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Zuhlsdorf Named Captain of 2015-16 Musketeers

By SCM Staff, 06/17/15, 3:15PM CDT


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 17, 2016


Sioux City, Iowa – The Musketeers are pleased to announce that veteran defenseman Ryan Zuhlsdorf will wear the Captain’s “C” for the 2015-2016 season.  Returning defenseman Jacob Wilson and forward Jake Durflinger will be the Alternate Captains.

Zuhlsdorf played in 56 games for Sioux City during the 2014-15 campaign, scoring 3 goals and 19 assists for 22 points.  He led all defensemen in the USHL with a plus/minus rating of +25, tying teammate Adam Johnson for 3rd overall among all skaters.  He played in all five playoff games during the2015 Clark Cup Playoffs, assisting on 2 goals during his first trip to the post season in Sioux City.  The University of Minnesota recruit was named to the 2014-15 USHL All-Rookie First Team during post season honors this spring.

Zuhlsdorf takes the reigns as Captain from outgoing defenseman Neal Pionk, who saw his squad earn Bronze at the Junior Club World Cup in Ufa, Russia last August, and capture the USHL’s Western Conference Regular Season Championship in April. The second year defenseman from Edina, Minnesota was drafted by the Musketeers in Phase 1 of the 2013 USHL Draft in the 6th round with the 79th overall pick.

Defenseman Jacob Wilson joins Zuhlsdorf on the 2015-16 roster as an Alternate Captain.  Wilson played in 55 games last season, scoring 3 goals and 12 assists for 15 points while going +17 in plus/minus.

Rounding out the trio of captains for 2015-16 is forward Jake Durflinger, who returns for his second season in Sioux City. In 58 games last season, the top returning forward put in 7 goals and assisted on 15 red lighters for 22 total points.  He led the team in penalty minutes with 208. His 3 power play goals are the most of any returning player for the upcoming season.

The Musketeers wrap up their annual tryout camp tomorrow with the second of two All Star Games, set to begin at 8:30am at the IBP Ice Center.

The annual Orientation Camp will take place in Villars, Switzerland on August 3-10th, 2015.


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