San Antonio Rampage 2015 Offseason

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What follows is a cursory glance at the contract status of players who either played in Lake Erie last season or figure to see time in San Antonio this season. Check back periodically for updates.

Stick taps to both AJ Haefele and Jackie Walker for player info and to Jason Iacona over at Chirps From Center Ice for the technical assistance (table formatting). All contract status’ pulled from hockeyscap.com

Note: All Entry Level Contracts (ELC) are Two-Way contracts.

Bolded entries are most recent updates.

Players Under Contract

Name Position Status Notes
Andrew Agozzino LW Two-Way Top offensive weapon for the Monsters scoring 30 goals and 64 points last season (both team highs). – Signed 7/16
Troy Bourke C ELC Great skater who plays at 100% as soon as he hits the ice. Gives opposing defenseman fits on the forecheck.
Trevor Cheek C ELC Speedy grit player destined for bottom 6 minutes in San Antonio.
Dennis Everberg RW Two-Way Could get squeezed out in Colorado and start with Rampage. Power forward scored 7 points in 12 games with Lake Erie last season before finishing in Colorado.
Freddie Hamilton C RFA (Qualified) Acquired on deadline day and spent most of his time in Colorado. Good all around player with offensive skill.
Samuel Henley LW ELC Hard working defensive specialist. Big body and tremendous forechecker and PK specialist
Joey Hishon C Two-Way Very offensively gifted player who has been hampered by two concussions. If healthy, a quality AHL player that could see a lot of time in NHL. Signed 7/27
Andreas Martinsen LW Two-Way Big bodied LW signed to an ELC out of Germany. Figures to be a Rampage mainstay.
Garrett Meurs RW ELC 4th line role player who plays the pest to a T. Probably starts in ECHL and serves as a depth callup.
Borna Rendulic RW ELC Big and talented player coming off a major injury. Plays a typical Euro game (tons of skill) and has a great attitude.
Colin Smith C ELC Undersized but very skilled playmaker. Two-way player who likely slots in as the #2 center in San Antonio.
Ben Street C Two-Way Tremendously skilled player who will be one of the Rampage’s leaders, both on and off the scoresheet. Street will likely become a fan favorite very early.
Gabriel Beaupre D ELC Physical despite his average size. Still just 22 years old. Could get frequesnt flyer miles between San Antonio and ECHL
Chris Bigras D ELC Avs top prospect. Extremely gifted and talented. Could challenge for a spot in Colorado but likely to get top pairing minutes in San Antonio to start.
Mat Clark D Two-Way Acquired from the Ducks. Dependable stay-at-home D-man. Good depth player. -Signed 7/16
Cody Corbett D ELC Puck moving D-man coming off a terrible season. Probably on the Rampage’s bottom pairing if not packaged as part of a trade.
Mason Geertsen D ELC Rookie who came in for last 9 games of Monsters season. Big and punishing D-man. The “foil” to Chris Bigras.
Maxim Noreau D One-Way Injured for second half of 2015 season. Captain material and will be a mainstay on the Rampage blue line. Scored 30 pts in just 39 games.
Duncan Siemens D ELC Big and physical D-man. Former first round pick who can move the puck surprisingly well.
Sami Aittokallio G Two-Way 7/2: Signed with Karpat (Liiga) 8/21: Signed two-way deal with Avs with a European Assignment Clause should he not make the NHL.
Spencer Martin G ELC Top goalie prospect after Pickard. Could see some time as backup in San Antonio, but likely to be workhorse in ECHL.
Calvin Pickard G Two-Way Played extremely well in both Lake Erie and Colorado last year. Signed to one year, two-way contract and will be given a chance to win backup job with Avs. -Signed 8/6
Roman Will G ELC Probable backup for the Rampage. Won 17 games in Ft. Wayne (ECHL) with a .921%

Signed Elsewhere/Remain Unsigned/Traded

Name Position Status Notes
Jordan Caron RW RFA 7/2: Signed with St. Louis. Note: Not given QO as RFA
Stefan Elliott D RFA (Qualified) 9/9: Traded to Arizona for Brandon Gormley.
Bruno Gervais D UFA 7/6: Signed with Eisbalen Berlin (DEL)
Mitchell Heard C UFA
7/16 Signed AHL deal with Stockton. Note: Not given QO as RFA
Markus Lauridsen D RFA 6/16: Signed with AIK (SWE).
Joey Leach D UFA 8/21: Signed with Hershey
Daniel Maggio RW/D UFA Skating pair of fists. Had 215 PIM in just 48 GP with Monsters last year.
Reid Petryk C UFA Split time between Lake Erie and Ft. Worth. Actually performed better in AHL.
Kenny Ryan RW UFA Former 2nd round pick (TOR). Bottom 6 winger who put up 29 pts with Monsters last year.
Michael Schumacher RW UFA Huge (6’5″) Swede has struggled to find his niche as a pro since being drafted by the Kings in 2011.
Tomas Vincour RW UFA 8/19: Signed with Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL) Note: Not given QO as RFA
Ben Youds D UFA Acquired from Providence on deadline day. Effective AHL depth defenseman.

Newly Acquired Players

Name Position Status Notes
Mikhael Grigorenko C One-Way Acquired from Buffalo in Ryan O’Reilly deal. Very unlikely we see him in AHL. Note: signed one year/one-way deal. He’s not coming here.
Nikita Zadorov D ELC Bigger return from the O’Reilly deal. Only way he sees San Antonio is if he’s here for a rehab assignment. Top 4 option in Colorado.
Mikko Rantanen RW ELC Avs first round pick (10th overall). Eligible to play in San Antonio and could start season with Rampage. Game changing player.
Hubert Labrie D AHL Contract Small D-man who plays with a ton of heart and grit. Depth defenseman who will likely shuttle between Ft Wayne and San Antonio.
Justin Hamonic D AHL Contract Undrafted 6’4″ rookie D-man coming out of the WHL. Attended Avs development camp and earned himself a pro deal. Played 4 games with Alaska (ECHL) last season.
Brandon Gormley D 2-Way 9/9: Acquired from ARI – Former Coyotes 1st round pick who seemed to fall out of favor in Arizona. Still has a very good skillset and could bounce back to become a legit NHL D-man.

Last Updated: August 21st

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