(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rapid City Rush are pleased to announce the return of forward Anthony Perdicaro to the Rush family for the remainder of the season. Perdicaro comes to the Rush most recently from the Las Vegas Wranglers in the ECHL, and started the year with CHL newcomers, the St. Charles Chill.
“It’s great to have Anthony playing in the Black Hills again”, said Head Coach and GM of the Rush, Joe Ferras. “We’re expecting big things out of him with the Rush for the remainder of the season. When he first played here, we saw his passion for the game of hockey and his skill set. He’s been a point producer for the last two years, has a great hockey sense, a great compete level, and brings lots of grit to the club. The thing with Anthony is that he is so tough to play against and he wants to be a player that makes great things happen on the ice. We’re starting to get secondary scoring as a team, so having Anthony and his offense with us gives us a lot of options on the ice.”
A native of East Rockaway, NY, Perdicaro, 24, comes to the Black Hills for the second time in his career, having previously played for the Rush in his second pro season in 2011/2012. As a Rush forward, Perdicaro has amassed 10 goals and 7 assists for 17 points, along with 107 PIM in 41 games played. He is in the midst of his third season as a CHL player, having previously played with the Quad City Mallards and with the St. Charles Chill. Between Las Vegas and St. Charles, Perdicaro has played in 47 games this season, scoring 9 goals with 17 assists for 26 points.
“It feels great to be back in front of the best fans in all of minor-pro hockey,” said Perdicaro on his return to the Rush organization. “Coach had traded for me at the deadline and we had talked a few times since then. He knew I wanted to win a championship, and in seeing how this team plays it was hard to pass up coming back. The last time I was here I was a second year pro, but now my game has matured a bit. It is not a long shot to say that this team can go deep into the playoffs and win the whole thing, and that’s why I came here.”
Other Rush News:
Season tickets for the 2013-14 season are available now by calling the Rush office at 716-7825.
Don’t forget to join Mark Binetti, “Voice of the Rush”, and Head Coach/GM Joe Ferras for “The Rush Hour with Head Coach Joe Ferras”, sponsored by Miller Lite for the FINAL TIME THIS REGULAR SEASON on Wednesday, March 19th. Show starts at 6 PM at Boston’s Sports Bar and Grill, and will be broadcast on 100.3 The FOX, the official radio home for your Rapid City Rush.
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