The Tri-City Americans open the 2013-14 season Saturday playing Spokane. One of the team leaders expected to have a big season is Connor Rankin.

Rankin, who cracked the 30-goal mark last year, is excited to help fill the shoes of the departed Justin Feser, who broke or tied many of the Am's career records last season.

Rankin talked with Am's broadcaster Craig West about the upcoming campaign: