The Kansas City Mavericks added some help on the blue line Thursday.
The Mavericks announced that they have signed defenseman Riley Sweeney, whose rights were acquired via trade with the Indy Fuel on Tuesday, in exchange for defenseman Alex Brooks.
Sweeney, 25, played in his first professional season last year, registering 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists) in 52 games between the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Fuel.
With Indy, Sweeney finished with 11 points and a plus-1 rating in 46 games to help guide the Fuel to the franchise’s first playoff berth.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound, right-handed defenseman played for Michigan Tech, skating in 157 games with the Huskies. Throughout his four seasons, the Vancouver, British Columbia, native tallied 38 points (4 goals, 34 assists) and 82 penalty minutes.
That gives the Mavericks three defensemen under contract for the 2018-19 season so far, joining Nate Widman and Neal Goff.
The Mavericks have also signed forwards Mark Cooper, Rocco Carzo, Jared VanWormer, Corey Durocher, Darian Dziurzynski and Greg Betzold.
Goaltenders Tyler Parsons and Mason McDonald remain under contract with the Calgary Flames, the NHL parent team, and forward Mike McMurtry has signed with the American Hockey League affiliate Stockton Heat.