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Bucks Strengthen Defense with Crum

September 22, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Laredo Bucks News Release

LAREDO, TX- The Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League announced Wednesday that they have signed defenseman B.J Crum for the 2010-11 season. Crum, who is entering his fourth professional season, spent the last three years in the ECHL.

In his first three professional seasons the 27-year-old Crum played in a total of 157 games in the ECHL putting up a combined 17 points (4-1317) and 163 PIM's. In nine career ECHL playoff games Crum has a total of three points (2-13).

"B.J is a very solid defenseman who can do a lot of good things on the ice," said Bucks President/General Manager and Head Coach Terry Ruskowski. "He makes a lot of good decisions and has proven to be a very good defenseman. We've worked hard at improving our defense this season and B.J will be a big key in doing that."

Last season with the Alaska Aces the 6'2'', 205 pound Crum notched career highs in games played (62), assists (6) and PIM's (73), while tying a career high with seven points. In four playoff games last season Crum had three points (2-13).

In 2008-09 Crum, a native of Hampden, Massachusetts, had three points (1-23) and 66 PIM's in 51 combined games with Alaska and Augusta. Crum began the season playing 18 games for Augusta (1-01, 34 PIM's) before playing the final 33 games for Alaska (0-22, 32 PIM's.

In his rookie season in 2007-08 Crum picked up a career high two goals, while handing out five assists totaling a career high seven points to go along with 24 PIM's while spending time with Johnstown and Augusta. Crum began his rookie season by playing 26 games for Johnstown (1-34, 12 PIM's) before playing the final 18 with Augusta (1-23, 12 PIM's. Crum was held to zero points in five playoff games that season with Augusta.

Prior to turning pro Crum played four years of college hockey at the University of Connecticut. In his four seasons with the Huskies Crum played in 133 games scoring 38 points (18-2038) with 194 PIM's.

Crum is the 24th Buck signed this off-season.

The Bucks will start their ninth CHL season on October 15th with their home opener October 23rd against Rio Grande Valley at Laredo Energy Arena. Season tickets are on sale now for the 2010-11 season. Call 718-BUCK (2825) to place our order now.

2010-11 Bucks Signed Players (In order of Announced Signing)

Pier Pelletier- Goaltender- 6'2'', 200lbs- St. Louis, Que.- DOB: 4/8/87 (2nd Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 17 Games, 9-4-3 Record, 2.88 G.A.A, .915 sv. %

Last team: BUCKS (CHL)

Derek Scanlon- Defenseman- 6'0'', 180lbs- Marlborough, MA - (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 55 Games, 18 Goals, 38 Assists, 56 Points, 132 PIMS (WSHL All-Star)

Last team: Boulder Jr. Bison (WSHL)

Ryan Lehr- Defenseman- 6'2'', 205lbs- Summerside, PEI- DOB: 5/9/86 (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 10 Games, 2 Goals, 4 Assists, 6 Points, 17 PIM's

Last team: BUCKS (CHL)

Daniel Koger- Forward- 6'1'', 160- Hungary- DOB: 11/10/89 (4th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 45 Games, 7 Goals, 9 Assists, 16 Points

Last Team: Szekeshfehervar Alba Volan HC (Aust)

Zeanan Ziemer- Forward- 5'10'', 190lbs- Brandon, MAN (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 25 Goals, 51 Assists, 76 Points, 121 PIM's

Last Team: Dauphin Kings (MJHL)

Justin Michaud- Forward- 6'2'', 220lbs- Selkirk, MAN (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 52 Games, 6 Goals, 9 Assists, 15 Points, 147 PIM's

Last Team: Dauphin Kings (MJHL)

Serge Dube- Defenseman- 5''11, 200lbs- Sudbury, ON (9th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 2 Games, 0 Goals, 0 Assists, 0 Points

Last Team: BUCKS (CHL)

Denys Petrukhno- Defenseman- 6'3'', 200lbs- Kiev, Ukraine (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 46 Games, 3 Goals, 23 Assists, 26 Points, 62 PIM's

Last Team: Springfield Jr. Blue (NAHL)

Neil Trimm- Forward- 6'2'', 200lbs- Westmeath, ON (3rd Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 43 Games, 14 Goals, 16 Assists, 30 Points

Last Team: BUCKS (CHL)

Reid Edmondson- Forward- 6'3'', 220lbs- Richmond, BC (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 5 Games, 0 Points

Last Team: Robert Morris University (NCAA D-1)

Jarred Mohr- Defenseman- 5'11'', 190lbs- Regina, SASK (5th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 59 Games, 10 Goals, 22 Assists, 32 Points, 66 PIM's

Last Team: BUCKS (CHL)

Joe Scali- Forward- 6'0'', 190lbs- Coquitlam, BC (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 34 Games, 3 Goals, 3 Assists, 6 Points, 32 PIM's

Last Team: Cornell University (NCAA D-1)

Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel- Defenseman- 6'1'', 190lbs- Aimens, France (7th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 64 Games, 9 Goals, 15 Assists, 24 Points, 101 PIM's

Last Team: BUCKS (CHL)

Kyle Searle- Defenseman- 5'10'', 215lbs- Newtonville, Ontario (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 28 Games, 1 Goal, 23 Assists, 24 Points

Last Team: York University (CIS)

Justin Styffe- Forward- 5'10'', 185lbs- Okanagan Falls, BC (3rd Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 35 Games, 7 Goals, 9 Assists, 15 Points, 107 PIM's

Last Team: BUCKS (CHL)

Matt Robinson- Forward- 6'1', 185lbs- Surrey, BC (5th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 63 Games, 31 Goals, 33 Assists, 64 Points

Last Team: Stockton Thunder (ECHL)

Torrie Jung- Goaltender- 6'1'', 175lbs- Nanaimo, BC (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 46 Games, 9-26-7 record, 3.51 G.A.A, .892 sv.% (WHL)

Last Team: Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)

Mark O'Leary- Forward- 5'10'', 200lbs- Owen Sound, ON (5th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 24 Games, 5 Goals, 5 Assists 10 Points

Last Team: BUCKS (CHL)

Chris Korchinski- Forward- 6'0, 190lbs- Rama, SASK (5th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 46 Games, 18 Goals, 12 Assists, 30 Points

Last Team: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)

Hans Benson- Forward- 6'0'', 215lbs- Menlo Park, CA, (7th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: (AHL/ECHL) 58 Games, 3 Goals, 11 Assists, 14 Points, 189 PIMS

Last Team: Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)

Misha Fisenko- Forward- 6'1, 200lbs- Magnitogorsk, Russia (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 55 Games, 12 Goals, 32 Assists, 44 Points

Last Team: Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Jared Jagow- Forward- 5'11, 195lbs- Rosetown, SASK (1st Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 28 Goals, 13 Assists, 41 Points

Last Team: University of Regina (CIS)

Jeff Bes- Forward- 6'1'', 190lbs- Tillsonburg, ON (19th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 19 Goals, 56 Assists, 75 Points

Last Team: BUCKS (CHL)

B.J Crum- Defenseman- 6'2'', 205lbs- Hampden, MA (4th Year Pro)

09-10 Stats: 62 Games, 1 Goal, 6 Assists, 7 Points, 73 PIM's

Last Team: Alaska Aces (ECHL)

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