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Mavericks Trade for AHL Defenseman

August 6, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

INDEPENDENCE, MO (August 6, 2015) - The Missouri Mavericks announced Thursday afternoon that the team has acquired the ECHL rights to defenseman Bryce Aneloski in a trade with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL). Aneloski signed an American Hockey League (AHL) contract with the Missouri Mavericks AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, earlier this off-season.

The rights to forwards Lindsay Sparks and Tyler Currier were a part of the trade completion between Missouri and Orlando.

"Bryce is a talented defenseman who has proven he can play at this level and in the American Hockey League," said Richard Matvichuk, Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations for the Missouri Mavericks. "I remember speaking to his coach at University of Nebraska-Omaha back in 2013, and chasing after Bryce to get him to Allen for the playoffs that year; ever since then I've been a fan of his."

"His ECHL stats speak for themselves, and I know we're on the same page when it comes to the ultimate goal of spending as much time as he can in the AHL, and hopefully the NHL someday. It's a real bonus for us to have acquired his rights; Bryce is a kid with great character who we know our fans will love if he spends any time here with the Mavs this season."

Bryce Aneloski played majority of his 2014-15 season with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL), while also spending time with the Providence Bruins (AHL) and the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Through fifty-eight games with the Solar Bears, the 6'2" 198lb defenseman notched twenty-seven (27) points (9G, 18A). The twenty-five year old Pekin, Illinois native was a seventh round (196th overall) selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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Defenseman Bryce Aneloski with the Orlando Solar Bears
Defenseman Bryce Aneloski with the Orlando Solar Bears

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