Minot, ND – The Minotauros have acquired veteran defenseman Jake Rosenbaum from the Topeka Roadrunners in exchange for a tender for the 2018/19 season. Rosenbaum, who was Topeka’s captain, is in his third and final NAHL season; having played 111 games posting eight goals and 25 assists.
Tauros Head Coach and General Manager Marty Murray was excited to add Rosenbaum, “Jake’s played over 100 games and is a proven veteran defenseman with leadership ability. We expect him to jump right in and make an impact on our backend.”
In 20 games this season with Topeka Rosenbaum has two goals, an assist, and a -7 rating. The California native was very happy about the trade, he explained, “excited to come to a reputable program. I’ve been around the league a long time and I know it is one of the better places to be.” Last season Rosenbaum, who sees himself as a, “puck moving defenseman, who takes care of the d-zone but likes to jump in on offense.” posted 27 points in 58 games.
The addition of the veteran Rosenbaum to the Tauros young defense corps is about more than just goals and assists. His 91 career NAHL games prior to this season is more than the rest of the Tauros defense group combined. The Tauros other six defensemen have 69 games combined, Nolan Sawchuk had 56 and Colby Enns had 13; the rest of the Tauros defensemen all played high school hockey last season.
Rosenbaum will be in the lineup this weekend as the Tauros host the Aberdeen Wings on Agriculture Appreciation Weekend sponsored by Dakota Agronomy, Gooseneck Implement, United Agronomy, and Western Agency. Tickets for both Friday and Saturday night’s games are available through the “Tickets” tab atop this page.