Mavericks Welcome Root, Holmstrom and Finn Back to Missouri
INDEPENDENCE, MO - The Missouri Mavericks announced Monday morning that familiar faces Jesse Root, Josh Holmstrom, and Matt Finn, have been reassigned to the Missouri Mavericks by the New York Islanders-the Mavericks' National Hockey League (NHL) affiliate.
Veteran defenseman Patrick Cullity, has been signed to a professional try out (PTO) with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL) and rookie forwards Carter Verhaeghe and Colin Markison have been recalled from loan to the Sound Tigers.
Root was re-assigned to the Sound Tigers in early December, at the time holding the title of leading goal-scorer for the Missouri Mavericks and one of the top scorers in the ECHL. He was awarded the title of CCM/ECHL Player of the Month for November. Through 7 games in Bridgeport, Root notched 1 assist.
Holmstrom was recalled to the Sound Tigers a week following teammate Root to play alongside brother Ben Holmstrom. Holmstrom returns to Missouri with 5 goals and 8 assists through 23 games in a Mavericks' sweater this season. Through 6 games with the Sound Tigers, Holmstrom was credited with 1 assist.
Defenseman Matt Finn has made only one appearance with the Mavs this season, scoring 1 goal for Missouri during their home game against the Wichita Thunder on November 7th. In 18 games with the Sound Tigers, Finn scored 1 goal and 2 assists.
The Missouri Mavericks are on the road for the next two weeks before they return home to Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Friday, Jan. 22nd. Fans are encouraged to catch all the Mavericks hockey action at one of the Mavs' three Official Watch Party Destinations: Rock & Brews- Overland Park, The Blue Line, and Drumm Farm Golf Club.
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