AMERKS RECALL BOYCHUK FROM GWINNETT, SIGN RANKIN TO PROFESSIONAL TRYOUTNews | 11/25/2011 12:09:14 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has recalled forward Riley Boychuk from the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL. In addition, the Amerks have signed forward Evan Rankin of the Toledo Walleye (ECHL) to a professional tryout.
Rankin, 25, has appeared in 15 games for Toledo this season, recording 18 points (10+8) and six penalty minutes to lead the team in scoring and rank tied for 10th in ECHL scoring. In 143 career ECHL games with Toledo, Rankin has collected 130 points on 65 goals and 65 assists. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Rankin, a native of Portage, Michigan, has also appeared in 14 career AHL games with the Grand Rapids Griffins and played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Notre Dame from 2004 to 2008.
The Amerks play the first of two home games this weekend when they host the Albany Devils tonight at The Blue Cross Arena at 7:35 p.m. On Saturday, Rochester returns to action at 7:35 p.m. when the Hamilton Bulldogs visit The Blue Cross Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-855-GO-AMERKS or visit www.amerks.com.