RiverKings bolster blueline with Willmott's return

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today that defenseman Dean Willmott has been returned from loan to ECHL Brampton.

Willmott, 26, rejoins the RiverKings after playing in eight games in the ECHL with Missouri, Adirondack and Brampton, The 6-foot-3, 210-pound blueliner collected two assists and did not record a penalty minute. The Toronto, Ontario native had 15 points (3G, 12A) in 27 games prior to his call-up earlier this year.

Willmott will wear number 6 and will be in the lineup for the RiverKings as they take on the FireAntz in Fayetteville this weekend.

Dean Willmott (pictured) returns to the RiverKings for their playoff run after spending eight games split between three teams in the ECHL. Willmott, 26, had 15 points in 27 games with the RiverKings to start the season. © Mark Mathews

The RiverKings are back on home ice April 8 and 9 for their final home games of the regular season against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. Get tickets for both games starting at $10 per game by calling 662-342-1755 or visit riverkings.com for more information.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from the 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 David Schmoll at 2:40 PM

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