Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bussell back with Marquette, again

Former Marquette Rangers forward Josh Bussell is coming home.

After being traded to Motor City in October of 2008, Bussell became available and has been offered a spot back on the Marquette roster. He should be in the lineup this weekend as the team travels to Wyandotte for games this weekend against the Metal Jackets.

“We’re excited to have Josh back in our lineup,” Rangers head coach Kenny Miller said. “He always played well in Lakeview, was a bit of a crowd favorite, and can do a lot offensively when given the chance. We’re confident he’ll once again be a strong presence in our division.”

Bussell, 20, was the Rangers' second-leading scorer during his rookie season in 2007 with 44 points (22g, 22a) on the season, and was leading the team in scoring in 2008 when the trade was made to bolster the Rangers' defensive unit. That trade brought Reed Rushing to Marquette, and Rushing later signed with Bowling Green for this season.

Bussell also spent time last season with Mahoning Valley before that organization moved to the United States Hockey League. He began the season with the Texas Tornado before returning to Marquette.

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