American Hockey League

The Rockford IceHogs have released forward Garrett Mitchell from his professional tryout agreement and signed him to a standard AHL contract through the 2020-21 season. Mitchell has recorded four goals and two assists in 15 games since joining the IceHogs on Feb. 6. He has been serving as an alternate captain for road games. Mitchell
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Anthony Cirelli has made drastic improvements year-over-year since debuting with the Tampa Bay Lightning late in the 2017-18 season. Prior to the 2019-20 NHL season being put on indefinite pause, Cirelli’s name was even being mentioned among the league’s top two-way forwards alongside Patrice Bergeron, Ryan O’Reilly, Sean Couturier and other Selke Trophy contenders. “I
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The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Matthew Highmore to two-year contract extensions through the 2021-22 season. Lankinen, who represented the Rockford IceHogs at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, is 8-10-2 in 21 AHL appearances this season with a 3.03 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage. The 25-year-old native of Helsinki,
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by Walt Ruff | AHL On The Beat Growth can be a wonderful thing. It may not be instantaneous, but it is almost always rewarding. — The first season of professional hockey in Tucson, 2016-17, was also the first as a pro for defenseman Dysin Mayo. He, along with forward Michael Bunting, combine to make
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With the hockey world on pause, NHL general managers have additional time to evaluate their American Hockey League prospects. The top developmental league in hockey has another strong crop of young talent developing. NHL.com will evaluate some of the prospects who could make an impact in the NHL as early as next season as part
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With the hockey world on pause, NHL general managers have additional time to evaluate their American Hockey League prospects. The top developmental league in hockey has another strong crop of young talent developing. NHL.com will evaluate some of them as part of a series that breaks down each of the four divisions in the AHL.
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The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward T.J. Tynan to a one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 campaign. Tynan is tied for second in the AHL with 42 assists and leads the Colorado Eagles with 47 points in 42 AHL games this season. He also represented Colorado in the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, his third career
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The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Jacob MacDonald to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 campaign. MacDonald leads all AHL defensemen with 16 goals and ranks fourth with 42 points in 56 games with the Colorado Eagles this season. In 238 career AHL games with Colorado, the Springfield Thunderbirds, Binghamton, Albany and the Springfield
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