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RUSH ANNOUNCE 2023-24 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

Thursday, October 19th
RUSH ANNOUNCE 2023-24 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

(RAPID CITY, S.D.)- The Rapid City Rush, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announced Thursday via a Heartland Health and Wellness Roster Adjustment, the opening night roster for the 2023-24 season.

The Rush will open the year with two goaltenders, seven defensemen, and 12 forwards – an identical number at each position to Scott Burt’s team last year. Goaltender Jason Pawloski and forward Riley Ginnell will begin the season on the reserve list.

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The 2023-24 Rush captains were announced to season ticket holders during their annual banquet on Tuesday night. 

Alex Aleardi will open the season as the team’s captain on the road this weekend and will serve as team captain when the Rush is away. When the Rush return home on Friday, October 27, Logan Nelson will don the “C” and will serve as captain at home. The players will switch their home and road assignments midway through the year and will act as alternate captains when not wearing the “C”. At home, Tyson Helgesen was named an alternate captain and Jimmy Soper will wear an “A” on the road. They will also switch home and road duties at the midpoint of the year.

After Calgary (AHL) assigned goaltender Connor Murphy and defenseman Jarrod Gourley to the Rush on Wednesday, Rapid City now has five players on AHL contracts (Murphy, Gourley, Matt Radomsky, Mark Duarte, and Will Riedell). There are no NHL contracted players on the opening day roster.

The full roster is listed here:

FORWARDS

9 Keltie Jeri-Leon

10 Maurizio Colella

11 Riley Ginnell

12 Weiland Parrish

13 Jimmy Soper

14 Conner Bleackley

20 Keanu Yamamoto

23 Brett Gravelle

28 Logan Nelson

42 Alex Aleardi

59 Rhett Kingston

89 Mark Duarte

91 Blake Bennett

DEFENSEMEN

3 Zack Hoffman

15 Will Riedell

19 T.J. Fergus

44 Tyson Helgesen

47 Charles Martin

60 Jarrod Gourley

82 Carter Robertson

GOALTENDERS

29 Jason Pawloski

31 Matt Radomsky

32 Connor Murphy

Rapid City begins its season on Thursday night at Xtream Arena as they travel to face the Iowa Heartlanders. The Rush open the home portion of their season on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 vs. Kansas City. Tickets are available now by visiting rapidcityrush.com

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