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Chris Taylor

Recap: Luukkonen Helps Earn A Point in Another Loss

The Rochester Americans officially reached the halfway point of their season Friday night by forcing overtime and earning a point in a shootout loss to the Cleveland Monsters. The bad news is that Rochester is on a five game losing streak and has lost nine of their last 12 games. The worst stretch of the …
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Recap: Amerks Panicked as Belleville Scored on Turnovers

The Rochester Americans are in a tough spot right now and they know it. Friday night the team gave up a 5-1 loss to the Belleville Senators. What happened? Take your pick as to the reason. Defensive lapses, turnovers, goaltending, lack of scoring, composure, and even some panicking. Unfortunately the worst game of the season …
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Johansson and Pilut Selected for AHL All-Star Classic

Goalie Jonas Johansson and defenseman Lawrence Pilut will join Chris Taylor in representing the Rochester Americans at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic in Ontario, California. The fourth year goalie is having his best season as a pro and the second year defenseman will get another shot at attending the event. Johansson is second in the …
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Chris Taylor to Coach at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic

Chris Taylor has secured the North Division coaching berth for the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic. Taylor will be Rochester’s first All-Star coach since John Tortorella in 1997. AHL All-Star coaches are selected based on the team with the best record in each of the four divisions at the end of play on December 31. The …
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Casey Mittelstadt Assigned to Rochester

The Buffalo Sabres made a somewhat surprising move Sunday evening when they announced that Casey Mittelstadt was assigned to the Rochester Americans. He had been a healthy scratch for the Buffalo Sabres in three out of their last four games. The surprising part of the move is that the Sabres actually made it. He will …
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Recap: Another Win and Some Returning Players

Another one bites the dust. That’s the song that has played after every Rochester Americans home win and it was played again Wednesday night after the team held off the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 4-2. The Amerks improved to 16-4-2-2, they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games, and so far this season …
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Recap: Overtime Loss to Toronto but the Point Streak Continues

The good news is that the Rochester Americans have points in nine straight games and haven’t lost a game in regulation since October 30th. The bad news is that they gave up points in the overtime loss to a division rival. It’s not really all that bad considering the fact that Rochester played with 10 …
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Preview: Rochester Hosts Toronto, Two Best 5v5 Teams in the League

The storyline is continuing for another season – the Rochester Americans and Toronto Marlies battle for the top of the North Division. Tonight is the first of six regular season games between the two teams.┬áLast season the Amerks finished with a 5-1-0-0 record during the regular season against Toronto before being swept by them in …
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Practice Update: Paper Moves, Pilut Returns, Four Others Cleared

It’s officially October and the Rochester Americans had a full team practice early Tuesday afternoon with 28 players on the ice. This biggest news was that Gord Dineen assumed head coaching duties this morning on an interim basis after Chris Taylor was called up to Buffalo. Don Granato is out on medical leave with pneumonia. …
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Updated: Gord Dineen Assumes Head Coaching Duties of Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres announced this morning that Assistant Coach Don Granato has been hospitalized with severe pneumonia and will be taking a medical leave from the team. While he recovers here are some temporary moves: Rochester Americans Head Coach Chris Taylor will go to Buffalo to assist the Sabres coaching staff in the interim. Current …
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