T-Wray moving to town

DARREN FRIESEN -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:52 AM ET

The Wray brothers are back under one roof.

Determined to have more of his players live in Calgary this season, Calgary Roughnecks general manager Kurt Silcott convinced all-star defender Taylor Wray to take up residence in the Stampede City.

No problem, according to Wray because even in a city where housing prices are sky high and rentals are hard to find, the door's always open at his older brother Devon's.

And Devon's happy to have him.

"It's great. Taylor and I have been so fortunate to be in the same spots and playing for the same teams," said Devon, who along with his brother signed new one-year deals with the Riggers yesterday.

"We're obviously pretty close and having him back in town is awesome."

Taylor is also happy to have his feet planted this year as well.

Based out of North Carolina last year, where he was finishing his master's in teaching, Taylor said from a physical standpoint, eliminating long travel days on game weekends should help his play.

"Flying back and forth definitely takes it's toll," said Taylor. "Being here for the team runs and every pre-season event and those kind of things will be great."

Silcott, who's responsible for spearheading the so-called Calgary movement this season, knows some players can't make the move but the more the merrier.

"He's a leader on this team and we got young guys running around and now they've got another guy locally that they can look up to," he said. "If they need advice during the week, they have another guy to call."


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