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Randy Sexton Talks About Moves Expected in Free Agency

It’s July 1st which means today is the first day of free agency and time for gaps in the Rochester Americans roster to be filled in. The team has two specific needs – a goalie and a forward or two that can score. Leading up to the start of free agency the Amerks have already …
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Qualifying Offers and the Contract Status of 2017/2018 Amerks

There’s less than a week to go until free agency begins on July 1st and the Buffalo Sabres announced they’ll extend qualifying offers to six of nine restricted free agents. The Buffalo Sabres announced that they will not extend offers to Victor Antipin, Jason Kasdorf and Scott Wilson. On July 1st it’s expected that they’ll try …
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Amerks are Bringing Back MacWilliam and Atwal

Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced on Thursday that the team has re-signed defensemen Andrew MacWilliam and Arvin Atwal to one year American Hockey League contracts. MacWilliam will be returning for his second season with the Amerks after establishing himself as a veteran leader on the blue line as a defensive defenseman. In 54 games …
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Zach Redmond Signs Two Year AHL Deal with Rochester

Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed defenseman Zach Redmond to a two-year American Hockey League contract. Redmond is a leader on and off the ice and having him back with the team is a great veteran signing. At the end of the season when I asked him about a personal highlight he …
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Justin Danforth Signs with Rauman Lukko in Finland

Justin Danforth will not be returning to the organization next season, he has signed with Rauman Lukko in Finland. Danforth was named the 2017/2018 ECHL Rookie of the Year playing with the Cincinnati Cyclones. Danforth played five games on an amateur tryout contract with the Rochester Americans at the end of the 2016/2017 season and impressed …
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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 …
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Ullmark Called up; Bailey Suspended; Nylander Stats

The day started off with the news that the Buffalo Sabres have called up Linus Ullmark and it’s likely for him to play some games. Since Ullmark returned from his last call up in the middle of January he’s had a record of 3-6-7 with a .908 save percentage with the Amerks. For the season Ullmark …
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Amerks Have a Tough Weekend Ahead

The Rochester Americans had a rough week and they only practiced. Since Sunday the Buffalo Sabres have called called up Kyle Criscuolo, Brendan Guhle, and Danny O’Regan. Seth Griffith had gone up the week prior. Two of them have been added to the injured list, Criscuolo (4 to 6 weeks) and Griffith (unknown upper body). …
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Seth Griffith Earned the Call Up

The day after the NHL trade deadline the Jason Botterill era has shown yet another sign that things are different. The Buffalo Sabres were in need of a forward when Kyle Okposo’s wife went into labor, they called up Seth Griffith, a leading scorer on the Rochester Americans this season. Seems logical but in the …
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