As mentioned in previous articles, the Rush defensive corps was an area that needed to be upgraded in the offseason and that is something that they have done, by adding defenseman Jakob Doucet into the fold.
Doucet, played his minor lacrosse in BC with the New Westminster, and was able to help secure the defense. He is gritty and shows true determination in his play and his 74 penalty minutes in 2014 shows his toughness and ability to disrupt opposing offences. This should come as a breath of fresh air for goaltender Aaron Bold to have another solid d-man.
Not only are his defensive skills great but he was able in 2014 to add 16 goals and 4 assists in 27 games with the Salmonbellies showing he has the ability to push the ball in transition and score.
The Rush are one of the deepest teams in the league defensivley, especially on the left side. He falls in the depth chart under players such as Chris Corbeil and John Lintz.
While this move has gone under the radar, it does show the Champs are not complacent and are constantly wanting to be better. A quality that should make Saskatchewan Feel The Rush in the 2016 Season!