'Necks deal Dostie

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:00 AM ET

The Pitbull has a new dog run.

The Calgary Roughnecks dealt forward Kevin Dostie to the Buffalo Bandits yesterday in exchange for forward Jeff Shattler and a second-round pick in the 2007 draft.

The 5-ft. 6-in., 210-lb. Dostie -- nicknamed The Pitbull because of his stocky stature -- scored 18 goals and 38 points in 14 games for the Riggers last season, his third in a Calgary uniform. He had a career-high five goals and nine points in the club's 18-17 overtime playoff loss to Colorado.

Shattler was drafted in the first round, 10th overall, last season by Buffalo. He is currently fourth in scoring with 31 points in 10 games this summer playing on the Brampton Excelsiors of the Ontario summer senior A Major Lacrosse Series.

"This kid has the potential to be an absolute star in this league," said Calgary GM Kurt Silcott. "Kevin played very well for us but we felt getting Shattler and another pick was a good deal for us to make."

Shattler, a southpaw, will step into Dostie's position on the left crease.

The Riggers' provincial rivals -- the Edmonton Rush -- pulled the trigger on a massive trade yesterday.

The Rush bolstered its anemic offence, which scored a league-low 150 goals last season, acquiring forwards Dan Stroup, Chris Gill and Ryan O'Connor from the expansion Chicago Shamrox for Matt Giles, Jason Clark and a first-round pick in September's draft.


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