Friday, September 24, 2010

Roughnecks trade Wray to Rush

The Calgary Roughnecks have traded long time Roughneck Devan Wray to the Edmonton Rush for a sixth round pick in the 2011 draft.
Wray was acquired by Calgary in 2003 from Vancouver for a first round pick. President and General Manager, Brad Banister expresses, “It is a sad day for the Roughnecks as Devan has been with us for a long time. He has always been a tireless work horse and a great leader for the team, on and off the floor.”

"It came to the point where he wasn’t going to get a whole bunch of playing time with us, due to the addition of Geoff Snider and still having Nolan Heavenor in the line-up. We really wanted Devan to stay within the organization, but he still wishes to continue his playing career.”
Wray stacked up 41 loose balls last season, but saw his playing time decrease. “We would have loved to have had him aboard the coaching staff, but realistically he is going to be a great addition for Edmonton, as he was born and raised there. It will be nice for him to go back to his roots and play professional lacrosse in Edmonton and we wish him all the best.”

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