Nunn, Ruegsegger returning to Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Aces have re-signed forwards Garry Nunn and Tyler Ruegsegger for the 2012-13 season, Head Coach Rob Murray announced on Thursday. 


Nunn, 22, has spent his entire pro career with the Aces. Since joining the club as an amateur at the end of the 2009-10 season, he has played in 149 regular season games and 18 playoff games. Overall, the 5’9", 175 lbs. Victoria, British Columbia native has amassed 80 points (27g-53a) in the regular season and eight points (2g-6a) in the postseason. Last year, in his second full season, Nunn posted career high numbers in goals (15), assists (29) and points (44) in 67 games. He added two goals and three assists in ten playoff games as the team’s fourth leading postseason scorer.  


When the upcoming season begins, Nunn will have spanned over four Alaska seasons, which currently makes him the most tenured Aces player under contract for the 2012-13 campaign. Twice a 27-goal scorer in juniors, Nunn has increased his goals, assists, and points each year so far with Alaska. He has also appeared in 139 of 144 regular season games over the last two years. Prior to turning pro, he played his junior hockey in the WHL and BCHL.  


Ruegsegger, 24, returns to Alaska after an impressive season and a half with the Aces. A late-season acquisition from the Utah Grizzlies in 2011, the 6’0", 200 lbs. Lakewood, Colo. native became an instrumental part of Alaska’s 2011 Kelly Cup Championship. He has made the most of his time with the Aces, earning three separate American Hockey League call-ups.  


Ruegsegger finished the 2010-11 regular season in Abbotsford of the AHL before returning to rejoin the Aces in the playoffs. Last year he earned a December call-up to Bridgeport, and then later a late season call-up to Abbotsford once again. He skated in 47 games with the Aces and had 25 points (13g-12a) last year. He got off to a tremendous start with 15 points (8g-7a) in 22 games before his first trip to the AHL. Over all he has 40 points (22g-18a) in 70 games with the Aces and 59 points (30g-29a) in 125 professional games. He had four goals and four assists in 13 playoff games in 2011.