American Hockey League

The San Jose Sharks announced today that Roy Sommer will return to his position as head coach of the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda in 2020-21. Sommer was named associate coach of the Sharks on Dec. 11, 2019, working with interim head coach Bob Boughner. Jimmy Bonneau and Michael Chiasson, who served as co-coaches of the
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Connor Hellebuyck and Roman Josi were among several American Hockey League alumni who captured NHL awards as they were announced Monday night. Hellebuyck is the 2019-20 recipient of the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the outstanding goaltender in the NHL. Hellebuyck (31-21-5, 2.57, .922) led the league in shots faced, saves and shutouts (six) while helping
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars are ready to face off for the Stanley Cup, and the conference champions’ rosters are stocked with AHL All-Stars, Calder Cup winners and other graduates of the American Hockey League. Tampa Bay’s Eastern Conference championship run – their second in six years – has been sparked
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EDMONTON — Hockey has taken Manitoba’s Derek Laxdal all over the world, producing a resumé that is as impressive as it is long. HE’S BEEN EVERYWHERE, MAN A look at Derek Laxdal’s extensive playing and coaching career: PLAYER:1982-83 — Portland Winter Hawks, WHL1983-84 — Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL1984-85 — Brandon Wheat Kings click to read
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The Seattle Kraken on Wednesday announced the organization’s plans for a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena for southern California’s Coachella Valley, which will serve as the home of the Kraken’s American Hockey League franchise beginning in 2022. The project includes an adjacent training facility and community gathering spaces and will be privately funded and erected
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Amazingly, there are currently nine coaches in the NHL who all spent time with WBS. In addition to Pittsburgh’s staff of Mike Sullivan, Todd Reirden and Mike Vellucci, there is Michel Therrien (Philadelphia); Mike Yeo (Philadelphia); Todd Richards (Tampa Bay); Dan Bylsma (Detroit); John Hynes (Nashville); and Alain Nasreddine (New Jersey).  Four of those coaches
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The Bakersfield Condors have signed defenseman Ryan Stanton to a one-year contract. Stanton returns to Bakersfield as he enters his 11th pro season in 2020-21; the native of St. Albert, Alta., skated for the Condors from 2017-19. Stanton appeared in 36 games for the AHL’s Ontario Reign in 2019-20, collecting two goals and three assists.
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The Arizona Coyotes have signed goaltender Adin Hill to a one-year, one-way contract. Hill, 24, has split each of the last three seasons between Arizona and its AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. In 2019-20, he went 15-5-0 in 20 appearances for Tucson, with a 2.40 goals-against average and a career-best .918 save percentage. He was
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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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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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