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Florida to Finland and Back, David Leggio is Closer to Home and His Dream

David Leggio might be a new name to some Rochester Americans fans but the 27 year old undrafted goalie has traveled the world with success and plans to continue that here in town.  The Williamsville, NY native is living the dream playing as a prospect for his favorite team growing up, the Buffalo Sabres.  He’s played in …
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Goodbye Taffe, Everblades and Possible Coach This Weekend

It’s the middle of the summer and hunting down stories isn’t really a priority this time of year for me, so here’s some updates to get you caught up. ** Mike Santos told the Sun-Sentinel that he “expects to name a coach at AHL Rochester this weekend.”  Today is Friday the weekend is upon is.  …
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Amerks Sign Ernie Hartlieb to a PTO

The Amerks are bringing in another body for tonights game against the Toronto Marlies.  The team has brought in Ernie Hartlieb to fill in for a now injured Luke Beaverson.  With Taffe, Repik, Oreskovich and McArdle still with the Panthers they had no one else in Rochester. Beaverson was injured Friday night when Kevin Harvey …
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Duffy to the Blades; Salak to the Panthers

The regular season is less than a week old and players are starting to collect some frequent flyer miles. Alexander Salak was called back up to the Florida Panthers after he had already landed in Rochester.  I should have known Tuesday morning that something was up when he was not in the locker room but …
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Florida Panthers Send Four down to Amerks

The Florida Panthers finally returned from Finland and upon doing so they sent Michal Repik, Mike Duco, Jason Garrison, and Alexander Salak to the Amerks.  Jeff Taffe was placed on and cleared waivers last Tuesday and was in Finland with the Panthers as well.  Those six players are expected to be back on the ice …
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What happened to some of last years Amerks?

The summer of 2009 has been an exciting one with the roster that has been built for the 2009/2010 Rochester Americans.  There’ll be a lot of questions from fans getting to know some of the new players but also a lot of questions wondering about some favorites from last season. So here’s a quick rundown …
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Chris Beckford-Tseu has a Clean Slate

Mention the name Chris Beckford-Tseu around the fans that closely followed the Amerks last season and they’ll quickly ask, “he’s not coming back is he?” Chris Beckford-Tseu was signed by the Florida Panthers during the summer of 2008 to be the #1 goaltender for the Rochester Americans.  Jack Birch had talked about Beckford-Tseu being the …
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Amerks Training Camp Roster and Other Notes

The 2009/2010 season for the Rochester Americans is finally upon us.  It seems as if everyone from youth hockey all the way up to the NHL has started except for the Amerks.  The Amerks will open training camp on Thursday morning from 10am – Noon at the ESL Centre. The camp roster is supposed to …
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Sweetland showing signs of improvement

Some people have to look back and wonder how Sweetland was able to land a three-year, $2.625-million entry-level contract.  He had one outstanding season in 2006-07 when he played for the Amherst Ramblers of the MJAHL when he scored 56 goals.  He was not drafted and as noted below has no real chance of making …
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