Jamestown, New York – We are pleased to announce that we have used our sixth and final tender of the season on defenseman Tristan Culleton, effective 2019-2020. Culleton is 19-years-old and is a native of St. Louis, MO.
Over the past two seasons, Tristan has played for the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), totaling 95 games played and 23 points. Prior to that he spent two seasons playing for the Iowa Wild AAA 16U team and one season with their 18U team. In 2017-18 Tristan won the MJHL Championship while with the Pitons, scoring a goal and helping on another during his 12 games in the post-season. In 2017 he was drafted #132 overall by the Southern Tier Express of the NA3HL and then in 2018 he was picked #169 overall by the Maryland Black Bears. While he did not play a game for either team, Culleton will be playing at the arena that the Southern Tier Express used to call home.
The 6’1”, 185lb left-handed shooter had this to say about his tender signing with the Rebels, “I’m super excited to join the Rebels. I can’t wait to meet all of the guys and coaches and to learn from all of them.” Culleton went on to add, “I’m excited to see what I can bring to the team and hopefully make a long run next season.”
Billy Pugliese, the Director of Scouting for the Rebels had this to say about the future Rebel player, “Tristan brings leadership and experience to our blue line. He will be counted on to play big minutes.” We all look forward to seeing Tristan dawn the red, white, and blue next season!