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RiverKings announce Mantha's return, Bradshaw to ECHL

SOUTHAVEN, Miss - Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today that forward Devin Mantha has returned to the RiverKings. Additionally, forward Cullen Bradshaw has been loaned to ECHL Adirondack.

Mantha, 27, returns to the team after playing 25 games for the ECHL Fort Wayne Komets. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward joined Fort Wayne in December of 2016 and tallied six points (2G, 4A) for the team. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native played 13 games and earned nine points (4G, 5A) with the RiverKings prior to his call-up. The fourth year pro holds the RiverKings SPHL-era record for the most points (26) scored by a rookie in a season (2013-2014). 

Bradshaw. 26, recently spent time with the Adirondack Thunder in January and saw action in three games, including the ECHL All-Star game where he recorded an assist. During his 2016-2017 season with the RiverKings, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound center led the team with 31 points (10G, 21A) in 34 games. The Medicine Hat, Alberta native has played 58 games for the RiverKings in his career while ammassing 24 goals and 42 assists. 

The RiverKings also announced the signing of forward John Scully. Scully, 24, previously played 29 games this season for FHL Port Huron Prowlers and Danbury Titans while earning 19 points (10G,9A) between both teams. 


The Mississippi RiverKings announce that forward Devin Mantha will return to the team while center Cullen Bradshaw will join the ECHL Adirondack Thunder in a call-up © Kori LaVire

The RiverKings travel to Evansville for a game on Friday at 7:15 p.m. The RiverKings return home on President's Day, February 20 for a contest against the Columbus Cottonmouths at 3:00. For details and ticket information, visit RiverKings.com or call 662-342-1755

About the Mississippi RiverKings
The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662-342-1755 or visit RiverKings.com.

 

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 11:24 AM

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