Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Road Warriors, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced the addition of rookie defenseman Davis Vandane and first-year goaltender Alex Vazzano for the 2015-16 season.
Vandane, 23, enters his first professional campaign after spending the last two seasons at the University of Calgary. He registered 17 points (5g-12a), 12 penalty minutes and a +7 rating in 33 contests with the Dinos. Prior to his collegiate career, the Yorkton, Saskatchewan native played four seasons in the Western Hockey League from 2009-13. In 189 regular-season games, Vandane amassed 79 points (15g-64a), 92 penalty minutes and a combined +27 rating with Saskatoon, Spokane and Prince Albert. The 6’4, 215-pound blueliner added seven assists and 16 penalty minutes in 34 playoff contests.
Vazzano, 24, turned pro near the end of last season when he made six appearances between the pipes for Evansville. Previously, the Trumbull, Conn. native spent two seasons in net at the University of Vermont and was also the primary starter for two seasons at Sacred Heart University. He played alongside current Rangers’ prospect Chris McCarthy during both seasons at Vermont.