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Published: Friday, 7/20/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Walleye captain, Kyle Rogers, will return for the 2012-13 season

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The Toledo Walleye's captain will return for the 2012-13 season.

Veteran forward Kyle Rogers re-signed with the Toledo Walleye today.

Toledo Walleye forward Kyle Rogers will be back for the 2012-13 season. Toledo Walleye forward Kyle Rogers will be back for the 2012-13 season.
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Rogers, 27, ranked second on the team in scoring last season. He scored 20 goals and dished out 24 assists.

Walleye coach Nick Vitucci named Rogers captain just prior to the season opener last October. Vitucci called Rogers a tremendous leader and an important part of the team going forward.

Know for playing with an edge, Rogers has appeared in 284 professional games. This will be Rogers' third full season in Toledo.

“I’m ready to get this season underway and play again in front of the great Walleye fans,” Rogers said.

Rogers and rookie Joey Martin had a friendly rivalry as they exchanged the team lead in scoring throughout last season. Rogers was a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster season that saw Toledo miss the playoffs with a 28-38-6 record.

“Last season was a disappointment that we didn’t make the playoffs, and I am going to do my best to make sure we get there this time around,” Rogers said. “I have really enjoyed playing for the coaching staff here in Toledo. I know the team will be ready to go in October.”

The season opener in Oct. 13 against Kalamazoo at the Huntington Center.



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