American Hockey League

The Laval Rocket have re-signed forward Kevin Lynch to an American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season. After missing the entire 2018-19 season due to injury, Lynch appeared in 54 games for the Rocket in 2019-20, notching seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points. In 208 regular-season AHL contests over parts of five
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J.D. Forrest had done such a tremendous job in his four seasons as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton assistant coach that other teams were starting to take notice. So it made perfect sense for the Penguins to promote him to head coach after Mike Vellucci was named an assistant coach with Pittsburgh. The Penguins are confident that Forrest’s familiarity
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The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season. Entering his 15th pro season, Cracknell has played 530 regular-season games in the AHL with Omaha, Quad City, Peoria, Chicago, Springfield, Hartford, Laval, Toronto and San Diego, totaling 144 goals and 165 assists for 309 points. He established
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The Chicago Wolves and Charlotte Checkers both announced new National Hockey League affiliation agreements on Thursday. The Wolves have entered into a three-year partnership with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, while the Checkers have reached a multi-year agreement to serve as the top development club for the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Both affiliations begin with the upcoming
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Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins has been voted the 2019-20 recipient of the Jack Adams Award as “the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.” Cassidy, a former head coach with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and Providence Bruins, becomes the seventh person ever to win both the Jack
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This isn’t the first time Joel Kiviranta has surprised people. The scrappy forward was one of the depth invitees to training camp for the Finnish National Team’s World Championship entry in the spring of 2019, and to be honest, not many had him making the final roster. “When we had training camp, he came to
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The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward Lukas Vejdemo. Vejdemo, 24, appeared in 47 games with the AHL’s Laval Rocket in 2019-20, recording nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points. He also made his NHL debut with the Canadiens, tallying one goal in seven contests. A third-round
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The Florida Panthers announced today that Bill Zito has been named general manager of the club. Zito will oversee the club’s hockey operations including all matters relating to player personnel, scouting department and minor league operations. Zito joins the Panthers after seven years with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, joining them as assistant general manager
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Mike Vellucci as an assistant coach, joining head coach Mike Sullivan‘s staff. Vellucci, 54, spent the 2019-20 season as head coach and general manager of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, guiding them to a record of 29-26-3-5. Eight of Vellucci’s players saw action with Pittsburgh during the year. Vellucci won the
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The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Carl Grundstrom to a two-year contract extension. The first year of the deal is two-way and the second year is one-way. Grundstrom, 22, collected 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 40 AHL games with the Ontario Reign in 2019-20, along with four assists in 13
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