Thursday, June 29, 2006

Van Drunen re-ups with Muskegon

All-Star defenseman Dave Van Drunen has re-signed with the Muskegon Fury for the upcoming 2006-2007 season.

Van Drunen posted seven goals and 31 points last year with 195 penalty minutes and a +37 rating. For a second consecutive season, he captured two top Fury team awards in the Discovery Ford/Best Defenseman Award and the Fury Best Plus Player Award.

"We have begun the process of building our team with the signings last week of one of the premiere offensive talents in the league in Todd Robinson and today with the announcement of one of the top defensemen in Dave Van Drunen," Fury head coach Todd Nelson said. "‘Vandy’ has been the real staple of our defense in his first two years with us. He brings our team outstanding qualities as experience, grit, skill and strong leadership."

"I’m looking forward to my third year in Muskegon," added Van Drunen. "In the new season, we want to rebound from last season’s somewhat disappointing finish. It certainly should provide us with excellent motivation. We are fortunate to have a great coach who has demonstrated that he has a lot of faith in me and I really appreciate that. My family and I are looking ahead to being a part of a really strong organization and seeing all of the great Fury fans with the coming of the new season."


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