Evan Rankin

Evan Rankin (born March 28, 1986) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He last played with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.

Evan Rankin
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Born (1986-03-28) March 28, 1986 (age 34)
Portage, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Manitoba Moose
Grand Rapids Griffins
Rochester Americans
Syracuse Crunch
Kölner Haie
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
St. John's IceCaps
Utica Comets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–2017

Playing careerEdit

Rankin played regularly for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL between 2009 and 2011. On November 25, 2011, the Notre Dame product was signed by the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League to a professional tryout contract.[1] After contributing immediately to the offense, Rankin remained with the Americans for the duration of the 2011–12 season, signing his first AHL contract and scoring an impressive 29 points in 35 games.[2]

On July 3, 2012 it was announced that Rankin had been re-signed by the Americans to a one-year AHL contract extension.[3] In the 2012–13 season, Rankin appeared in 48 games for the Amerks producing offensively with 31 points.

Rankin left the Amerks as a free agent and on July 10, 2013, was signed to a one-year contract with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.[4]

On July 22, 2014, Rankin signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, Kölner Haie of the DEL.[5] In the 2014–15 season, Rankin appeared in 18 games in Koln, however struggled to adapt to the European perimeters, totalling just 3 points before opting to return to the AHL for a second stint with the Rochester Americans on January 26, 2015.[6]

Following his fifth year with the Walleye in the 2016-17 season. Rankin as the club's franchise leader in goals announced his retirement from professional hockey on September 1, 2017.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Lincoln Stars USHL 59 15 18 33 35
2004–05 Notre Dame CCHA 36 5 5 10 49
2005–06 Notre Dame CCHA 29 3 2 5 10
2006–07 Notre Dame CCHA 31 4 3 7 14
2007–08 Notre Dame CCHA 47 8 11 19 28
2008–09 Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees CHL 64 28 23 51 65 7 2 3 5 6
2009–10 Toledo Walleye ECHL 65 32 25 57 30 4 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 4 1 0 1 4
2010–11 Toledo Walleye ECHL 63 23 32 55 53
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 10 1 1 2 7
2011–12 Toledo Walleye ECHL 15 10 8 18 8
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 35 15 14 29 9 2 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 48 14 17 31 20
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 62 16 14 30 61
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 18 2 1 3 6
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 32 8 7 15 8
2015–16 Toledo Walleye ECHL 29 18 11 29 14
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 24 1 6 7 6
2015–16 St. John's IceCaps AHL 3 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Toledo Walleye ECHL 66 28 27 55 49 17 8 6 14 13
AHL totals 215 56 59 115 117 2 0 1 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amerks sign Rankin to try-out". Rochester Americans. November 25, 2011. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Rochester Americans sign Evan Rankin to AHL deal". Rochester Americans. March 5, 2012. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Americans sign Rankin, Schofield to AHL contracts". Rochester Americans. July 3, 2012. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Crunch sign Rankin to AHL contract". Syracuse Crunch. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Three new strikers for KEC" (in German). Kölner Haie. July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Amerks sign Evan Rankin to AHL contract". Rochester Americans. January 26, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Rankin closes curtain on great career". Toledo Walleye. September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.

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