American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start date of the 2020-21 season to February 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. The AHL continues to work with its member clubs to monitor developments and
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The Chicago Wolves have signed defenseman Cavan Fitzgerald and forward Colin Markison to American Hockey League contracts for the 2020-21 season. Both Fitzgerald and Markison spent the 2019-20 season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, skating for new Wolves head coach Ryan Warsofsky. Fitzgerald appeared in 25 games with Charlotte last season, collecting two goals and
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Calvin Thurkauf to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season. Thurkauf, 23, posted nine goals and 17 assists for a career-best 26 points in 53 games with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters last season, his third pro campaign. Thurkauf also made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets,
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The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with forward Jansen Harkins on a two-year contract. Harkins, 23, was voted team MVP for the Manitoba Moose in 2019-20 after registering 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists) in 30 games before spending the second half of the season with the Jets. Harkins, who also participated in the
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The New Jersey Devils have re-signed right wing Nick Merkley to a one-year, two-way contract. Merkley, 23, recorded 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 points in 54 AHL games split between Binghamton and Tucson last season. He added one goal and one assist in four games with New Jersey after being acquired in a
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The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Louie Belpedio to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season. Belpedio, 24, played 62 games with the AHL’s Iowa Wild last season and registered five goals and 15 assists for 20 points, while ranking third among AHL defensemen with 102 penalty minutes. Entering his third pro season out
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Oct 23, 2020 By AJ Manderichio/SanDiegoGulls.com Vinni Lettieri’s hockey roots run deep. For starters, one of the newest members of the Anaheim Ducks organization grew up in Excelsior, MN., just 15 miles south of downtown Minneapolis. Hockey is ubiquitous with the state of Minnesota, and Lettieri made his mark. He posted 95 points in two
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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goaltender Antoine Bibeau to a one-year, two-way contract. Bibeau was limited by injury to four games in 2019-20, two with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles and two with the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. In 184 regular-season games in the AHL over six seasons with Colorado, San Jose and Toronto, Bibeau has a
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The Florida Panthers have signed forward Scott Wilson to a one-year, two-way contract. Wilson tallied 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 37 AHL games with the Rochester Americans last season, his sixth pro campaign. He also skated in six games with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, recording one goal and one assist. A
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The Cleveland Monsters have signed defenseman Thomas Schemitsch to an American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season. A fifth-year pro, Schemitsch has spent the last four seasons with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds. In 2019-20, he tallied four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 57 contests. Originally a third-round pick by Florida in
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