Bandits Make Flurry of Signings

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with transition players Kevin Brownell and Mitch Wilde, as well as defensemen Glen Bryan and Marty Hill.

Brownell returns for his third season with the Bandits this year. The former third-round pick amassed seven points (3+4) last season in 12 games played for Buffalo. He’s played in 19 games for the Bandits over the past two seasons and has recorded 15 points (5+10) while recovering 63 loose balls.

“Kevin had an up-and-down season last year but is coming off a terrific summer having been nominated as his team’s defensive player of the year,” Dietrich said. “We look forward to Kevin continuing his development this year with the Bandits.”

Entering his third year with the Bandits, Bryan recorded career-highs with seven points (1+6) and 72 loose balls last season. In 30 games over two seasons with the Bandits, he has 11 points (4+7) and has collected 139 loose balls.

Wilde is coming off a rookie season that saw him score 11 points (4+7) and collect 32 loose balls over 10 games. A second-round pick (15th overall) in 2013, Wilde led the Bandits in rookie scoring last year.

“Mitch was a big surprise for us last year in that he came along so quickly,” Dietrich said. “We believe he has the ability to turn into one of the top transition players in the game.”

Hill is back for his third season with Buffalo after spending all of the last two seasons on the physically unable to perform list.