American Hockey League

The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Michael Carcone to a two-year, two-way contract. Carcone spent the 2020-21 season on loan to the Tucson Roadrunners from the Nashville Predators, and recorded a team-high 15 goals along with 10 assists for 25 points in 35 games, finishing second on the club in scoring. He had a four-goal
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The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Jaycob Megna and forward Nick Merkley to one-year contracts. Megna spent the 2020-21 season on an AHL contract with the San Jose Barracuda, serving as team captain. He tallied two goals and six assists with a plus-8 rating in 36 games. Over seven AHL seasons with San Jose,
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The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Gustav Lindstrom and forward Kyle Criscuolo to two-year contract extensions. Lindstrom, 22, notched three assists in 13 games for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2020-21, along with three assists in 13 NHL games with the Red Wings. He also skated in 20 games with Almtuna in Sweden’s
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The Minnesota Wild have re-signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-way contract. Hammond did not see any action in 2020-21, spending the season on Minnesota’s taxi squad. He has made 165 appearances in the AHL with Rochester, Iowa, Belleville, San Antonio and Binghamton, showing a record of 78-67-12 with a 2.93 goals-against average, a
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Kasper Bjorkqvist to a one-year, two-way contract. Bjorkqvist spent most of the 2020-21 season in his native Finland, recording 11 goals and 15 assists in 44 games with KooKoo and earning the SM-liiga’s Rookie of the Year honor. He finished the season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, notching one goal
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The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed forward Spencer Smallman to a one-year, two-way contract. Smallman, a fifth-round pick by the Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Draft, notched two assists in six games with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves last season. He added six goals and six assists in eight ECHL games with Fort Wayne. A native of
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The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forwards Brayden Burke and Tyler Steenbergen from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Bokondji Imama and defenseman Cole Hults. Burke, an AHL All-Star in 2020, has tallied 35 goals and 64 assists for 99 points in 146 games with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners over three pro seasons. He
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The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Nolan Stevens to a one-year, two-way contract. Stevens, 25, posted six goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 27 games with the AHL’s Utica Comets in 2020-21. A fifth-round pick by the Blues in the 2016 NHL Draft, Stevens has played 136 games in the AHL with
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today released the complete schedule of games for the 2021-22 regular season, the league’s 86th year of operation. The season, with 31 teams playing a total of 1,118 games, begins on Friday, October 15 and concludes on Sunday, April 24. “After two seasons shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic,
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The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed forward Kiefer Sherwood to a one-year contract for the 2021-22 season. Sherwood, 26, appeared in just 10 games with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles in 2020-21 but led the team with 10 goals and tied for second on the club with 16 points. He also played 16 games with the Avalanche,
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The Montreal Canadiens have named Jean-François Houle as head coach of the AHL’s Laval Rocket. “After meeting with him, we quickly concluded that his philosophy and values aligned with ours. His dedication, passion for hockey, attention to detail, and leadership ability are among his top qualities. Jean-François’ many years of experience, along with his knowledge
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the dates and opponents for all 31 teams’ home openers for the 2021-22 season: Abbotsford Canucks – Fri., Oct. 22 vs. Henderson Bakersfield Condors – Sat., Oct. 16 vs. Abbotsford Belleville Senators – Sat., Oct. 16 vs. Laval Bridgeport Islanders – Sat., Oct. 23 vs. Springfield Charlotte Checkers – Fri.,
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The Utica Comets have signed forwards Samuel Laberge and Ryan Schmelzer to American Hockey League contracts for the 2021-22 season. Laberge, 24, enters his fifth pro season after skating with Allen (ECHL) in 2020-21. He has skated in 97 regular-season AHL contests with the Texas Stars, totaling eight goals and 14 assists. He also has
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