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Cook Signs with Kansas City Mavericks

Former Merrimack College defenseman Ryan Cook has signed his first professional contract, agreeing to terms with the Kansas City Mavericks in the ECHL for the 2020-21 season.

After three seasons with the Warriors, Cook transferred to Niagara for his senior season. In 26 games with the Purple Eagles last year, Cook had five points on three goals and two assists and a plus-four plus-minus rating.

“He is a rugged, tough and talented d-man with excellent size,” Mavericks Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Tad O’Had said, “He can hit like a truck, has soft hands, a hard shot and is willing to challenge and make opponents’ lives very difficult in the defensive zone. He was a great addition at Niagara University and we believe Cook possesses the abilities and character traits for an exciting professional career.”

Cook spent three seasons at Merrimack College. In 73 games for Merrimack, Cook posted eight points on three goals and five assists.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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