Rookie Helped Lead Texas Stars to 2014 Calder Cup Championship
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has signed left wing Brendan Ranford to a three-year entry-level contract.
Ranford, 22, made his professional debut in 2013-14, registering 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) and a +10 plus-minus rating in 65 regular season contests with Texas. The native of Edmonton, Alberta ranked third on Texas with eight goals and 16 points (8-8=16), and posted a +7 rating in 21 postseason contests, helping Texas win the 2014 Calder Cup. Ranford's 16 points in the Calder Cup Playoffs led all AHL rookies.
Prior to joining Texas, Ranford spent five seasons with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL), amassing 357 points (137-220=357) and 298 penalty minutes in 348 career regular-season games. The winger currently ranks first on Kamloops’ all-time franchise leaderboard in games played (348), sixth in assists (220) and points (357), and seventh in goals (137).
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound winger was originally drafted by Philadelphia in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
The Texas Stars are preparing to defend their 2014 Calder Cup championship as the 2014-15 season rapidly approaches. Texas Stars season ticket packages for the 2014-15 season are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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