The Saskatchewan Rush continue to make moves to solidify their roster for another run at the NLL Cup.
The Rush signed fan favourite and transition player Jeremy Thompson as well as backup goalie Tyler Carlson to one-year contracts on Thursday.
Thompson has been a key part of the Rush dynasty. He's coming off a 2018 season that saw him place second in the NLL with 164 loose ball scoops, which pushed him over the 1,000 mark for his career at 1,066.
"Jeremy is very capable of playing on offence because of the skill that he has, but he has become so valuable to us between the lines and on face-offs, and he has become a very good defensive player," said Rush general manager/head coach Derek Keenan.
Thompson finished last year with six goals and nine assists. He was also fourth in the league with 234 face-off wins.
This will be Thompson's eighth pro season.
Carlson is also heading into his eighth season in the NLL. He's registered one win in each of the last four seasons for the Rush, posting a 39-save win over Vancouver in 2018.
During his career, Carlson has a 15-18 record, 11.67 goals against average and 0.746 save percentage.
The Rush also swung a trade on Thursday to acquire veteran transition Travis Cornwall, who is the older brother of current Rush transition Jeff Cornwall. Saskatchewan sent a 2020 second-round pick to the Vancouver Warriors in exchange for Cornwall.
"Travis provides us with a much-needed presence as a player who has a good amount of experience and terrific athletic attributes," said Keenan.
Cornwall picked up four goals, eight points, 32 loose ball scoops and nine turnovers caused for Vancouver last season.
The Rush close out their training camp this weekend in Saskatoon, as they host the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday at SaskTel Centre in their final exhibition game.