SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Utica Comets forward Justin Bailey has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 19, 2020. Bailey totaled six goals and eight points in three games during his historic week for the Comets, who climbed into first place in
Centreman’s story is similar to many in the AHL — players who have been drafted early, but never made it to the NHL on a full-time basis. When he was traded on Jan. 7 for Michael McCarron, Laurent Dauphin was so eager to join the Laval Rocket — and knowing he’d require access to a
He knew the game would be at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). He also knew what some wondered after last season, when he came up from the minors, helped the Blues go from last in the NHL to the Stanley Cup and finished second in
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman John Nyberg from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Oula Palve. Nyberg, 23, has appeared in 19 games for the AHL’s Texas Stars this season, registering two goals and four assists for six points. As a rookie in 2018-19, Nyberg recorded one goal and five assists in 44 games
by Zach Dooley | AHL On The Beat The annual AHL All-Star Classic heads to California for the first time in its storied history next weekend, as the AHL’s best and brightest take the ice in Ontario for the midseason spectacle. The 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport will feature some of
Veteran Brian Elliott is expected to get the call Saturday against Los Angeles and probably again Tuesday against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. After that, the Flyers are off for nine days. Carter Hart (groin) is expected to be back by then, which would send Lyon, 27, back to Lehigh Valley in the AHL.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced changes to the playing rosters for the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport, to be held January 26-27 in Ontario, Calif. Bakersfield Condors forward Tyler Benson and Tucson Roadrunners forward Brayden Burke have been added to the Pacific Division team roster for the event.
GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Griffins goalie Kevin Poulin waited nearly four years and thousands of miles since his last point in the AHL. The journeyman, who travels include playing in Kazakhstan, Austria, Switzerland and Germany along with the 2018 Winter Olympics, turned in a solid performance Wednesday as the Griffins lost in a shootout
by Nicole Del Villano | AHL On The Beat With the first few weeks of 2020 behind him, Cleveland Monsters goaltender Brad Thiessen paused to reflect on a decade, now behind him, that aligned precisely with the extent of his professional playing career to date. “I think back to all the places I have lived
An injury to a goaltender has a ripple effect on an entire organization. The one to Blue Jackets netminder Joonas Korpisalo is no different. When the team’s starter went down with a knee injury that will keep him out 4-6 weeks in a Dec. 29 game vs. Chicago, everyone in the organizational food chain moved
The 2020 AHL All-Star Classic will be played on the West Coast when Ontario (Los Angeles Kings) hosts the two-day event, which features a skills competition Jan. 26 and the game Jan. 27. It’s the first time in 84 seasons of the American Hockey League that the event will take place out west. The AHL
The best advice often comes courtesy of a phone call from Wallaceburg, Ont., right-winger Seth Griffith’s hometown. It’s his dad, Brian, who watches all of his games online. His father’s mantra is usually the same, imploring his 27-year-old son to be more of a scorer and less of a distributer. “I still get heck from
by Travis Hall | AHL On The Beat When Rockford IceHogs goaltender Matt Tomkins turned the calendar to December, he had no idea his dream of donning the Canadian jersey would come true in such a spectacular fashion. The native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, received word just prior to the holidays that he had been
Collin Delia talks steadily but slowly, choosing his words carefully. He has had a lot of thoughts to juggle lately. Since his last appearance in Chicago, he has lost his job with the Blackhawks, struggled mightily his first few months back in the AHL and dealt with an untimely storm of personal troubles. It took
At just 5-foot-10 and 178 pounds, Nicolas Beaudin quickly realized that the jump from Canadian junior hockey to the American Hockey League would be extra difficult for him. The Blackhawks’ second first round pick in 2018 — they nabbed Adam Boqvist eighth, then Beaudin 27th — has spent his first half of the season making
by Matthew Tidcombe | AHL On The Beat For the first time in three years, Jonathan Davidsson isn’t hitting the ice every night with his brother Marcus. Instead, Jonathan is playing his first season in North America with the Ottawa and Belleville Senators while his younger brother Marcus continues to play in the Swedish Hockey
The American Hockey League is going west for the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, and so are some NHL top prospects. For the first time in the league’s 84 seasons, the AHL all-star showcase will be played on the West Coast. Ontario (Los Angeles Kings) will host the two-day event, which features a skills competition Jan.
BELLEVILLE – Of all the talents Belleville Senators centre Josh Norris possesses, it’s the shot that announces itself the most. If you blinked, you would have missed the Norris conversion of the cross-ice pass from Logan Brown on a first period power play against the Utica Comets here Wednesday night. Josh Norris of the Belleville