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AVALANCHE ACQUIRES BRENDAN RANFORD FROM ARIZONA

DENVER, Colo. (March 1, 2017) – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Brendan Ranford from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Joe Whitney. Ranford will be assigned to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.

Ranford, 24, has skated in a combined 46 games with the Texas Stars (AHL) and the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) this season, totaling 17 points (6g/11a). Philadelphia’s sixth selection (seventh round, 209th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft, Ranford is in his fourth professional season and has recorded 160 points (55g/105a) in 260 career AHL games. He made his NHL debut for the Dallas Stars on Feb. 19, 2015. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Ranford played six seasons with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League from 2007-13.

Whitney, 29, has tallied 28 points (11g/17a) in 55 games for the Rampage this year.

The San Antonio Rampage will honor both former and active duty armed forces with their 14th annual Military Appreciation Night, presented by Grunt Style, on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Friday’s game will also be a Bud Light KISS 99.5 $1 Drink Night at the AT&T Center. Fans can purchase $1 domestic beers and sodas throughout the game. All Rampage games can be heard on Ticket 760 and SARampage.com. Individual and season tickets are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2016-17 season is presented by Wells Fargo.

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