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Walleye add veteran defenseman Bushee


TOLEDO, Ohio – Veteran Defensemen Kyle Bushee has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2015-16 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Bushee returns to North America after playing one season in Denmark posting 13 points (5g-8a) in 36 games for the Aalborg Pirates. Over his pro career, the 30-year-old has appeared in 401 ECHL games between Cincinnati, Johnstown, Wheeling and Elmira with 152 points (37g-115a).

The native of Otsego, Mich. posted a career-best 32 points (9g-23a) during the 2012-13 season while skating in 63 games for the Elmira Jackals. Bushee set a career best for assists with 24 during the 2010-11 season with the Wheeling Nailers. He has also skated in 22 games in the American Hockey League between seven different teams and has three points (1g-2a).

Prior to his pro career, the 6’1", 195-pound defenseman spent two seasons at Western Michigan University where he tallied eight assists in 63 total games. Bushee also spent two years at Canisius College where in 65 games he posted 31 points (9g-22a) and 89 penalty minutes.