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Team says Bryan Rufenach died

Updated: June 6, 2012, 12:19 AM ET
Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Toledo Walleye of the ECHL say defenseman Bryan Rufenach has died this week while traveling in Switzerland. He was 23.

No other information about Rufenach's death was available.

Rufenach was picked by the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round of the 2007 draft. He was signed to his first pro contract by the Walleye last year after four years at Clarkson University.

Walleye coach Nick Vitucci says the team's thoughts and prayers are with Rufenach's family. ...

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