Brendan Ranford (LW)
Enters his first professional season in 2013-14. Ranford was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but did not sign with the club by the June 1, 2012 deadline and has since become a free agent. He signed a professional tryout contract with the Texas Stars on May 24, 2013. Ranford played five seasons of major junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, who are owned by Dallas Stars owner Tom Gagliardi. In in 348 career WHL games he had 357 points (137 goals, 220 assists) and 298 penalty minutes. During the 2013 WHL Playoffs, he scored 20 points (5 goals, 15 assists) in 15 post-season games to help the Blazers reach the Western Conference Finals before losing to the eventual WHL Champion Portland Winterhawks in five games. Ranford won a silver medal at the 2009 World Hockey Challenge U-17 tournament playing for Canada Pacific, scoring seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in six games, losing in the gold medal game to Canada-Ontario 5-1. His uncle, Bill Ranford, was a former NHL star goaltender, a two-time Stanley Cup winner and is the current goalie coach for the Los Angeles Kings.