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Jets re-assign Bushee & Marto from ECHL to St. John's

by Staff Writer / Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets announce today they have re-assigned defencemen Kyle Bushee and Jake Marto from their current ECHL teams to Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate St. John’s IceCaps.

Bushee joins the IceCaps after playing five games with the Wheeling Nailers where he’s recorded one assist and two penalty minutes this season. In 2010-11, the native of Otsego, MI played 67 games with Wheeling where he compiled 31 points (7g, 24a) and 48 penalty minutes. Bushee also played four AHL games last season, appearing in two games with the Portland Pirates and another two games with the Manitoba Moose. In his pro career, Bushee has played in 221 ECHL games with Wheeling, Johnstown and Cincinnati. In the ECHL, he’s collected 73 points (17g, 56a) and 146 penalty minutes.

Marto began his first pro season with the Jets’ ECHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles. Through seven games with the Eagles, Marto has three assists and two penalty minutes. In 2010-11, the Grand Forks, ND native finished his fourth season with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Marto recorded 62 points (21g, 41a) and 48 penalty minutes in 157 games in his collegiate career with the University of North Dakota.

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