Hat Tricks add Dyrssen, Tuma to roster

by Casey Bryant

The Danbury Hat Tricks have added two more players to their roster, signing forward Casper Dyrssen and defenseman Martin Tuma to the team.

Dyrssen graduated as captain of the Manhattanville Valiants Division III hockey team, where he posted 20 points in 29 games his senior season. The Åkersberga, Sweden native most recently played with the Fayetteville Marksmen in the SPHL.

Tuma comes to the Hat Tricks with an impressive veteran resume. A former 2003 5th-round pick by the Florida Panthers in the NHL draft, Tuma spent several years in the ECHL and AHL before playing professionally in the Czech Republic. Most recently, he played with the Danbury Titans in 2015-16 as part of a defensive core that led the Titans to the Commissioner's Cup Final. 

"These guys bring a great energy to the team," head coach and general manager Billy McCreary commented. "Dyrssen is a skilled player up front, someone we feel can play a strong 200-foot game. Tuma, his resumé speaks for itself. He'll be a great veteran presence on the blueline, which fills a big need for us."

Dyrssen is expected to play this weekend in this weekend's tilt with the Elmira Enforcers. Tuma will not be in the lineup Friday night and his status for Saturday is uncertain.

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