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Rapid City Rush Rushmore

Last week we looked at Eric Rodgers’ early Estimated Time-On-Ice (eTOI) figures for the Idaho Steelheads after 11 games and later after 14 games. This week we take a glimpse at the Rapid City Rush players’ eTOI after 11 games through November 17th.

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The Rapid City Rush are affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes and their AHL affiliate the Springfield Falcons this season. Arizona reassigned two forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender to the Rush: Dan O’Donoghue (C), Michael Bunting (F), James Melindy (D), Dakota Mermis (D) and goaltender Marek Langhamer.

The Rush General Manager and Head Coach is Joe Ferras, and Mark DeSantis is associate coach. Rapid City is currently ranked 3rd in the West Division at 5-5-1-1 with 12 points (0.500%).

We have attempted to list the player’s specific current positions however it should be noted that some positions have not been updated, or players are being moved around to different positions. If you have any corrections on player positions please let us know. Please keep in mind that a smaller sample size can greatly over-estimate or under-estimate a player’s eTOI.

Estimated Time-on-Ice for Forwards (Nov. 17th):

Name Position eTOI GP
Sean Erickson RW/D-R 22:53 9
Destry Straight C 22:31 10
Daniel O’Donoghue C 22:17 11
Michael Bunting LW 21:47 6
Scott Brannon RW 21:47 10
Winston Day Chief RW 19:10 10
Garrett Clarke LW/D-L 18:35 5
Kale Kerbashian C 18:12 3
Daniel Barczuk LW 17:38 11
Zach Cohen LW 17:38 11
Spencer Pommells LW 13:56 11
Chris Ciotti RW 10:24 6
Cody Ferriero C 10:00 1
Jimmy Bonneau LW 8:55 9

Estimated Time-on-Ice for Defensemen (Nov. 17th):

Name Position eTOI GP
Kirill Tulupov* D-R 30:00 1
Taylor Doherty D-R 25:17 9
Jonathan Narbonne D-R 21:30 10
Michael Young D-L 21:14 3
Brett Kostolansky D-L 20:26 11
Dakota Mermis D-L 19:21 4
Nolan Descoteaux* D-L 18:14 7
James Melindy D-R 13:59 10
Brian O’Rourke D-R/L 10:31 8

Notes on the numbers: As more game stats are added we will see more accurate eTOI. Asterisk (*) indicates player no longer on roster.

Eric Rodgers describes his method along with a disclaimer: “Using a formula involving goal events, I’ve been able to get an estimation on TOI for players. The key word I stress however, is estimated. Early in the season, the small sample size can greatly over-estimate or under-estimate a players eTOI. The main thing I like to use these numbers for however, is that you can get a good idea of what players are being used where and how often.”


Many thanks to Eric Rodgers for his data, and everyone else who replied to my questions and provided information.

ECHL eTOI Updates:
Tulsa Oilers eTOI (Nov. 6th) – Eric Rodgers
Idaho Steelheads eTOI (Nov. 9th) – Eric Rodgers
Idaho Steelheads eTOI (Nov. 17th) – Eric Rodgers

Follow Eric Rodgers at @ericrsports or @SinBinOilers for Tulsa Oilers news only. Follow the Rapid City Rush at @RapidCityRush and Mark Binetti, Director of Media Relations and “Voice of the Rush” at @BinettiRushPXP. For the Springfield Falcons follow Andy Zilch, the Play-By-Play Broadcaster & Manager of Communications at @Andy_Zilch. Also for the Rush news, follow Mike Crook at @mscdevildog and @SinBinRush.

Continue to check back for more updates on eTOI for the Rapid City Rush and eTOI for other Western Conference teams. — @Artful_Puck

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