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
The Utica Comets have acquired forward John Stevens from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in exchange for future considerations. Stevens, 25, has skated in 16 games with the Sound Tigers this season, registering three goals and two assists for five points. In 117 career AHL games with Bridgeport, the Sea Isle City, N.J., native has posted
by Jason Karnosky | AHL On The Beat With a franchise record tying 13-game winning streak during November and December, the Milwaukee Admirals have been one of the best stories in American Hockey League this season. One of the big reasons for the Admirals’ success is offense, as Milwaukee is scoring in bunches this season,
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced a change 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. Binghamton Devils forward Joey Anderson has been added to the North Division team roster. Anderson, a third-round selection by New Jersey in
TAMPA — He has been in pro hockey longer than Brayden Point. That’s important to know. He has been around longer than Erik Cernak and Anthony Cirelli, too. And several years more than Mikhail Sergachev. The point is that Carter Verhaeghe is not some fresh-scrubbed prospect the hockey world has been waiting to welcome. He
Vincent Z. Mercogliano NHL writer Published 5:57 AM EST Jan 8, 2020 NEW YORK — The wait for Igor Shesterkin to arrive on Broadway took more than five years. The wait for the first NHL goal the much-hyped goalie prospect would allow took less than five minutes. The very first shot Shesterkin saw in his regular-season debut Tuesday against the
The Nashville Predators have acquired forward Michael McCarron from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Laurent Dauphin. McCarron, 24, has recorded five goals and nine assists for 14 points in 29 games with the AHL’s Laval Rocket in 2019-20, his fifth pro season. The native of Grosse Pointe, Mich., was a first-round pick (25th
by Matt Trust | AHL On The Beat It’s an early season Canadian road swing for the Hershey Bears: the only portion in a 76-game schedule the Chocolate and White would make stops in Toronto, Belleville and Laval north of the border. Meanwhile, an off-day in Toronto for Hershey fell parallel with the city’s beloved
When Mike Eaves reported to Columbus in June to work at the Blue Jackets’ annual development camp, he wasn’t just there to help put the team’s prospects through the paces. In some ways, it was a boot camp for Eaves as well. The new coach of the Cleveland Monsters, the Blue Jackets’ top farm team
by Tom Witosky | AHL On The BeatFollow @toskyAHLWild The distance between Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines – the home ice of the Iowa Wild – and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul – the home ice of the Minnesota Wild – is roughly 244 miles; a 3.5 hour drive depending on weather conditions.
Nothing has gone according to script for Sami Niku this season. The Finnish-born defenceman figured he’d crack the Winnipeg roster out of training camp and be a key element as the Jets blue line underwent an extreme makeover. And after suiting up for 30 NHL games a year ago and a bunch more watching from the
Tweet #AHLAllStar SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today the playing rosters for the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport, to be held January 26-27 in Ontario, Calif. Each of the AHL’s four divisions will be represented by 12 players. Rosters were determined by committees of AHL coaches, and all
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Kieffer Bellows, Utica Comets defenseman Brogan Rafferty and Chicago Wolves goaltender Oscar Dansk have been selected as the league’s award winners for December. Bellows, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, scored 10 goals in 11 games for Bridgeport last month, including
by Sasha Kandrach | AHL On The Beat Kieffer Bellows is scoring in bunches. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ sophomore winger has been on a recent tear with 12 goals and 13 points through his last 14 games, including his first professional hat trick on Dec. 28 – his sixth straight home game with a goal.
FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and FOX Sports San Diego, in conjunction with Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings, announced details for the third annual “Hockey Day SoCal” set to take place on Saturday, February 1. FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and FOX Sports San Diego will offer over eight continuous hours of hockey themed
A West Coast presence was added to complete a long-term objective to offer NHL teams more geographically convenient affiliations. The league grew from 29 to 31 teams with an expansion team in Palm Springs, California, on the way for the 2021-22 season. Here is a look at some of the most successful NHL-AHL affiliations of
by Demitri Herrera | AHL On The Beat If the calendar were flipped back to the beginning of the summer, the jury would still be out on 21-year-old Colorado Eagles defenseman Conor Timmins. As an up-and-comer in the Colorado Avalanche system, Timmins was pinned as a mobile, right-shot blueliner with an offensive upside who would