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Mavs Add Rookie D-Man Ryan Cook

July 21, 2020 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

Defenseman Ryan Cook with Niagara University
Defenseman Ryan Cook with Niagara University
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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City Mavericks announced Tuesday the club has signed defenseman Ryan Cook to a Standard Player Contract (SPC) for the 2020-21 season.

Cook, a six-foot-three 220-pound native of Lancaster, New York joins KC after an impressive senior season with Niagara University. In 26 games with the Purple Eagles in his senior season, Cook had five points on three goals and two assists and a plus-four plus-minus rating.

"He is a rugged, tough and talented d-man with excellent size," Mavericks Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Tad O'Had said, "He can hit like a truck, has soft hands, a hard shot and is willing to challenge and make opponents' lives very difficult in the defensive zone. He was a great addition at Niagara University and we believe Cook possesses the abilities and character traits for an exciting professional career."

Before transferring to Niagara for his senior year, Cook spent three seasons at Merrimack College. In 73 games for Merrimack, Cook posted eight points on three goals and five assists.

The Kansas City Mavericks return to the ice this fall. The Mavericks will open the 2020-21 regular season against the Tulsa Oilers on Saturday, October 17 at 7:05 p.m. at Cable Dahmer Arena. Reserve your spot now with season tickets. Single game tickets will go on sale at a later date. To purchase season tickets, visit or call 816-252-7825.

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Defenseman Ryan Cook with Niagara University
Defenseman Ryan Cook with Niagara University


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