The Las Vegas Wranglers continue to shore up their blue line presence, on Tuesday announcing minutes-eating defenseman Charlie Cook is returning for the 2013-14 season.
Cook, returning for his second season with the Wranglers, notched six goals and 25 assists last season and served as an alternate captain.
Prior to appearing with the Wranglers, Cook spent five seasons overseas, playing in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Finland and the Czech Republic.
"Charlie is a guy who has played in some of the best leagues in the world, and he's the only player we had last year who played in every single game," Wranglers head coach and general manager Mike Madill said. "On top of that, he played a lot of minutes, and always played very well and very hard. He is a valuable asset to our club, and another leader who is a true professional on and off the ice."
"It's a privilege to put on the Wranglers jersey again, and I'm excited to spend this season playing in a great city with a faithful fan base," Cook said. "We have a solid core of players returning who I know want to win night in and night out."
Cook, 5'11" and 187 pounds, hails from Port Huron, MI, and appeared with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League, helping them to the Calder Cup in 2005.
The blueliner is a Cornell grad who collected 16 goals and 54 assists with the Big Red.