Jay Feaster moves fast.
Earlier this afternoon, the Tampa GM told Bolt Prospects that [url=justin-keller]Justin Keller
[/url] of the Kelowna Rockets was close to signing a contract, which could come "this week." According to a Tampa Tribune report, Keller signed with Tampa late this afternoon.
As Feaster has stated previously, no signing can be announced until all the proper paper work has been received.
Feaster called Keller a "pure goal scorer" while saying this addition gives much-needed goal-scoring depth to the organization.
Keller, an eighth round pick of the Bolts in 2003, was the hero of the 2003 Memorial Cup, scoring the game winning goal for Kelowna in a 2-1 win over fellow Bolt prospect Doug O'Brien
and Gatineau. He scored 51 goals this year for the Rockets and was runner up for WHL MVP. In addition to his goal-scoring prowess, Keller is regarded as a high character leader with a strong work ethic.
Congratulations to Justin on earning his first professional contract.