Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede announced today that veteran forward Sam Coatta has been named captain to start the season while defenseman Zack Kamrass (Queen City) will serve as an alternate captain for Sioux Falls. The Stampede will continue their tradition of rotating captains throughout the season this year.
Coatta enters his second season with the Stampede after posting 21 points (9g, 12a) in 57 games last year. Two of his nine goals were game winners. The Minnetonka, MN native posted four points (2g, 2a) at the USHL Fall Classic last weekend in Sioux City.
Kamrass is also in his second year with the Stampede. The defenseman finished last season with 13 points (3g, 10a) in 52 games. His plus-15 rating ranked second amongst all Stampede players last year. The Atlanta, GA native registered 28 penalty minutes and 43 shots on goal last year.