Former Edmonton Oilers defenseman Theo Peckham signed an ECHL deal with the Rapid City Rush. Rapid City is the ECHL affiliate for the Arizona Coyotes and AHL Tuscon Roadrunners. Peckham last played in the NHL in 2012-13 for the Edmonton Oilers.
Peckham started out as the 75th selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but could not hold a roster position in Edmonton. He bounced between the NHL club and its AHL affiliate the Springfield Falcons before finally playing a full season in Edmonton in 2010-11. There he scored 3G and 10A in 71 games, and racked up an impressive 198 PIM.
Since then, the hard-nosed defenseman has played in the AHL, ECHL, Slovakia, and Denmark before returning to the ECHL Wichita Thunder last season. The season did not go as expected as Peckham did not register a point in 16 games.