Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ross Rouleau called up to the American Hockey League

Second year defenseman to play for Houston Aeros

The Texas Brahmas announced today that defenseman Ross Rouleau had been called up by the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Rouleau is expected in the Aeros lineup wearing #25 this afternoon as Houston hosts the Rockford Ice Hogs at 4:05 PM.

The second year blue liner has nine points (1 G, 8 A) in 31 games this season with the Brahmas, and registered his first goal last week to push the Brahmas into overtime against the Colorado Eagles.

The younger brother of former Brahmas forward Pete Rouleau, Ross earned a spot on the Brahmas roster through the "Making the Cut" prospect camp. He was waived after two games but was called back to action in February and contributed to the President's Cup Championship win.

Ross came back to camp this season having bulked up after a summer of weight training and has honed his skills on the ice as well, becoming a noticeably improved member of the Brahmas blue line.

In other roster news, defenseman Tim Laurila was waived today. He came out of retirement to play in two games for the Brahmas, filling in while several defensemen are out on injured reserve.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for him! He's an absolute great defenseman and I know he'll do so well. Congrats Ross, you deserve it.

Anonymous said...

He's totally great and I couldn't be happier for him. He's a great d-man and will fit in great with all of the Aeros.