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RoughRiders trade for forward

By RoughRiders Staff, 09/18/19, 11:30AM CDT


For Immediate Release: September 18, 2019

Riders trade for forward from Tri-City


Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have added forward Donte Lawson in a trade with the Tri-City Storm, the team announced today.  In exchange, the RoughRiders will send a 2020 Phase II draft choice.

Lawson, a native of Taconite, Minnesota, played for Greenway (MN) High School last season and led the Raiders in scoring as the team went to the 7A Minnesota State Championship game. 

Lawson earned the Herb Brooks award, given to the most qualified hockey player in the Minnesota state tournament who strongly represents the iconic coach’s values, characteristics and traits.  He is committed to play college hockey at Bemidji State University. 

The RoughRiders open the 2019-2020 regular season on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th when they take on the USA Hockey National Development Program U-17 team at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.  Both games begin at 7:05 pm.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by going online at or call the RoughRiders Box Office at 319-247-0340.