American Hockey League

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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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 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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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 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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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 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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