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Mavericks Sign Tanner Fritz

June 24, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

INDEPENDENCE, MO (June 24, 2015) - The Missouri Mavericks announced Wednesday afternoon that they have signed forward Tanner Fritz to a standard player contract for the 2015-16 ECHL season.

"Tanner is a great all-around player who had an impressive college career and is ready to turn the page and begin his professional career," said Richard Matvichuk, Missouri Mavericks Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations. "He averaged a point per game while at Ohio State University and we are very happy to have him in the lineup."

The twenty-three year old Grande Prairie, Alberta native spent the past four seasons at Ohio State University, putting up eleven (11) goals, and sixteen (16) assists through thirty-six (36) games this past season with the Big Ten university. A natural leader, Fritz served as captain of his team during the 2014-15 season, wore the "A" during his 2013-14 season with the Buckeyes, and was awarded the 2014 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the hockey team. Fritz averaged twenty-eight (28) points in his previous four (4) regular seasons through 142 games.

"I am very excited for this opportunity," said Tanner Fritz "and I look forward to the next chapter of my career with the Missouri Mavericks."

The Mavericks begin their 2015-16 campaign on the road in Anchorage, Alaska for their first-ever matchup against the Alaska Aces. Fans interested in making the trip north with the Mavs can contact Mary House with our partners at Cruise Planners at or 816-796-9400 for a special Mavs travel package!

The Mavericks will play longtime rival, the Wichita Thunder, in their home-opener on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Independence Events Center. Season Tickets and Group Tickets are on sale now! Call the Missouri Mavericks at 816-252-7825 to speak with a ticket representative.

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Forward Tanner Fritz with Ohio State University
Forward Tanner Fritz with Ohio State University

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