RoadRunners move Busdeker on to OHL

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Topeka RoadRunners announced recently that forward D.J. Busdeker has been added to the roster of the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit.
Busdeker, who played in the RoadRunners’ first 12 games and scored 13 points, had been out with a knee injury for the past five weeks.
“We had a request from the family that he be moved to the Saginaw franchise, and we were able to make that happen,” said Topeka GM Joe Clark. “We understand that it’s closer to home, and the OHL is an outstanding league. We are happy for DJ and wish him nothing but the best of luck with his new team.”
The move to a major junior team means that Busdeker’s NCAA eligibility will be eliminated.
“While our goal is to move players up and on to the NCAA, it’s also a goal of ours to see players simply move up and on,” said Clark. “The OHL is a step up, and he is certainly not the first RoadRunner to advance to the OHL.”
Most recently, Topeka goaltender Tyler Johnson de-committed from the University of Maine and signed a contract with the London Knights. Johnson is currently 5-1 with the Knights in a backup role to Tyler Parsons, a 2nd-round pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2015 NHL draft.