Brendan Ranford (LW)
CAREER NOTES: Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft... Did not sign with the Flyers by the June 1, 2012 deadline and became a free agent... Signed a professional tryout contract with the Texas Stars on May 24, 2013... Made his pro and AHL debut on October 15, 2013 at Oklahoma City... Played five seasons of major junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, scoring 357 points (137 goals, 220 assists) in 348 career games... Scored 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 15 postseason games to help the Blazers reach the Western Conference Finals before losing to the eventual 2013 WHL Champion, Portland Winterhawks in five games... Won a silver medal at the 2009 World Hockey Challenge U17 tournament playing for Canada Pacific... His uncle, Bill Ranford, was a former NHL goaltender, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, and the current goalie coach for the Los Angeles Kings.
2014-15 SEASON: Attended the NHL Prospects Tournament with Dallas in Traverse City, Michigan... Tallied a season-high +4 rating on Oct. 25 against Oklahoma City... Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 29 against Oklahoma City...