Browsing posts in the ‘Players’ category

Amerks Around the Town

November 8, 2007 - By

No one can say that the Amerks players aren’t seen around the community.  With a slew of events coming up where people can meet and greet the players of the Rochester Americans, there is plenty for a fan to do.

First, at your local public library, you can see the Amerks read to your children at the “Reading Power Play” events.  These are being held to promote reading and literacy in children.  A player and the Moose will be at each library and they will read to everyone and also sign autographs.

Mon., Nov. 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Ogden Public LibraryPatrick Kaleta
Tues., Nov. 13th at 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln BranchDavid Brine
Wed., Nov. 14th at 4:00 p.m. at Sully BranchPatrick Kaleta
Tues., Nov. 27th at 4:30 p.m. at Monroe BranchDrew Larman
Tues., Nov. 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Mendon Public LibraryMike Weber
Wed., Nov. 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Charlotte BranchTanner Glass

Also coming up on Thursday of next week (November 15th), is the [...]Read More

Dylan Hunter Named AHL Player of the Week

November 5, 2007 - By

 Today, Dylan Hunter was named the Rbk/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 5, 2007.  Hunter registered seven points for the Rochester Americans this weekend in their tough three games in three days schedule. 

On Thursday, Hunter had one assist in the Amerks 3-1 win in Grand Rapids.  Back at home in Rochester on Friday, Dylan had a great game.  He registered two goals and three assists.  This gave him a hand in every goal in the 5-3 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins.  Again on Saturday, he had another assist in the 3-0 shutout of the Hamilton Bulldogs.

In honor of this award, Dylan Hunter will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Americans home game (TBA).

This is Dylan’s second year with the Rochester Americans.  Last year, he registered 8 goals and 20 assists for 28 points in 67 games.  This season in the first 14 games, he has scored 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points.

Prior to playing for the Amerks, Hunter was the captain of the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League.  In five seasons with the Knights, Dylan scored 369 points (95 goals and 274 assists).  He was also on [...]Read More

Patrick Kaleta expected back this week!

November 4, 2007 - By

Patrick Kaleta stated on Saturday night that he expects to be back this coming weekend against either the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday or Syracuse Crunch on Saturday, he has played only two games this season.

When asked if he’s really ready to go for the rest of the season he smiled and said, “I sure am planning on it!”  He has been out with a groin injury that has plagued him from training camp with the Buffalo Sabres.

Patrick Kaleta became a fan favorite last year with his hard hitting style of hockey.  In the 06/07 season he played 58 games with the Amerks for 5 goals, 10 assists, and a whopping 133 penalty minutes.  He also played in 7 games for the Buffalo Sabres where he tallied 2 assists and 21 penalty minutes, he is best known for his part in the brawl versus the Ottawa Senators.

Filip Novak vs Patrick Kaleta 1/13/07

Meyer/Kreps called up to Florida

October 22, 2007 - By

After multiple injuries to the Florida Panthers last week, Stefan Meyers and Kamil Kreps have been called up today.

 After nine games played with the Amerks this season, Stefan has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points.  Kreps has 1 goal and 5 assists in six games played this season.

 This is Meyer’s first call up this season and Krep’s second.  Kamil played two games in the beginning in October.

Mancari, Zagrapan, and Funk being sent back?

September 30, 2007 - By

After the Buffalo Sabres final pre season game against the Pittsburgh Penguins the team held autograph sessions throughout the arena with different players at various locations.  The only players who appeared to be missing that were scheduled were Mark Mancari, Marek Zagrapan, and Mike Funk.

Seems like an almost safe bet that we’ll see an announcement that they are being sent down to the Amerks to start the season.  It’s not likely that the Sabres would allow anyone to skip the sessions while their names were plastered all over every video screen in the arena, unless they had already been given the news.

I havn’t heard much about Funk this pre season, but Mark Mancari and Marek Zagrapan are two players stepping up their game who will be a great asset for the Amerks (assuming the Sabres don’t get run down with injuries and they get called up often).

Stefan Meyer and Martin Lojek

September 27, 2007 - By

Panthers send 2 players to Amerks

(September 27, 2007) Forward Stefan Meyer and defenseman Martin Lojek will be reassigned to the Rochester Americans by the Florida Panthers.

Lojek blossomed into a solid defenseman last season. He bounced between the AHL and ECHL as a rookie but was one of the more consistent defensemen until suffering a season-ending shoulder injury on the final weekend.

Meyer was chosen Amerks rookie of the year by the booster club in 2005-06 but struggled to find a role last year.

The Amerks play their only home preseason game on Friday, hosting the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:35 p.m. at the ESL Sports Centre. Tickets are $8.

Democrat and Chronicle

2007 Training Camp Roster

September 26, 2007 - By

When training camp for the Amerks opened on Monday they provided a roster of players at this years camp (not including players still not sent down by the Panthers and Sabres).

Amerks 2007 Training Camp (74kb .pdf)

Speedy McArdle should spark Amerks

September 26, 2007 - By

Today’s Democrat and Chronicle wrote this article about Rochester Americans rookie Kenndal McArdle..

He clearly made the right decision. McArdle, a first-round pick of the Florida Panthers in 2005, should make a solid impact as a rookie left winger with the Rochester Americans this season.

“He’s an exceptionally fast skater,” said Panthers pro scout Jack Birch. “He’s got big-time speed, and he’s strong as a horse.”

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound McArdle is coming off a season of fulfillment in junior hockey. In early January, he helped Canada win the gold medal at the World Junior Championship.

Complete Article // D&C Practice Photo Gallery

Sabres Send a few back..

September 26, 2007 - By

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that Dylan Hunter, Patrick Kaleta, Mike Card, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Mike Weber and goaltender Adam Dennis will be rejoining the Amerks this week at training camp.  Clarke MacArthur, Mark Mancari and Marek Zagrapan are still battling for a possible starting spot as a forward for the Sabres and Andrej Sekera and Michael Funk are trying for the opening at defense that has been left vacant by Teppo Numminen as he recovers from heart surgery.

Another report from camp coming on Wednesday afternoon!