Monday, September 01, 2008

Rangers acquire tough Deur from Brown Bears

The Marquette Rangers continued their preparations for the upcoming North American Hockey League season with the acquisition of Scott Deur from the Kenai River Brown Bears of the NAHL West Division.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound forward from downstate Big Rapids finished the 2007-08 NAHL season with six goals and 10 assists and a -2 plus/minus rating in 48 games for Kenai River.

“Scott will add a dimension to this team that we really didn’t have,” said Rangers head coach Kenny Miller. “He’s tough, hard-nosed and gives us a strong physical presence on the ice which is an area we needed to improve on if we were to be successful this year. Scott can play that physical game, but is also capable of adding to our offense as the season goes along. He’s a well-rounded hockey player who we feel will fit right in with the players already on our roster.”

Miller added that Deur’s style of play is one the fans will notice right away.

“Scott will no doubt be appreciated by the fans this year," said Miller. "He works hard, he leads by example, he makes things happen and he’s the kind of guy you know is on the ice when he takes his shift. We’re confident he’ll be a great addition to the Rangers and to what we’re trying to accomplish this season.”

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