Tuesday night, the Vegas Golden Knights won their first Stanley Cup in the NHL. With the Golden Knights Stanley Cup win, there was also a first for the Rapid City Rush, the first time a former Rapid City Rush player has won the Stanley Cup.
Hill’s Time in Rapid City
Adin Hill’s time in Rapid City did not last long. Hill played for the Rush during the 2016-17 season for five games. Hill had a record of 1-3-1 and a save percentage of 0.890. He averaged 3.59 goals against per game. Hill’s win was a shutout in a 4-0 win against the Alaska Aces. Through his time with the Rush, he had 146 saves and allowed 18 goals in 301 minutes of ice time.
Hill in Vegas
The 2022-23 season was Adin Hill’s first season with the Vegas Golden Knights. Hill played 27 games and had a record of 16-7-1. Hill had a goals against average of 2.50 in 1491 minutes of ice time. He had 660 saves and 62 goals against for a save percentage of 0.915.
Hill played in 16 games for the Golden Knights in the playoffs. On 521 shots faced, Hill allowed 33 goals and made 488 saves for a save percentage of 9.32 and a goals against average of 2.17. In the playoffs, Hill had a record of 11-4-0 with two shutouts and 914 minutes of ice time.
Adin Hill played his first professional games in the 2015-16 season where he played four games with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Hill then spent the majority of the 2016-17 season with the Tucson Roadrunners and then made his NHL debut with the Arizona Coyotes in the 2017-18 season. Hill has spent time in the ECHL with the Rapid City Rush; the AHL with the Springfield Falcons, Tucson Roadrunners, San Jose Barracuda, and Henderson Silver Knights; and the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, and Vegas Golden Knights.
Hill has spent seven seasons in the NHL playing in 101 regular season games with a record of 45-39-6 and 5,452 minutes of ice time. He has made 2,451 saves and allowed 243 goals on 2,694 shots faced for an overall save percentage of .910 and a goals-against average of 2.67. In his time in the NHL, Hill has had five shutouts.
Former Rush Players in the NHL
In total, the Rush have had seven players make it to the NHL. Goaltender Marek Langhamer was the first on February 20, 2017, with the Arizona Coyotes. Goaltender Adin Hill was the second on October 17, 2017 with the Arizona Coyotes. Then defenseman Dakota Mermis made his NHL debut with the Arizona Coyotes on November 2, 2018. Forward Michael Bunting made his NHL debut with the Arizona Coyotes on December 8, 2018. On March 31, 2021, goaltender Ivan Prosvetov made his NHL debut with the Arizona Coyotes. Defenseman Dysin Mayo made his NHL debut with the Arizona Coyotes on October 21, 2021. The most recent player to make his NHL debut was goaltender Erik Kallgren on March 10, 2022, with the Toronto Maple Leafs.