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Missouri Mavericks announce three roster transactions

Missouri Mavericks forward Darren Nowick (left) played defense against Allen Americans left wing Greger Hanson during the third period of their ECHL Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on April 30, 2016, at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The Mavericks won the game, 5-2.
Missouri Mavericks forward Darren Nowick (left) played defense against Allen Americans left wing Greger Hanson during the third period of their ECHL Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on April 30, 2016, at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The Mavericks won the game, 5-2. Special to The Star

The Missouri Mavericks on Wednesday announed three transactions on their roster.

The hockey team has agreed to terms with rookie forward Darren Nowick and rookie defenseman Kevin Tansey on standard player contracts for the 2016-17 season. The Mavericks also have signed Yuri Terao to a tryout agreement.

Nowick, 24, recorded 10 points last season with four goals and six assists for the Mavericks.

Tansey, 23, comes to the Mavericks from the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators, where he had nine penalty minutes in 11 games.

“Darren showed a lot when he was with us last year. He hunts the puck well, plays with a lot of speed and works very hard so it will be exciting to see how he develops. And Kevin is a big, physical defenseman who can clear the front of the net. He has the potential to be a real steady defender for us,” Mavericks head coach John-Scott Dickson said in a press release.

Terao, meanwhile, is 21 years old and ranked second in goals (18) and fourth in points (40) for the USHL’s Waterloo Blackhawks.

In addition to Nowick, Tansey and Terao, other members of the Mavericks’ preseason roster are Andrew Courtney, Bryce Aneloski and Dan Correale.

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