RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush announced that the team acquired the rights to forward Alex Aleardi from the Allen Americans for the rights to Stephen Baylis. Aleardi has subsequently signed a contract with the Rush for the 2022-23 season.
Aleardi joins the Rush for what will be his 10th professional season. He spent the 2021-22 season with the Florida Everblades and recorded 59 points (31g-28a) over 61 regular-season games. Aleardi put up an additional 12 points (8g-4a) over 20 games during the Everblades run to the 2022 Kelly Cup championship.
A 30-year-old native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Aleardi has appeared in 100 ECHL games and 92 American Hockey League games in his career. Prior to signing with the Everblades last summer, he had spent the six previous seasons playing overseas in Sweden, Austria and France. Aleardi was acquired by Allen from Florida in a trade on August 9.