AHL, Amerks remember Gerry Ehman

The Rochester Americans will honor the memory of Amerk Hall of Fame right wing Gerry Ehman with a moment of silence prior to tonight’s American Hockey League game between the Amerks and the Cleveland Barons.

Ehman died Tuesday at the age of 73 after a battle with lung cancer.

As a player, Ehman was a two-time Calder Cup winner with the Amerks (1964-65 and 1965-66) and also captured a Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1963-64.

Ehman played parts of 11 seasons in the AHL with St. Louis, Springfield, Hershey and Rochester. He was a First Team AHL All-Star selection in 1958, 1964 and 1966, as well as a Second Team selection in 1961.

In 659 career AHL games, Ehman totaled 311 goals (15th all-time), 365 assists (36th) and 676 points (25th). He captured the John B. Sollenberger Trophy in 1963-64 when he led the AHL in scoring with 85 points.

Ehman played for the Amerks from 1960-67 and was a two-time captain. He scored 30 or more goals in six of seven seasons and also notched 85-plus points in three seasons. In Amerks franchise history, he still ranks third in goals (237) and assists (283) and fourth in points (520). He was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 1987 and was named to the Amerks’ 50th Anniversary Team earlier this season.

The native of Cudworth, Sask., is survived by his wife, Lorraine, and four children: Dale, Bryan, Bruce and Teresa.