KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans 2014-15 Captain Justin Hamonic has signed with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage for the 2015-16 season.
Hamonic, who just concluded his 20-year-old WHL season, ended his career tied for 20th all-time in games played for the Americans with 255. He ended his career with three goals, 43 assists and 199 penalty minutes. Originally drafted by the Americans in the 5th Round (102nd overall) of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, Hamonic played his first full WHL season in 2011-12, making his WHL debut as a member of the Americans on Sept. 30, 2011, at Portland.
“I’m really excited and humbled to get this opportunity with the San Antonio Rampage,” Hamonic said. “There are countless people that have helped me get to this point in my career including my family, coaches and teammates. The time I spent with the Americans taught me many lessons and allowed me to improve every day while still having fun every day. I would not be moving on to this next chapter in my career if it were not for everyone in Tri-City.”
Last season, the Rampage finished third in the Western Conference, but were swept in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs by the Oklahoma City Barons.
“We are very proud and excited for Justin as he starts his pro career,” Tory said. “He set an example of leadership and hard work daily that has become ingrained in our culture.”