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Seattle announced today that Mark Burton has signed a two-year contract to play with the Rainmakers.
After playing the inaugural MLU season with the Rainmakers in 2013, he signed with the Stags in 2014 and now returns to Seattle. Over his two seasons with the MLU Burton has become known for his strong play on both sides of the disc with great offensive and defensive plays.
“I enjoyed playing in a different atmosphere and to be a part of something special that happened in Portland last year, but plain and simple, I missed playing for the 206,” said Burton. “I coach in Seattle at Northwest School and missed playing for the youth and fans. Seattle also has an unique style of offense and I love playing in it.”
It is no surprise that Burton is gladly accepted back onto the team. Burton was relatively unknown to the ultimate scene before joining with the 2013 Rainmakers where he became a late-season breakout star. With his strong cutting and throwing abilities he was able to rack up 28 goals and 18 assists in his first season. In the following season with the Stags Burton continued this trend with 32 goals and 18 assists.
Burton joins fellow former Stag Khalif El-Salaam in signing a multi-year contract with the Rainmakers, ensuring that the Seattle offensive line will field a strong core of weapons capable of generating significant points.
“I signed a two year deal because I felt it was a comfortable deal where I am at in my life,” say Burton. “To have this year where I think we can go to the MLU Championship and hopefully repeat next year sounded good to me. Who knows what the future holds, but I am just excited to follow along the path that leads in front of me.”