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Amerks off to 2-0 start after back-to-back wins over Syracuse

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Rochester Americans are tied for first in the North Division and first in the AHL after opening the season with back-to-back wins over the Syracuse Crunch this weekend. Rochester's win on Friday was also the first for new Amerks head coach Chris Taylor.

The Amerks have opened the season with two consecutive wins for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign, when they started a perfect 7-0-0-0.

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Sabres acquire Redmond from Montreal

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired defenseman Zach Redmond from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Nicolas Deslauriers. Redmond will report to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

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Sabres assign Malone, Nylander to Rochester

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Sean Malone and Alexander Nylander to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The Sabres now have 25 players (14 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders) on their training camp roster.

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Sabres assign Ullmark to Rochester

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

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Sabres assign Baptiste to Rochester

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward Nicholas Baptiste to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The Sabres now have 32 players (18 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders) on their training camp roster.

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Blackwell, Atwal among players assigned to Amerks camp

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Colin Blackwell and Arvin Atwal received praise from Rochester Americans coach Chris Taylor for their play throughout the Prospects Challenge. It turns out they did enough to earn a chance to play for Taylor in Rochester this season.

Blackwell and Atwal were assigned to Amerks camp on Tuesday morning, along with four players already on AHL deals: Justin Danforth, Anthony Florentino, Alex Kile and Daniel Muzito-Bagenda. The team also released Jake McGrath, Carl Neill and Clint Windsor from their respective tryouts. 

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Chris Taylor named coach of the Rochester Americans

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Sabres.com

Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that Chris Taylor has been named Head Coach of the Rochester Americans. Taylor becomes the 32nd coach and the 12th former Amerk in the 62-year history of the franchise to be appointed to the position.

"We're excited to welcome Chris back to the organization as the next head coach of the Rochester Americans," said Sexton. "He has a proven track record of developing players in the American Hockey League and there's certainly no one more familiar with the organization than Chris."

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Ullmark earns Team MVP honors as Amerks season ends

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Rochester Americans closed out their 61st season this weekend with 67 points (32-41-0-3). They finished in sixth place in the North Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference.

 

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Amerks set for season's final games

by Erica Whyte @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Rochester Americans closed out their final three-in-three of the campaign on Sunday, wrapping another up and down weekend that saw the Amerks host the Hershey Bears and Utica Comets before one last trip north of the border for a North Division showdown against the Toronto Marlies. 

Despite going 2-2-0-0 on the weekend, Rochester enters the final week having won seven of its last 10.

 

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Sabres assign 3 players to Rochester

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Alexander Nylander and Evan Rodrigues, and goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

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