“It is great to have Mike back and especially on a three-year deal,” Rush general manager and head coach Derek Keenan said Thursday in a press release.
“He’s an integral part of our team and will continue to grow into a bigger role.”
The six-foot-two, 220-pound British Columbia native was selected third overall by Saskatchewan in the 2016 NLL Entry Draft.
Messenger was recognized by the league in his rookie season with a spot on the 2017 NLL all-rookie team.
In his second regular season, he led Rush defenders with eight goals to go along with four assists for 12 points. He was also runner-up on the team with 22 caused turnovers and fourth with 92 loose balls.
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Financial details of his contract were not disclosed.
The defending NLL Cup champions begin their 2018-19 campaign on Dec. 28 when they take on the New England Black Wolves at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.