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Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced today that the team has signed veteran winger Cody Dion to a professional tryout agreement for their 2019 training camp. Additionally, the Rivermen traded goaltender Stephen Klein’s SPHL rights to Roanoke for future considerations and released veteran winger Mike Gurtler in order to clear veteran space.


Dion, 29, returns to Peoria after spending the 2018-19 season with Roanoke, netting 17 goals and 10 assists in 46 regular-season outings, adding four goals and a helper in five playoff games.


Before joining the Dawgs, Dion spent parts of three seasons with the Rivermen from 2016-18. During his first run with Peoria, Dion totaled 43 goals and 32 assists in 102 regular-season games and eight goals and three assists in 20 playoff games, helping the Rivermen to three straight President’s Cup Finals berths. In the 2016-17 season with the Rivermen Dion netted a career-high 24 goals, 39 points, and +11 rating and paced the Rivermen with six game-winning tallies.


To read more, visit the Peoria Rivermen website here.