RUSH DEALS SELLER TO ROUGHNECKS
Calgary picks up former All-Star; Edmonton signs Bonterre
The Calgary Roughnecks acquired transition player Chris Seller from the Edmonton Rush on Wednesday in exchange for their third round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft. The eight-year veteran is a former All-Star, representing the West in 2005, and was a member of the Canadian National Team which won gold in 2006.
Seller has 53 goals, 61 assists and 549 loose balls in 116 career games. Since he was acquired by the Rush this offseason, he had just one assist and three loose balls in two starts.
"Chris is a great lacrosse player," said Roughnecks GM Kurt Silcott. "I'm really not sure what went wrong [for Chris in Edmonton, I guess he just didn't fit into their system and defensive philosophy."
Silcott added, "We anticipate that it will take a bit of time for him to adjust to our system but it really does suit his style of play. We are looking forward to adding him to the mix here in Calgary as soon as he understands our defense and is ready to go."
Edmonton signed former Buffalo defenseman Troy Bonterre to fill Seller's spot on the roster. Bonterre has recorded 97 loose balls and 192 penalty minutes in 44 career games.