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Good Riddance singer also hockey scout

June, 29, 2012
Russ Rankin dreams of one day being at the NHL draft. But not as a player being selected.

Rankin, lead singer of the punk band Good Riddance, wants to be dressed in a suit and tie, having chosen the players at an NHL champion's table.

Perhaps the world’s only hockey scout with neck tattoos, the 44-year-old may be on his way to making it to the show. Since 2007, he's been the California/U.S. Regional Scout for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, a Canadian junior league that regularly produces NHL stars.

The gig started when Rankin asked a good friend -- and a fan of his band -- about getting some kind of job in hockey.

Who is that friend? Ice owner and four-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Niedermayer.

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