American Hockey League

The Colorado Eagles have announced that the team has signed forward Michael Joly to an AHL contract for the 2019-20 season. Joly skated in 47 regular-season games with the Eagles in 2018-19 and notched 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points. He also appeared in all four of Colorado’s Calder Cup Playoff games. Joly,
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The Carolina Hurricanes have named Ryan Warsofsky as the new head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. At 31, Warsofsky becomes the youngest current head coach in the American Hockey League. A native of North Marshfield, Mass., Warsofsky joined the organization last summer and served as an assistant coach with the Checkers in
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The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Dylan Gambrell and defenseman Nick DeSimone to two-year contracts, and forwards Antti Suomela and Maxim Letunov and defenseman Kyle Wood to one-year contracts. Gambrell, 22, skated in 51 games with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda as a rookie last season, collecting 20 goals and 25 assists for 45
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The Colorado Eagles have signed goaltender Hunter Miska to an AHL contract for the 2019-20 season. Miska, 24, was 10-8-4 in 25 appearances with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners in 2018-19, posting a 3.08 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage. Miska also made his NHL debut with the Arizona Coyotes last season, playing 18 minutes
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The Hershey Bears have signed defensemen Erik Burgdoerfer and Tommy Hughes to one-year American Hockey League contracts. Burgdoerfer notched five goals and 13 assists for 18 points along with a plus-18 rating in 64 games with the AHL’s Belleville Senators in 2018-19. He also skated in four NHL contests with Ottawa. Entering his 10th pro
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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Ben Sexton to an American Hockey League contract for the 2019-20 season. Sexton, 28, was acquired by Pittsburgh in a trade with Ottawa on Dec. 5, 2018, and registered seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 43 AHL games between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Belleville
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The Stockton Heat have signed defenseman Zac Leslie and forwards Alex Gallant to Jeremy McKenna to one-year American Hockey League contracts. Leslie, 25, tallied two goals and 14 assists for 16 points in 67 regular-season games with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves in 2018-19. He added two goals and four assists in 22 postseason games, with
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today released the complete schedule of games for the 2019-20 regular season, the league’s 84th year of operation. The season, with 31 teams playing a total of 1,150 games, begins on Friday, October 4 and concludes on Saturday, April 11. Some highlights of the 2019-20 schedule: • The 2019-20 regular
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the dates and opponents for all 31 teams’ home openers for the 2019-20 season:  Bakersfield Condors – Fri., Oct. 4 vs. San Diego Belleville Senators – Fri., Oct. 11 vs. Binghamton Binghamton Devils – Sat., Oct. 5 vs. Utica Bridgeport Sound Tigers – Sat., Oct. 19 vs. W-B/Scranton Charlotte Checkers
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The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Henri Jokiharju from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Alexander Nylander. Jokiharju, 20, tallied two goals and 15 assists for 17 points in 30 games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs as a rookie in 2018-19. He also tallied 12 assists in 38 NHL contests with the Blackhawks. A
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The Providence Bruins have signed forwards Brendan Woods and Samuel Asselin to two-year AHL contracts; and defensemen Chris Breen, Joel Messner and Alexey Solovyev and forward Robert Lantosi to one-year AHL contracts. Woods, 27, spent last season with the AHL’s Utica Comets, where he tallied seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 53
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews has announced the winners of the league’s annual Team Business Services awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in a variety of categories including ticket sales, community service and fan experience. These awards were presented Thursday evening at a gala reception during the Board of Governors’ Annual
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews has announced that the league has named the 2018-19 recipients of several awards for excellence and service to the AHL. The winners were recognized Thursday evening at a gala reception during the Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Springfield Thunderbirds
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The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the club has signed left wing Andreas Martinsen to a one-year, two-way contract. Martinsen, 29, notched three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 38 AHL games with the Rockford IceHogs last season. He also tallied one goal and three assists in 24 NHL games with the Chicago
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