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Published: Tuesday, 6/21/2011

Walleye get two players in Spratt deal

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Toledo Walleye goalie Jimmy Spratt makes a save in a January, 2011, game against the Cincinnati Cyclones at the Huntington Center. Toledo Walleye goalie Jimmy Spratt makes a save in a January, 2011, game against the Cincinnati Cyclones at the Huntington Center.
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The Toledo Walleye acquired forward Rick Cleaver and defenseman Ryan Turek for compensation in the trade of goalie Jimmy Spratt to Victoria.

Cleaver brings plenty of experience to the Walleye. Last season with Victoria, Cleaver, the Port McNeill, British Columbia native scored 22 goals with 14 assists in 64 games. The year prior, he scored 32 goals with 38 assists for the Kalamazoo Wings. The 27-year-old played in the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game.

Turek is a native of Southfield, Mich., and has appeared in 148 ECHL contests over three seasons with Alaska and Victoria. Last season, he set new career-highs with 11 goals and 22 assists. The 23-year-old played his college hockey at Michigan State University, where he appeared in 80 games over three seasons.



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