Ice hockey player
| Evan Rankin|
| March 28, 1986 (age 29)
Portage, MI, USA (1986-03-28) |
Grand Rapids Griffins
University of Notre Dame
Evan Rankin (born March 28, 1986) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He last played with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.
Rankin played regularly for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL between 2009 and 2011. On November 25, 2011, the Notre Dame product was signed by the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League to a professional tryout contract. After contributing immediately to the offense, Rankin remained with the Americans for the duration of the 2011–12 season, signing his first AHL contract and scoring an impressive 29 points in 35 games.
On July 3, 2012 it was announced that Rankin had been re-signed by the Americans to a one-year AHL contract extension. In the 2012–13 season, Rankin appeared in 48 games for the Amerks producing offensively with 31 points.
Rankin left the Amerks as a free agent and on July 10, 2013, was signed to a one-year contract with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.
On July 22, 2014, Rankin signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, Kölner Haie of the DEL. In the 2014–15 season, Rankin appeared in 18 games in Koln, however struggled to adapt to the European perimeters, totalling just 3 points before opting to return to the AHL for a second stint with the Rochester Americans on January 26, 2015.
Following his fifth year with the Walleye in the 2016-17 season. Rankin as the club's franchise leader in goals announced his retirement from professional hockey on September 1, 2017.
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