After a devastating loss in the Western division semifinals against the Colorado Mammoth, the Saskatchewan Rush are moving very swiftly and looking ahead to next season.
The Rush have already resigned defenseman Kyle Rubisch and defensive transition player Chris Corbiel. Both have been crucial to the Rush’s success over the past few seasons, helping to lead that defensive unit. Rubisch and Corbeil were
Rubisch was drafted by the Boston Blazers in the 2010 NLL draft and played one season in 2011 with Boston. He has been with the Rush since 2012, playing in Edmonton and Saskatchewan. The nine-year veteran is the NLL’s all-time leader in caused turnovers with 346 in his career. In addition, Rubisch has a career total of 71 points.
In a press release Rush head coach and GM Derek Keenan said, “He’s a foundation type player and we’ve been building our ‘D’ around him for a long time. It’s great to have him on board for another season.”
Corbiel, is a ten-year veteran and was drafted in the 2009 NLL draft by the Buffalo Bandits. The Rush acquired Corbiel prior to the 2012 season and he has been a key piece of their defense ever since. Through his career thus far, Corbiel has caused 205 caused turnovers and scooped up 1,008 loose balls. He also has a career total of 86 points as well.
“I think the signing of one of the great leaders in the game sends a clear message to our team and our fans going forward,” said Derek Keenan in a press release.
Rubisch and Corbiel are the first two of multiple expected signings this offseason with the Rush having multiple key players becoming unrestricted free agents this summer.