Ducks dabble in DiPenta

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, parent club of the AHL’s Portland Pirates, announced Thursday that they have has signed unrestricted free-agent defenseman Joe DiPenta to a one-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deals were disclosed. DiPenta, 26, played for the Manitoba Moose in 2004-05, earning two goals, 10 assists and 48 […]

Flames sign five

The Calgary Flames, parent club of the AHL’s Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, announced today the signings of defenseman Zenith Komarniski, left wing Craig MacDonald, left wing David Moss, right wing Brantt Myhres and Cam Severson. As per club policy, terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed. Komarniski, who turns 27 on Aug. 13, played […]

Blue Jackets sign Simon

The Syracuse Crunch announced today that the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Ben Simon to a one-year contract. Simon, 27, appeared in 53 games with the Chicago Wolves last season, recording 11 goals, 10 assists and 58 penalty minutes. In 214 career AHL games with Chicago and Milwaukee, Simon has tallied 38 goals, 53 […]

Griffins name Paek assistant coach

The Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League on Thursday named Jim Paek as the team’s assistant coach. He will serve alongside head coach Greg Ireland as the Griffins prepare to open their 10th-anniversary season on Oct. 8. Paek, 38, won consecutive Stanley Cup championships as a defenseman with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 […]

Rangers agree to terms with Rullier

The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent defenseman Joe Rullier. Rullier, 25, appeared in 71 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League last season, registering three goals and 13 assists for 16 points, along with a […]

AHL announces rules package for 2005-06

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors convened via conference call on Wednesday and approved a series of rule changes for the 2005-06 season. “The changes implemented by the AHL last season were successful in increasing the flow of the game and generating additional offensive opportunities, and the NHL’s recent revisions to […]

Saffan named Bridgeport president

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have named Howard Saffan president. Saffan, 45, will oversee all aspects of the operation of the team with a focus on community involvement and creating more of a family-friendly environment. “Sound Tigers hockey will be more of a fun, interactive and exciting product that can be shared by everyone in the […]

Kings sign Cammalleri, Hauser, Wilford

The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with restricted free-agent forward Michael Cammalleri and goaltender Adam Hauser, and a two-year contract with unrestricted free-agent defenseman Marty Wilford. Cammalleri, 23, appeared in 79 games during the 2004-05 season with the Kings’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, recording an AHL-best […]

Oilers announce agreement with Iowa

The Edmonton Oilers have announced a new affiliation agreement with the American Hockey League’s Iowa Stars for the 2005-06 season. Oilers assistant general manager Scott Howson says, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Dallas for the upcoming season. They are a first-class organization with a strong commitment towards development in Iowa.” With the […]

Phantoms’ Stafford retires

The reigning Calder Cup champion Philadelphia Phantoms today announced the retirement of center Ben Stafford, who has enrolled at Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “I’ve always wanted to enter medicine and I think this is the right time for me,” said Stafford, who attended Yale University from 1997-2001. “I consider myself […]