Brendan Ranford
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Born May 3 1992 (1992-05-03) (age 28),
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Colorado Avalanche
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 209th overall, 2010
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2013–present

Brendan Ranford (born May 3, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 209th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He is the nephew of former National Hockey League goaltender Bill Ranford.

Playing careerEdit


Ranford first played junior hockey in his native Edmonton with the Edmonton Canadians in the Alberta Midget Hockey League before he was drafted 15th overall in the 2007 WHL draft by the Kamloops Blazers. Ranford played major junior hockey for parts of six seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kamloops Blazers (2007–08 to 2012–13), registering 137 goals and 220 assists for 357 points, while earning 298 penalty minutes, in 348 WHL regular-season games. He was recognized for his outstanding play when he was named to the 2010–11 Second All-Star Team.[1] Ranford spent the entirety of his major junior career with the Blazers over six seasons, culminating in being selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.


Unsigned from the Flyers and at the beginning of his professional career, Ranford signed a try-out contract with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on May 24, 2013, a team owned by Tom Gaglardi who also owned the Blazers.[2] After a successful training camp with Texas, Ranford was signed to a one-year AHL contract to begin his rookie professional season in 2013–14 season. Ranford enjoyed a successful debut season with the Stars, scoring 33 points in 65 games. During the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs Ranford topped all rookies by scoring 16 points as he led his team to capture their first ever Calder Cup.[3]

On July 2, 2014, Ranford was signed as a free agent by NHL affiliate, the Dallas Stars to a three-year entry-level contract.[4]

During the 2016–17 season, in the midst of his fourth year with the Texas Stars, Ranford was traded along with Branden Troock to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Justin Peters and Justin Hache on February 1, 2017.[5] Assigned directly to the Tucson Roadrunners, Ranford struggled to show his offensive upside going scoreless in 10 games before he was traded for a second time in a month at the NHL trade deadline. He was dealt by the Coyotes to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Joe Whitney on March 1, 2017.[6]


His uncle is the former NHL goaltender Bill Ranford.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08Kamloops BlazersWHL30000
2008–09Kamloops BlazersWHL661314274640332
2009–10Kamloops BlazersWHL722936658342354
2010–11Kamloops BlazersWHL6833538668
2011–12Kamloops BlazersWHL6940529273 11 5 9 14 8
2012–13Kamloops BlazersWHL7022658728 15 5 15 20 0
2013–14Texas StarsAHL6512213314 21 8 8 16 12
2014–15Texas StarsAHL7318335122 3 0 1 1 0
2014–15Dallas StarsNHL10000
2015–16Texas StarsAHL7619405949 4 1 3 4 4
2016–17Texas StarsAHL36611174
2016–17Tucson RoadrunnersAHL100004
2016–17San Antonio RampageAHL21413178
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Pacific WHC17 Silver medal icon 6 3 4 7 2
Junior totals 6 3 4 7 2

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year Ref
WHL (West) Second All-Star Team 2011 [8]


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