BARRACUDA RECALL DEFENSEMAN RUOPPFeb 11, 2017
San Jose, CA - The San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), presented by Barracuda Networks (@barracuda), and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Harrison Ruopp (@_ruoppster) from the Allen Americans (@AllenAmericans), the team's ECHL affiliate (@ECHL).
The 23-year-old defenseman from Zehner, Saskatchewan, was originally drafted by Arizona Coyotes in the third round (#84 overall) of the 2011 NHL draft. In three games played for the Barracuda this season, Ruopp recorded zero points and a plus-three rating. The 6-foot-3, 192-pound blueliner has played in 30 games for the Americans this season registering six points (1+5=6), 58 penalty minutes and a minus-11 rating.
Prior to the 2015-16 season, Ruopp appeared in 40 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) and 80 games for the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) totaling 10 points (2+8=10), 233 penalty minutes and a minus-one rating over three years.
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The Barracuda jump back on the road to take on the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. before turning around the following night on Sunday, Feb. 12 to take on the Ontario Reign at SAP Center for California Republic Jersey night. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at SJBarracuda.com/tickets or by calling 408.999.5757.