Mike Sdao Voted Man Of The Year, Alex Wideman Signs ATO With Binghamton Senators


The Binghamton Senators have announced defenseman Mike Sdao is the team’s IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year recipient as he is completing in his third season for the Senators. Corey Cowick was the club’s leader last season before his departure to Springfield.

While he’s been out of action following his knock out win in a fight with Bridgeport’s toughy Brett Gallant, Sdao has served the role as ambassador for the surrounding community.

"“Sdao has participated in many community service events including B-Sens and Magic Paintbrush Project’s Paint with the Players, YMCA Floor Hockey programs, helping with Toys for Tots, and many more. He recently took the initiative to bring Hockey Players 4 Kids’ Stick to Reading program to the Broome County Area schools.” – Binghamton Senators’ Website."

In addition, the Senators have signed 23-year-old forward Alex Wideman to a ATO for the remainder of the season. Alex is the younger brother of current Senators’ defenseman Chris Wideman and helped led his Miami RedHawks to a berth to the NCAA East Regional Championship while competing in his senior year at Miami (Ohio) University.

Unfortunately for Alex, his season came to an end with last weekend’s 7-5 loss to Providence in the NCAA tournament in New England. Wideman finished his senior year with 7 goals and 11 assists in 39 games for the RedHawks. Alex joins a team that has been rather successful on the offense with him bringing his career 89 points with him from Miami.

With only eight games left for the Senators in a season full of disappointments, third place is now left up for grabs in the East Division as some of the players will be playing for contracts next season including Shane Prince, Cole Schneider, Carter Camper, Derek Grant and Wideman himself to name a few.

*Cover Pic Courtesy of SenShot’s Photographer Alicia Strauch

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