Thunderbirds acquire O’Gara from Rampage

Photo: Sam Iannamico

The Springfield Thunderbirds have acquired defenseman Rob O’Gara from the San Antonio Rampage in exchange for future considerations.

O’Gara has appeared in five games for San Antonio this season, his fourth pro campaign. The Massapequa, N.Y., native appeared in 47 AHL games last season and served as an alternate captain for the Hartford Wolf Pack, collecting three goals and eight assists for 11 points and ranking third on the team with a plus-3 rating.

A fifth-round pick by Boston in the 2011 NHL Draft, O’Gara has skated in 33 NHL games with the Bruins and New York Rangers, totaling three assists. In 159 AHL contests with San Antonio, Hartford and Providence, he has registered 10 goals and 23 assists for 33 points along with a cumulative plus-17 rating.