Defending champs to play in Nashville

The Milwaukee Admirals, American Hockey League affiliate of the Nashville Predators and the reigning AHL Calder Cup champions, will take on the Rochester Americans on October 16 in a regular-season game at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Face-off is set for 2:00 p.m., and the game is scheduled to be followed by an NHL […]

IceCats sign four to contracts

St. Louis Blues Senior Vice President and General Manager/Worcester IceCats General Manager of Hockey Operations Larry Pleau announced today the IceCats have signed defenseman Mike Mottau and forwards Troy Riddle, Jeff Hoggan, Mark Jerant to AHL contracts. A native of Quincy, Mass., and a former Boston College standout, Mottau skated last season with the Cincinnati […]

Predators sign Suter, Fiddler

The Nashville Predators, parent club of the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, announced today that the club has signed their 2003 first-round draft choice, defenseman Ryan Suter, along with forward Vernon Fiddler. Fiddler was a member of the Admirals’ Calder Cup championship team last season. Suter, 19, was the seventh overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry […]

MacLean returning to Hershey

The Hershey Bears announced today that right wing Cail MacLean and center Greg Barber have signed American Hockey League contracts for the upcoming 2004-05 season. The announcement was made today by Bears President/GM Doug Yingst. MacLean returns to Hershey, where he played in 95 regular-season and 11 playoff games for the Bears from 2001-03. The […]

Road Runners name assistants

One of the most popular players in Edmonton Oilers history returns to Edmonton as Kelly Buchberger was named an assistant coach with the Edmonton Road Runners on Wednesday. Buchberger is one of two assistants named to Geoff Ward’s coaching staff for the upcoming 2004-05 season, as Joe Paterson will return for his second full season […]

Griffins bring back Sloan

The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday signed right wing Blake Sloan. Sloan, 29, has played 290 games in the National Hockey League since 1998, totaling 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) and 162 penalty minutes for the Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets. After helping lead Team USA to the championship of the […]

Cameron introduced in Binghamton

Dave Cameron, named the new head coach of the Binghamton Senators on Aug. 25, was formally introduced to the Binghamton community on Tuesday afternoon at a press conference before a crowd of media and local dignitaries. Cameron comes to the B-Sens from the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where his […]

Blue Jackets claim Panzer

The Syracuse Crunch announced today that the Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed center Jeff Panzer off waivers from the St. Louis Blues. Panzer, 26, has appeared in 210 AHL games over three seasons, recording 62 goals and 84 assists for 146 points with the Worcester IceCats. The Grand Forks, N.D., native appeared in 60 games […]

Flames sign Centomo

The Calgary Flames, a parent team of the AHL’s Lowell Lock Monsters, announced today the signing of goaltender Sebastien Centomo. Centomo played the 2003-04 season with the St. John’s Maple Leafs, appearing in 39 games and posting a 13-17-4 record with two shutouts. The 23-year-old Centomo was 32-34-9 in 83 appearances with St. John’s over […]

Monarchs re-sign Giuliano, Welch

The Manchester Monarchs on Tuesday agreed to terms on one-year contracts with left wing Jeff Giuliano and right wing Dan Welch. Giuliano, 25, was the only Monarch to appear in all 80 games last season, recording 20 points (6g, 14a) and 16 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound native of Nashua, N.H., was also honored with […]