Rapid City Rush add Hedden to spark offensive attack

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Rush just got a little more explosive on offense.

On Wednesday, the team announced the signing of 35-year-old veteran forward, Mike Hedden, formerly of the Jacksonville Icemen.

In the 2019-2020 season, Hedden played for both the Allen Americans and Icemen and in 46 games of action, earned 42 points (16 goals and 26 assists).

The Dunnville, Ontario native will begin his 12th season of professional hockey in 2020-21.

Most of his playing experience comes from the American Hockey League, in which he scored 127 points (56 goals and 71 assists) in 210 games in stints with the Grand Rapids Griffins, Rockford IceHogs, Rochester Americans and Texas Stars.

In his 2014 Calder Cup Championship with the Stars, Hedden tied for second in playoff scoring with 19 points over 21 games.

During his career, Hedden has recorded 444 points (199 goals and 245 assists) in 646 contests.

Before playing professionally, Hedden was a teammate of Rush Assistant Coach Jeremy Gates at Neumann University. While at Neumann, he earned 163 points (97 goals and 67 assists) on his way to winning an NCAA-III National Championship in 2009.

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