American Hockey League

The Rochester Americans have signed forward Mark Jankowski to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2021-22 season. Jankowski, 27, comes to the Amerks after spending last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, recording four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 45 NHL games. He attended training camp this fall on a tryout
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League is set to return to action today for its 86th season of play, with six games kicking things off. All 31 AHL teams are active for the 2021-22 season, with the Charlotte Checkers, Milwaukee Admirals and Springfield Thunderbirds returning to the ice this fall after electing to opt
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The Utica Comets have signed defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon to an American Hockey League contract for the 2021-22 season. Wotherspoon, who attended New Jersey Devils training camp, collected six assists in 24 games with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms in 2020-21, his eighth pro season. The native of Burnaby, B.C., has played 433 games in the
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When Kirsten Welsh graduated from Robert Morris University in 2019, after her four-year Division I hockey career, she had no real way to continue in the sport and remain in Pittsburgh. Playing overseas didn’t work. The National Women’s Hockey League didn’t work. And then an assistant coach at Robert Morris got a call from Stephen
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced today that the league’s roster of on-ice officials for the 2021-22 season includes female referees and linespeople for the first time. The first AHL game ever officiated by a female referee will be the Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton contest this Saturday,
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The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenseman Noah Juulsen and forward Juho Lammikko from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Olli Juolevi. Juulsen, a native of Abbotsford, B.C., skated in five games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch in 2020-21, collecting one assist. He also made four NHL appearances with the Panthers. Over four pro seasons,
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