Over 1500 kilometers separate Nicholas Deakin-Poot’s hometown of Georgetown, Ontario and the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. But that distance never stopped the forward from feeling right at home with the Sea Dogs and from giving back to his adoptive community.
An outstanding young man with an incredible work ethic and a caring outlook towards others, Nicholas has become a leader to his younger teammates and an extraordinary community representative for the Sea Dogs.
This season, Nicholas participated in all organized community events, where he stood out as an ambassador for the team by taking the time to engage with fans and foster a positive connection with community members.
He was a key member of the annual Winter Road Hockey Classic, an event that sees the Sea Dogs team up with Top Corner Hockey, a local not-for-profit that connects at risk youth with the game of hockey by providing them with donated equipment, free ice time and mentorship.
Earlier in the season, Nicholas visited the Saint John Regional Hospital where CJ, a member of Top Corner Hockey was being treated for cystic fibrosis. Nicholas brought him some Sea Dogs swag and invited him to attend a game. Once he felt better, CJ attended Saint John’s home game on February 17th, where he proudly got to read the starting lineup for the boys in the locker room.
Nicholas also participated in a minor hockey day that saw twelve local teams and school groups visit TD Station for a practice with Sea Dogs’ players, followed by a locker room tour and pizza party.
Outside of team events, Deakin-Poot spends time helping his billet brothers and sister further their hockey dreams; he lends a hand at practices for his 14 & 16-year-old billet brothers and helps coach his 10-year-old billet sister’s team.
Now 21 years old, Deakin-Poot’s junior hockey career has come to an end, but his legacy will live on in Saint John for quite some time.