Bylsma joins AHL Ducks as assistant

Dan Bylsma has been hired as an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He will serve as an assistant to Brad Shaw, who returns for his third season as head coach of the American Hockey League club. Bylsma, 34, joins the coaching ranks after playing 12 professional seasons, […]

Flinn, Garon sign with Monarchs

The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, on Monday announced that right wing Ryan Flinn and goaltender Mathieu Garon have signed American Hockey League contracts for the 2004-05 season. Flinn, 24, recorded eight points (3g, 5a) and 164 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Monarchs last season. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound […]

Wolves sign three

The Chicago Wolves have signed forwards Kip Brennan, Ben Simon and J.P. Vigier, all of whom played with the Wolves’ National Hockey League affiliate, the Atlanta Thrashers, last season. Simon registered his first three NHL goals in 52 games with Atlanta last season after being acquired from the Nashville Predators on Dec. 2. The Shaker […]

Moose sign Green, Naumenko

The Manitoba Moose have signed center Josh Green and defenseman Nick Naumenko to professional tryout contracts. Green, 27, appeared in 50 NHL games last season with the Calgary Flames and the New York Rangers, combining for five goals and six assists for 11 points. In 36 games with the Flames, Green scored two goals and […]

Perrin, Ulmer sign with Bears

The Hershey Bears announced today that center Eric Perrin and right wing Jeff Ulmer have signed American Hockey League contracts with the club for the 2004-05 season. The announcement was made by Bears President/GM Doug Yingst. Perrin led Hershey in scoring during 2003-04 with 21 goals and 54 assists for 75 points, and was leading […]

Rampage sign five, add Charron to staff

San Antonio Rampage Director of Hockey Operations Matt Loughran announced on Sunday that the club has signed goaltenders Travis Scott and Patrick DesRochers, forwards Josh Olson and Serge Payer and defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski to AHL contracts for the 2004-05 season. The parent Florida Panthers also announced that assistant coach Guy Charron has been named associate […]

AHL announces standings, shootout formats

The American Hockey League today announced the new standings format to be utilized for the upcoming 2004-05 preseason and regular season. The new format includes a column labeled “SOL” for shootout losses. Beginning in 2004-05, the AHL has implemented a shootout for games which are tied at the end of a five-minute sudden-death overtime period. […]

Former AHL coach Reay dies at 86

Billy Reay, the first head coach of the Rochester Americans who would go on to become one of the winningest coaches in NHL history, has died at the age of 86. Reay coached just three seasons in the AHL, but reached the Calder Cup Final each year and won a championship with the Buffalo Bisons […]

AHL coaches meet to discuss standards

An AHL Coaches Workshop, attended by coaches from all 28 American Hockey League teams took place in Springfield, Mass., on Wednesday. The primary purpose of the workshop, the first such meeting in recent memory, was to allow the AHL to communicate the league’s new playing standards directly to its teams’ coaching staffs, who will use […]