rainfall in the past 130 years, and I know how much that impacted people’s live, but also how much victims can be helped when others come together. That’s why I’m happy that at least in this little way, with this appeal for people to help by calling the donation number, I had the opportunity to take part and help’’, said Maxwell, adding:
‘’I hope that the situation calms down soon and that things turn out well in the end. I’m thinking about all of you and I send you many positive thoughts.’’
Brandon Maxwell was born in 1991 in Winter Park (Florida, USA). In 2009 he was the Colorado Avalanche's 154th pick at the NHL draft. The past few seasons he played goalie for the OHL's Kitchener Rangers, Sarnia Sting, and Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, for the University of Guelph (CIS) and in 2013-14 he was the primary goalie for Rogle (Allsvenskan).