MissouriMavericks2016

Mavericks build depth at forward

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Missouri Mavericks announced that they have agreed to terms with forwards Reed Seckel and Radoslav Illo on standard player contracts for the 2016-17 season.

The Mavericks are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders and the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Seckel, a second-year pro, came to the Mavericks last season on Dec. 15 in a trade with the Indy Fuel. With Missouri he notched 21 points (8g-13a) and 56 penalty minutes in 46 games. Seckel also chipped in a pair of goals in seven Kelly Cup Playoffs games.

From 2010-15 Seckel skated for Northern Michigan University. Over 148 games with the Wildcats, Seckel collected 87 points (41g-46a) and 345 penalty minutes. He led NMU in goals during the 2012-13 season with 13 and was second on the 2013-14 squad with 12.

The Mavericks acquired the rights to Illo from the Idaho Steelheads on June 13 to complete the future considerations portion of the trade that sent Torin Syndeman to Idaho. He comes to the Mavericks for his third season as a pro. Last season, Illo totaled 13 points (6g-7a) over 37 games with time split between Tulsa, Norfolk and Idaho. A fifth-round pick (136th overall) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Illo spent his rookie season with MHC Martin in his native Slovakia.