Seattle Adds Canadian International Hassler to Bolster Backline
The seasoned Guinness Pro14 Wing adds another layer of professionalism to the Seawolves ahead of a final push for the 2019 Major League Rugby playoffs.
selection. While at the University of Saskatchewan, Hassler played football for the Huskies and still continued to represent Canada at the U20 age-grade
level. He broken into the Canada 7s circuit in 2011, where he made 15 appearances through 2013. Hassler’s international success started with the sevens
format of the game but quickly switched to fifteens as he got his first senior men’s cap in 2012 and was a member of Canada’s 2015 Rugby World Cup
team. An overseas opportunity in 2013 saw Hassler head to Wales to suit up for the Ospreys of Guinness Pro14. In his five years with the professional
club, he made 74 appearances and scored 25 tries. After taking a year off from rugby, he is excited to get back on the pitch. Hassler’s physical running
style matches the Seawolves attack and his consistent tackle-ability will ensure another strong member of the infamous Seawall.
and passionate about the team,” said Hassler. “I am looking forward to being a part of such an exciting program, playing alongside and against many
good friends, and being a part of Major League Rugby itself.”
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