IceCaps recall Bushee, Marto
The St. John’s IceCaps recalled defencemen Kyle Bushee and Jake Marto from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and Colorado Eagles, respectively. Having lost defencemen Brett Festerling, Mark Flood, and Paul Postma to NHL affiliate Winnipeg, the IceCaps were in need of immediate help on the blueline.
Bushee, 26, spent the 2010-11 season with the Nailers and recorded a career high 31 points (7g, 24a) while registering 48 penalty minutes in 67 games. Bushee also played two games each for the Manitoba Moose and Portland Pirates of the AHL. In five games with the Nailers this season, Bushee has recorded one assist and two minutes in penalties.
Marto finished his four-year career at the University of North Dakota by posting a career high 19 points in 44 games in 2010-11. The 25-year-old rearguard has recorded three assists in seven games this season with the Eagles.