Amerks sign Strachan to AHL contract

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The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year American Hockey League contract.

Strachan, 31, appeared in 67 AHL games with the Iowa Wild last season, recording 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) and 68 penalty minutes. He also played in two NHL contests with the Minnesota Wild.

In 2014-15, Strachan spent the entire season with the Buffalo Sabres, collecting five assists and 44 penalty minutes in 46 games.

In 186 career NHL games with St. Louis, Florida, Washington, Buffalo and Minnesota, Strachan has registered one goal, 19 assists and 199 PIM. In 343 regular-season games in the AHL with Albany, Peoria, San Antonio, Hershey and Iowa, he has recorded 17 goals and 83 assists for 100 points.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Melfort, Sask., was originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.