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Alberta Rivals Make Big Trade

October 1, 2008 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Edmonton Rush News Release

EDMONTON AB---The Edmonton Rush are pleased to announce today that the club has acquired defenceman Ryan McNish along with a third-round draft choice in the 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft from the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for the Rush's first-round pick in the 2010 NLL Entry Draft pending league approval.

McNish, a 27-year-old defenceman, has long been sought-after by the Rush for his physical presence and GM/Head Coach Bob Hamley was finally able to land the rugged rearguard. McNish is an aviation systems technician with the Canadian Armed Forces and is stationed at CFB Edmonton.

"Ryan is the kind of player who will battle in every situation and someone who eagerly defends his team mates at any opportunity," said Hamley.

The six-foot-two, 230-pounder spent four seasons with the Roughnecks playing in 55 games and registering eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points. Last season with Calgary, McNish played in all 16 regular season games and notched six points, a career-high 63 loose balls, and 39 penalty minutes. He also played in both playoff games for the Roughnecks in 2008 and collected eight loose balls.

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