The Calgary Roughnecks today announced that they have come to terms with and signed forwards Kaleb Toth and Tracey Kelusky to contracts for the 2002-2003 National Lacrosse League season.
Toth, a Calgary native, was acquired prior to the Roughnecks inaugural season from the Toronto Rock in exchange for Blaine Manning and the Roughnecks First Round Pick in the 2002 NLL Entry Draft. He went on to be the lone Roughnecks representative on the National Lacrosse League All-Star Team and led the Roughnecks in scoring finishing the campaign with 38 goals, 41 assists for 79 points.
Acquired by the Roughnecks with the first overall pick of the Montreal Express Dispersal Draft, Kelusky was the first overall pick in the 2000-2001 NLL Entry Draft and was named the 2001 NLL Rookie of the Year. Last season with Montreal he was named Inside Lacrosse Magazine's 2002 NLL Most Valuable Player finishing sixth in NLL scoring with 44 goals, 50 assists for 94 points.
'By resigning Kaleb and with the addition of Tracey the Roughnecks will have one of the most talented front ends in the league,' said Roughnecks President and General Manager, Brad Banister. 'Combine that with the upgrading we have done on defense, and Roughnecks fans should have much to cheer about this season,' added Banister.
The Roughnecks will open the 2002-2003 NLL season on the road Saturday, December 28 in Ottawa then return to the Pengrowth Saddledome to open the home portion of the schedule on Sunday, January 12 against the New Jersey Storm.
Contact the Roughnecks ticket office at (403) 294-9244 to ensure your seats for another exciting season of Calgary Roughnecks lacrosse.