Evan Rankin (RW)
Cleared AHL waivers and signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Rochester Americans on January 26, 2015.
2013-14: Spent the whole campaign with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL), where he finished seventh on the team in scoring with 30 points (16+14) in 62 games… Closed out the year with a goal in the regular season finale at Hamilton on 4/19… Finished with a goal and an assist vs. Springfield on 2/08 and vs. Adirondack on 4/16… Picked up a pair of assists in a 4-1 win at Rochester on 2/05… Helped set up two goals at Bridgeport on 1/26… Notched his first career hat trick, scoring all three Crunch goals in a 4-3 shootout loss at Hershey on 12/18… Scored in back-to-back games at Binghamton on 11/02 and at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 11/06… Recorded two points (1+1) in his Crunch debut at Binghamton on 10/05
2012-13: Scored 14 goals and added 17 assists for 31 points in 48 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL)… Finished ninth on the team in scoring while picking up 20 PIM… Closed out the regular season with three points (1+2) in a two-game sweep of Hamilton on 4/20 and 4/21… Was the recipient of the team’s McCulloch Trophy for his service to the local community… Named the Amerks’ IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Rochester community throughout the season… Appeared in his 300th pro game at Syracuse on 4/13… Scored two goals in a span of 2:24 to help the Amerks rally to a 4-2 win at Hamilton on 3/30… Returned to the lineup against Toronto on 3/29… Missed 23 games (2/05-3/27) with an injury… Had a four-game point streak (2+2) from 1/18 to 2/01… Netted the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Hamilton on 12/31… Returned to the lineup at Grand Rapids on 12/19… Missed four games (12/08-12/15) with an injury… Took a game-high eight shots at Binghamton on 11/17… Had a four-game assist streak (0+4) from 11/03 to 11/14… Registered two points (1+1) and was +3 at Syracuse on 11/10… Had a five-game point streak (3+2) from 10/19 to 10/27… Scored a goal and was +2 in Rochester’s 8-7 win at Hershey on 10/20… Recorded an assist in his season debut against Syracuse on 10/12, the 50th game of his AHL career… 2011-12: Finished the campaign with Rochester, scoring 15 goals and adding 14 assists for 29 points in 35 American Hockey League appearances… Scored three power-play goals and one shorthanded tally... Ranked third in the AHL with a 20.8 shooting percentage, scoring 15 goals on 72 shots…Tallied an assist in two playoff games with the Amerks… Recorded an assist in his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19… Had a five-game point streak (4+4) from 4/04 to 4/13… Posted three consecutive multi-point games, scoring one goal with one assist at Abbotsford on 4/04, at Hamilton on 4/07 and at Adirondack on 4/08 (finished +3 with a game-high five shots at Adirondack)… Tallied two points (1+1) at Abbotsford on 4/04, with the assist being the 100th of his pro career… Scored a goal at Syracuse on 3/16 to record his 200th professional point… Signed to an AHL contract with Rochester on 3/05… Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 2/25 to 3/03… Returned to the lineup on 2/24 against Adirondack… Missed 23 games (12/28-2/22) with an injury… Signed to a second PTO with the Amerks on 1/28… Had two points (1+1) and was +2 against Lake Erie on 12/21… Scored his 100th pro goal in a 3-2 OT loss at San Antonio on 12/16… Scored both Amerk goals in Rochester’s 3-2 overtime loss at Adirondack on 12/10 to earn second star honors… Notched his first career AHL multi-goal game (2+0) and finished +2 against Houston on 12/02 to earn second star honors… Recorded his first point as an Amerk in his Amerks debut against Albany on 11/25… Signed a PTO with the Amerks on 11/25… Ranked tied for fifth in goals and 10th in overall scoring among league leaders prior to joining Rochester… Began the season with the Toledo Walleye (ECHL), compiling 18 points (10+8) and eight PIM in 15 games… 2010-11: Dressed in 10 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), collecting two points (1+1) and seven PIM… Spent the majority of the season with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, finishing second on the team in scoring with 55 points (23+32) in 63 appearances… Recorded a career-high 32 assists… Scored 23 goals, including four on the power-play, for his third straight 20-goal season… Notched a team-leading 15 multi-point games, including three three-point games (at Kalamazoo on 11/10, vs. Kalamazoo on 12/26 and vs. Wheeling on 2/23)… Ended the season on a six-game point streak (4+5) from 3/25 to 4/02, scoring goals in three straight games (3/25-3/27)… Had a five-game point streak (1+6) from 1/30 to 2/12… Scored his first career hat trick at Kalamazoo on 11/10… 2009-10: Made his American Hockey League debut with the Manitoba Moose, scoring one goal in four games… Posted his best season as a pro with Toledo, capturing career-highs with 32 goals and 57 points to finish third on the team in scoring… Led the Walleye with a team-high nine power-play tallies and finished tied for ninth in the ECHL in goals… Appeared in 65 regular season games before adding an assist in four postseason contests with the Walleye… Recorded 12 multi-point games on the season… Ended the campaign on a season-long six-game point streak (5+2), including four goals in three games between 3/28 and 4/02… Assisted on four goals at Johnstown on 2/26, bringing his February point total to 12 points (6+6) in nine games… Scored a single-game career-best five goals and was +5 with a game-high nine shots in a 7-0 win over Charlotte on 2/18… The performance set a new franchise record for Toledo for most goals in a game… Capped off a four-game goal scoring streak with a hat trick against Johnstown on 1/17, closing out the month of January with eight goals in nine games… Posted back-to-back three-point outings against Johnstown on 12/18 and 12/19… Had a four-game goal scoring streak from 10/31 to 11/07… Made his ECHL debut for Toledo against Florida on 10/16, recording five shots… 2008-09: Had an impressive rookie campaign with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL), registering 51 points on 28 goals and 23 assists while appearing in all 64 games… Ranked second in goals and third in points, finishing second among team rookies in overall scoring… Netted a team-best nine power-play goals and recorded 14 power-play points (9+5)… Made his professional debut in Rio’s 7-2 win over Rocky Mountain on 10/18… 2007-08: Completed his senior season at the University of Notre Dame… Posted his most productive season of collegiate hockey with eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in all 47 games for the Fighting Irish… Finished his four-year career at Notre Dame with 41 points (20+21) in 143 games and was a four-time monogram winner… 2006-07: Saw action in 31 games as a junior, scoring four goals with three assists for seven points… Was +6 for the year… Recorded seven penalties for 14 minutes and had 42 shots on goal… Collected first points of the season with assists versus Boston College and Providence on 10/20-10/21… Scored first goal of season on 12/03 in a 6-2 win over Alaska… Snapped a 1-1 tie with first goal of second period on a wrap around… Scored in second consecutive games on 12/08 at Michigan in a 7-3 win when he lit the lamp on a third-period breakaway back-hander for the final goal of the game… Picked up final assist of the year on 12/31 in a 4-2 win over Northern Michigan… Third tally of the year came at Lake Superior on 1/12 when he scored on a rebound to give Irish a 1-0 first-period lead in 4-3 overtime win… Scored lone Notre Dame goal in 2-1, season-ending loss to Michigan State in NCAA quarterfinals…Deflected a Brett Blatchford shot with under six minutes left in game to cut Spartans' lead to 2-1 in eventual 2-1 loss… 2005-06: Saw action in 29 of Notre Dame's 36 games during the season, scoring three goals and adding two assists for five points… Picked up a game-winning goal against Alaska Fairbanks… Took 35 shots on goal and finished was +1 on the year… Picked up first point of the season with an assist on third-period goal by Josh Sciba in 5-3 loss to Princeton… Did not score again until 1/06 at Nebraska-Omaha when he got his first goal of the year, an insurance tally in 4-1 Notre Dame win… Second goal of the season came in 3-2 home loss to Michigan State on 2/03… Assisted on a Josh Sciba third-period goal in 7-4 win at Bowling Green on 2/17… Picked up final goal, scoring the game winner in 4-1 win against Alaska Fairbanks on 2/24… Goal came at 13:06 of the first period and gave Irish a 2-1 lead… Win helped Notre Dame clinch home playoff berth in first round of CCHA playoffs against the same Nanooks… Was held scoreless in two playoff games… 2004-05: Played in 36 of Notre Dame's 38 games in 2004-05, scoring five goals and adding five assists for 10 points to lead all Irish freshmen in scoring… Had one power-play goal… Ranked tied for seventh on the team with 68 shots on goal… Had 19 penalties for 49 minutes… Picked up first collegiate goal in Notre Dame's biggest win of the year on 10/22… First-period goal gave Irish a 2-0 lead on the way to a 3-2 win over top-ranked Boston College… Recorded first multiple-point game of his career with a goal and an assist in 4-4 tie with Bowling Green on 11/05… That was the start of a four-game point streak (3+2)… Returned home to Kalamazoo to score game-tying goals in 2-2 tie with Western Michigan on 11/12… Added an assist the following night in 3-2 win over the Broncos… Extended the streak to four games with his fifth goal of the season in 3-2 loss to Alaska Fairbanks…Picked up one assist in 3-2 overtime win versus Michigan State on 12/0… Went 13 games without a point before picking up assists in back-to-back games versus Nebraska-Omaha and Ferris State… Scored fifth goal of the season in CCHA playoffs… Goal came in first period of Game 1 and staked the Irish to a 1-0 lead in a game they would lose, 10-1… 2003-04: Had 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points in 58 games for Lincoln Stars (USHL)… Seven of those goals came on the power-play and one was shorthanded ... Selected to the USHL's Prospects All-Star game… 2002-03: Spent the season with Honeybaked AAA team, scoring 50 goals with 43 assists for 93 points in 74 games… 2001-02: Was a member of Compuware's AAA team, where he scored 46 goals with 39 assists for 85 points in 70 games… Named MVP of the 2002 Silver Sticks Bantam AAA tournament and was selected to the tournament all-star team… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Was a member of USA Under-18 Select Team that won the gold medal at the Under-18 World Cup in August of 2003… Scored overtime game-winning goal versus Russia… Played in U.S. Select-17 Festival and led Team Michigan in scoring in summer of 2003… Named to the All-Festival team