Amerks Sign Defenseman Tobie Paquette-Bisson

The Rochester Americans have signed defenseman Tobie Paquette-Bisson to a two year AHL contract. TVA Sports first reported the news. He’s a 21 year old 6’3″ defenseman currently playing in the QMJHL with Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, a team currently in the final round for the President’s Cup.

In 59 regular season games this season he had 4 goals and 23 assists and currently in 18 playoff games he has 7 assists.  Based on his career stats in the QMJHL he has a lot of playoff experience which will be valuable in the organization.

Another impressive stat is a plus-45 in 59 regular season games and is currently at a plus-18 in 18 playoff games.

He’ll be a depth defenseman and whether he starts in Rochester or Cincinnati remains to be seen.

Current defensemen under contract for the 2018/2019 season and where they’re likely to be:

  • In Buffalo or on the bubble: Brendan Guhle, Casey Nelson
  • In Rochester: Taylor Fedun, Matt Tennyson, Will Borgen
  • Depth in Cincinnati or Rochester: Tobie Paquette-Bisson, Devante Stephens and Brycen Martin

2017/2018 players Zach Redmond, Nathan Paetsch, Andrew MacWilliam and Stuart Percy are currently without contracts.

(Featured photo credit: JOEL LEMAY / QMI AGENCY)

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Yesterday the Amerks also signed Pascal Aquin to an AHL contract.

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Keith Wozniak

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