Rush GM reloads

JASON HILLS, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:39 AM ET

Edmonton Rush GM Bob Hamley has made several personnel changes over the past three years, but yesterday he signed some familiar faces to long-term contract extensions.

Leading scorer Mike Hominuck, along with Steve Hutchins and Cam Bergman are back in the fold.

"I've prided myself in bringing quality guys into the dressing room, and that's exactly what these guys bring to the table," said Hamley.

Hominuck came to the Rush last season in a midseason trade with the Minnesota Swarm. He made an immediate impact in the scoring department and finished the season as the Rush's leading scorer with 21 goals and 54 points.

He scored 16 goals and 17 assists in just nine games with Edmonton.

"We were the lowest scoring team in the NLL last year and having a full season with Mike and Lindsay Plunkett and the addition of a guy like Andy Secore, we're going to be much improved in that area," said Hamley.

Bergman is a three-year veteran of the Rush. "He's got speed that you just can't teach, and we are really going to use that to our advantage this year," said Hamley.

Hutchins played a small role with the Rush as a rookie last season, but the 21-year-old impressed Hamley by notching nine points in just six games.

"Last year was the first time he's really played against men, and he proved he can play," said Hamley. "We monitored the way he played over the summer, and we are excited to see what he can bring."

It's been an busy offseason for Hamley as he continues to make many changes.

"Our 4-12 record (last season) is just unacceptable and it won't be accepted this year."


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