American Hockey League

Nineteen years ago, the entire hockey community mourned the loss of Los Angeles Kings scouts and American Hockey League alumni Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, who were among the victims of the September 11 attacks on the United States. During the 2001-02 season, the AHL and its member clubs raised over $500,000 in support of
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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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