Doug Rose Signs Professional Contract with HDD Jesenice in Slovenia

Doug Rose Signs Professional Contract with HDD Jesenice in Slovenia

JESENICA, Slovenia - Stevenson men's ice hockey alum Doug Rose '18 signed his second professional contract as the defenseman inked a deal with HDD Jesenice in Slovenia. The team participates in the Alps Hockey League based in Central Europe with teams in Austria, Italy and Slovenia. He will join the team on August 10 for a one month trial and could potentially sign a contract at the end of the season.

Rose signed with the Macon Mayhem of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) as part of an amateur tryout in March. He made five appearances, making his professional debut on March 17, and recorded seven shots.

"Given the fact that this will be my first experience of playing hockey in Europe, I was a little nervous at the same time very excited to come to such a hockey environment, such as Jesenice," said Rose. He will wear his collegiate number 70, a number he has worn his entire hockey career.

One of three players to play in all 52 games at Stevenson, Rose totaled 28 points on defense on nine goals and 19 assists. A three-time all-conference honoree in his career, Rose was a two-time all-conference winner this season, earning First Team honors in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) while being named to the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) Second Team.

Rose was one of three Mustangs who signed professional contracts following the 2017-18 season, joining Jacob Caffrey '18 and Mike Davis '18. He is the first Mustang to play professionally overseas.