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Tysen Dowzak Returns To Kelowna

October 30, 2008 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kelowna Rockets News Release

Kelowna, BC: The Kelowna Rockets are pleased to announce that they have been informed by the New York Rangers that veteran defenseman Tysen Dowzak has been reassigned to their hockey club for his overage season.

Dowzak, a 20-year-old native of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, received a free agent try out with the New York Rangers. In seven preseason games with the Rangers, he scored one goal and one shootout game-winning goal, along with two penalty minutes and a plus-three rating.

The Rangers signed Dowzak to an entry level NHL contract.

He appeared in one game with the Rangers American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack this season where he debuted against the Springfield Falcons in which he was held scoreless with two penalty minutes.

Kelowna Rockets' President/General Manager Bruce Hamilton stated, "We're thrilled to get Tysen back, it was getting to be a desperate situation for us on the blue line. We finally caught a break of a player returning and Tysen brings back a wealth of experience and leadership to our dressing room."

Last season with the Kelowna Rockets, Dowzak registered 13 assists and 91 penalty minutes in 68 contests. He also dressed in five playoff games with the Texas Wildcatters registering four penalty minutes.

Dowzak was the Rockets sixth round Bantam draft pick in 2003.

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