| Brendan Ranford|
590,000 USD (2015)
Ice hockey player
| May 3, 1992 (age 23)
Edmonton, AB, CAN (1992-05-03) |
Texas Stars (AHL)
209th overall, 2010
Jamie Benn, Lindy Ruff, Ken Hitchcock
Brendan Ranford Wikipedia
Brendan Ranford (born May 3, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was selected 209th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He is the nephew of former National Hockey League goaltender Bill Ranford.
Ranford first played junior hockey in his native Edmonton with the Edmonton Canadians in the Alberta Midget Hockey League before he was drafted 15th overall in the 2007 WHL draft by the Kamloops Blazers. Ranford played major junior hockey for parts of six seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kamloops Blazers (2007–08 to 2012–13), registering 137 goals and 220 assists for 357 points, while earning 298 penalty minutes, in 348 WHL regular-season games. He was recognized for his outstanding play when he was named to the 2010–11 Second All-Star Team. Ranford spent the entirety of his major junior career with the Blazers over six seasons, culminating in being selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Unsigned from the Flyers and at the beginning of his professional career, Ranford signed a try-out contract with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on May 24, 2013, a team owned by Tom Gaglardi who also owned the Blazers. After a successful training camp with Texas, Ranford was signed to a one-year AHL contract to begin his rookie professional season in 2013–14 season. Ranford enjoyed a successful debut season with the Stars, scoring 33 points in 65 games. During the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs Ranford topped all rookies by scoring 16 points as he led his team to capture their first ever Calder Cup.
On July 2, 2014, Ranford was signed as a free agent by NHL affiliate, the Dallas Stars to a three-year entry-level contract.
During the 2016–17 season, in the midst of his fourth year with the Texas Stars, Ranford was traded along with Branden Troock to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Justin Peters and Justin Hache on February 1, 2017. Assigned directly to the Tucson Roadrunners, Ranford struggled to show his offensive upside going scoreless in 10 games before he was traded for a second time in a month at the NHL trade deadline. He was dealt by the Coyotes to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Joe Whitney on March 1, 2017. He immediately regained his scoring touch with the Rampage, playing out the season to recored 17 points in 21 games.
As a free agent from the Avalanche, Ranford still opted to continue within the organization in agreeing to a one-year AHL contract with the Rampage on August 1, 2017.
His uncle is the former NHL goaltender Bill Ranford.