News | 8/18/2011 4:22:20 PM | Bandits.com
Bandits also sign forward Purves to a one-year contract
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the team has signed forward Tracey Kelusky to a two-year contract, pending league approval.
“I’m pumped to be back in Buffalo,” Kelusky said. “There’s nothing better than ‘Banditland.’”
Kelusky (9/9/1975, 5’8”, 180 lbs.) joined the Bandits last year after a trade that brought the 11-year veteran to Buffalo in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft.
A native of Peterborough, Ont., Kelusky recorded his 700th career point as part of a seven-point night against the Philadelphia Wings last season. In his first season as a Bandit, Kelusky ranked third among Bandits runners in goals (21), assists (33) and points (54).
Adding 54 points to his career totals moved Kelusky past Paul Gait on the NLL all-time point scoring list, where he now ranks 12th in league history with 738 career points. Kelusky’s 345 goals rank him 10th all-time in NLL history. Kelusky has 65 points (36+29) in 15 career playoff games.
“I’m looking forward to helping the Bandits get back on top where we belong after we let one slip away last season,” Kelusky said. “I love the character in the Bandits’ dressing room and I know all of the guys feel the same way. We’ll be hungry.”
The Bandits also announced that they have signed forward Jimmy Purves to a one-year contract. Purves appeared in one game for the Bandits in 2011, making his NLL debut against the Minnesota Swarm on Feb. 4.