Saint Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Swarm today released T Travis Hill. The native of Lewiston, New York was a member of the Swarm’s inaugural team in 2005 and spent the past seven seasons with Minnesota.
“The Swarm organization would like to recognize and thank Travis for his dedication to the team over the past seven years,” Assistant General Manager Joe Sullivan said. “He exemplified everything that the Swarm wanted early on in their organization’s direction. He was a strong guy that could take faceoffs and gave everything he had each and every night. Travis came to us looking for a change and we wanted to grant him an opportunity to play closer to home. I’m sure Travis will hit the ground running and will be a great help to which ever team offers him a position. We wish him all the best and we’re going to have to push hard to try and fill his shoes.”
Hill, 29, collected 49 loose balls and converted on 37-125 faceoffs in 10 games with the Swarm last season. In his seven-year Swarm career (2005-11), Hill appeared in 53 games and recorded 30 points (5g, 25a) along with 324 loose balls.
Minnesota signed Hill as a free agent in 2004. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound transition specialist posted career-highs in goals (3), assists (11), points (14) and loose balls (108) during 14 contests in 2008.
“Travis was a great team player both on and off the floor,” Sullivan said. “He plays with a big heart and brings toughness to a team. I can’t say enough about the focus and intensity of Travis Hill.”
Hill also appeared in two playoff games with Minnesota; he collected a team-high 15 loose balls in a 11-8 loss at home to New York in 2008 and tallied an assist and eight loose balls in his playoff debut in a 14-8 loss at Buffalo in 2007.
Notable Swarm Accomplishments:
Ranks sixth on the Swarm’s all-time roster with 324 loose balls, 19th with 25 assists, and ninth with 53 games played. He collected the second most loose balls in an individual season with 108 in 2008.