SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 24, 2018) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced on Monday that the Blues have assigned seven players to the San Antonio Rampage. Five forwards and two defensemen join the Rampage, increasing the training camp roster to 26 players.
Forwards Klim Kostin and Adam Musil and 2017-18 Rampage captain Chris Butler return to San Antonio. Forwards Mackenzie MacEachern, Jordan Nolan, and Nolan Stevens, along with defenseman Mitch Reinke, also join the Rampage.
Butler, 31, appeared in 61 games last season for San Antonio in his first campaign with the Rampage, tallying eight goals and 29 points. He also played in six NHL games with the Blues, increasing his career total to 394 NHL games. Kostin, 19, totaled six goals and 28 points in 67 games during his rookie campaign with the Rampage. The Blues 2017 first-round draft pick also posted five goals and eight points for Russia at the World Junior Championships. Musil, 21, notched three goals and 11 points in 54 games with the Rampage last year during his rookie season.
MacEachern, 24, finished his second professional season with the Chicago Wolves in 2017-18, tallying six goals and 10 points in 46 games. Stevens, 22, served as captain during his senior season at Northeastern University and totaled 22 goals and 42 points.
Nolan, 29, has played the last seven seasons in the NHL, appearing in 69 games for the Buffalo Sabres in 2017-18 and recording four goals and eight points. In 361 career NHL games, Nolan has posted 24 goals and 50 points.
Reinke, 22, made his NHL debut with the Blues last season, appearing in one game. Reinke played the past two seasons at Michigan Tech and totaled three goals and 24 points from the blue line in 2017-18.
The training camp roster for the Rampage includes the following players:
FORWARDS: Jordan Nolan, Nolan Stevens, Mackenzie MacEachern, Adam Musil, Klim Kostin, Trevor Smith, Tanner Kaspick, Brian Flynn, Austin Poganski, Conner Bleackley, Jared Thomas, Bobby MacIntyre, Stephen Perfetto, Ryan Olsen.
DEFENSE: Sam Lofquist, Tyler Wotherspoon, Joey Laleggia, Zachary Todd, Travis Brown, Dylan Bredo, Kyle Rhodes, Mitch Reinke, Chris Butler
GOALTENDERS: Devin Williams, Evan Fitzpatrick, Jordan Binnington
The Rampage continue training camp on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Northwoods Ice Center, with practice beginning at 9:00 a.m. All practice sessions at Northwoods Ice Center will be open to the public.
The San Antonio Rampage open the 2018-19 season on home ice when they host the Grand Rapids Griffins on Oct. 6 at the AT&T Center. To purchase season tickets for the 2018-19 San Antonio Rampage campaign, contact a Rampage sales representative at 210-444-5554 or buy online at SARampage.com. The 2018-19 season is presented by H-E-B and Wells Fargo.