The Amarillo Bulls were treated to a preview of what is to come for tendered forward Carter Rapalje during the 2019-2020 season.
Rapalje, a Burlington, VT native, earned the right to appear three times in a Bulls sweater in 2019 as an affiliate player.
The 5’9”, right-handed forward caught the attention of the Bulls staff while making waves in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League with the Colorado Rampage.
“Carter is a product of an excellent program in the Colorado Rampage,” said Assistant Coach George Lewis. “After having him down for a visit this year, it was clear he was a guy we wanted around. His skating and compete level are strong, and we feel he we bring a complete 200-foot game to Amarillo next season.”
With the Rampage, last season, Rapalje amassed 28 points in 20 games, scoring 15 goals and assisting on 13 more.
“I felt right at home with the team and their style of play,” said Rapalje. “The coaching staff is amazing, and the facility and fans are top notch.”