Amerks sign Simpson to AHL deal

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The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has signed forward Wayne Simpson to a one-year American Hockey League contract.

Simpson enters his sixth pro season in 2018-19 after skating for the Hershey Bears last year. He finished third on the club in scoring with 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) while appearing in all 76 games.

A native of Boxborough, Mass., Simpson has totaled 39 goals and 89 assists for 128 points in 224 career AHL contests with Hershey, Providence and Portland. He has made 187 consecutive regular-season appearances in the AHL, the second-longest active ironman streak in the league.

Simpson also has amassed five goals and 10 assists in 20 career postseason games, helping Providence reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017.