RiverKings add high-scoring Hosmer in trade with Knoxville

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today that the team has acquired forward Todd Hosmer from the Knoxville Ice Bears in exchange for forward Mark Pustin.

Hosmer, 28, joins the RiverKings for the second time in his professional career after beginning as a rookie in 2012. The 6-foot1, 215-pound forward had 12 goals and eight assists in 27 games with Knoxville. Prior to joining the Ice Bears this season, the Scarborough, Ontario native appeared in seven games with the ECHL's Wichita Thunder where he had three points. In 108 career SPHL games, Hosmer has 109 points (64G, 45A).

Pustin, 26, was in his first professional season with the RiverKings. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound forward had 11 goals and seven assists in 27 games with this season. The Northridge, California native joined the professional ranks after a two-year career at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire where he had 33 points (12G, 21A) in 43 games.

The RiverKings are back on Concorde Career College Ice at Landers Center on Friday, January 29 for 90s Night! All fans born in the 90s get in at half price while all fans in their 90s get in free with a valid ID at the box office. For more information, call 662-342-1755.

The RiverKings acquired forward Todd Hosmer from the Knoxville Ice Bears on Wednesday. Hosmer, 28, began his professional career with the RiverKings and played two seasons in the Mid-South before his call-up to ECHL Wichita. © John Coffin

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Posted by David Schmoll at 3:07 PM

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