Tu­ton fo­cus­ing on his de­fen­sive play

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Cee­bees’ as­sis­tant coach Peter Ge­orge said Tu­ton has been the ex­act player the team thought they were get­ting and “what we hoped he would be.”

“He has been very solid de­fen­sively and a player that makes very few mis­takes,” he said. “His quick­ness al­lows him to com­pete against our op­po­nents’ top lines.”

Ge­orge said Tu­ton is prov­ing to be a team guy af­ter play­ing the Mount Pearl se­ries with eight stitches in his an­kle.

“Tu­ton will prove to be one of the top de­fen­sive D- men in the leauge, no ques­tion about it,” said Ge­orge.

Ge­orge said that although Tu­ton hails from White­horse, he is quickly be­com­ing im­mersed in Cee­bees’ cul­ture and “takes pride in wear­ing the jersey.”

A new ex­pe­ri­ence

Pre­con­ceived no­tions about New­found­land usu­ally quickly change when peo­ple new to the prov­ince live here for the first time.

Tu­ton has been no dif­fer­ent. He can re­ally feel the Ir­ish cul­ture when he gets out in St. John’s.

The peo­ple have also helped ease his tran­si­tion to life on the rock.

“Ev­ery­one is so so­cial. They make it easy to feel at home,” Tu­ton said.

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