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Rampage ink Vandermeer to one-year deal

The San Antonio Rampage have signed left wing Peter Vandermeer to a one-year American Hockey League contract.

Vandermeer is entering his 12th professional season and is a veteran of 473 career AHL games. Last season, as a member of the Hershey Bears, the 6-foot, 210-pound native of Red Deer, Alta., recorded two goals, five assists and 129 penalty minutes in 26 regular-season games.

Vandermeer has posted four AHL seasons with 300-plus penalty minutes, and currently ranks fifth on the league’s all-time list with 2,164 PIM.

In parts of 10 AHL seasons with Hershey, Hamilton, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia, Providence, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Rochester, Vandermeer has also recorded 51 goals and 61 assists for 112 points. He set AHL career highs with 19 goals, 18 assists and 37 points during the 2000-01 season with Providence, and played in the Calder Cup Finals with Rochester in 1999.

Peter’s brother Jim is a defenseman with the Chicago Blackhawks.