AMERKS SIGN IRWIN AND MACKENZIE TO AHL CONTRACTS
News | 8/21/2014 12:20:47 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS


The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has signed forward Brayden Irwin and defenseman Matt MacKenzie to one-year American Hockey League contracts.

Irwin, 27, appeared in 45 games with the Amerks last season, recording 25 points (7+18) and 21 penalty minutes. He also scored three goals in five Calder Cup Playoff games for Rochester. Prior to joining the Amerks on a professional tryout last season on Jan. 2, Irwin had played in five AHL games for Utica and 21 ECHL games with Stockton and Greenville. The 6-foot-5, 223-pound native of Toronto, Ontario, has played in 116 career AHL games with Toronto, Norfolk, Utica and Rochester, collecting 44 points (15+29) and 78 penalty minutes. In 96 career ECHL games with Reading, Florida, Stockton and Greenville, Irwin has tallied 86 points (42+44) and 96 penalty minutes. Irwin also played in two NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2009-10 season.

MacKenzie, 22, appeared in 64 games with the Amerks last season, recording 10 points (2+8) and 84 penalty minutes to set career-highs in all categories. He also led the team with a +11 rating. In 114 career AHL games with the Amerks, the 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of New Westminster, British Columbia, has registered 18 points (2+16) and 166 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in seven career ECHL contests with Gwinnett and Greenville. MacKenzie was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Amerks 2014-15 Season Tickets, which start as low as just $6 per game, are now on sale. The Amerks are also offering a variety of partial ticket plans, including Half-Season Plans, Freedom Packs, 12-Packs and 6-Packs. For more information, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.

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