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2018-19 SEASON IN REVIEW

Overall Record – 46-23-5-2 (99 points)                         Second in the North Division
Home Record – 21-14-2-1 (45 points)                           Third in the Eastern Conference
Road Record – 25-9-3-1 (54 points)                              Third in the American Hockey League

Season W L OTL SOL PTS PTS % Home PTS % Road PTS % GF GA PP % PK % SF SA
2017-18 37 22 11 6 91 .599 .553 .645 234 221 18.3 84.1 2,321 2,334
2018-19 46 23 5 2 99 .651 .592 .711 254 218 20.4 81.7 2,503 2,187
Change +9 -1 -6 -4 +8 +0.52 +.039 +.066 +20 -3 +2.1 -2.4 +182 -147

Top Team Notes

  • The Amerks improved in a nearly every statistical category from the 2017-18 season, such as:
    • Nine more wins
    • Seven fewer overtime losses
    • Eight more standings points
    • An increased points percentage of 0.52% along with a 0.39% increase at home
    • Improving road points percentage to .711%
    • Scoring 20 more goals
    • Allowing three fewer goals allowed
    • Improved power-play unit percentage, a difference of 2.1%
  • The 7-1 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds on Feb. 16 was the largest margin of victory while the 7-5 victory against the Binghamton Devils were both the season-high in goals.
  • The Amerks allowed a season-high nine goals and allowed five goals or more on 14 separate occasions.
    • The 9 goals allowed in a 9-4 loss in Springfield on Nov. 16 were the season-high in goals allowed.
    • The 9-4 defeat to the Thunderbirds on Nov. 16 and a 6-1 loss on Apr. 5 were the largest margin of defeat.
  • Rochester was involved in seven shutouts during the campaign with six of the seven coming against North Division teams.
    • Five of the seven shutouts this season were at The Blue Cross Arena while the club was involved with a pair of 1-0 games.
    • The Amerks were shutout twice.
    • Scott Wedgewood earned all five of the Amerks shutouts this season while taking the loss in the other two games which Rochester was held off the scoresheet.
      • Made 20 saves in a 4-0 win vs. Utica on Oct. 26 for first his shutout as Amerk
      • Stopped all 30 shots he faced in 3-0 victory vs. Utica on Mar. 13 for his AHL career-best fifth shutout of the season.


  • The Amerks held their opponents to just one shot on goal in the second period (Mar. 29 vs. Laval) while also allowing a season-low 15 shots to the Rocket on Jan. 5
  • Rochester topped the 40-shot mark nine times while allowing 40 shots or more two different occasions.
    • Rochester posted a season-high 51 shots (on two separate occasions) at Lehigh Valley on Jan. 19 then again six days later vs. Utica on Jan. 25.
    • The Amerks allowed a season-high 43 shots in Cleveland on Dec. 14.
  • When outshooting the opposition this season, the Amerks held a 29-15-3-1 record, which included a 19-5-1-1 record while on the road.
  • 10 of Rochester’s 46 wins this season came on Wednesday, including a 3-0-0-0 on the road.
  • The club had a pair of eight-plus game point streaks over the campaign.
    • Rochester posted a season-long 10-game point streak from Jan. 12 to Feb. 8., where they outscored the opposition 40-25 during that time.
    • After dropping the first two games of the slate, the Amerks responded with a season-high five-game win streak, which also included an eight-game point streak to close out the month of October.
  • After appearing in a league-high 29 games that were decided beyond regulation (most in the AHL since the Milwaukee Admirals established the record during the 2005-06 slate) in 2017-18, the Amerks played in 17 contests in the extra frame this season.
    • The team started off winning six of the first eight games that went beyond regulation.
    • Rochester showed a record of 5-5 in the extra period and a 5-2 record during shootouts.
  • A total 13 of different Amerks earned recalls to the Buffalo Sabres.
    • Excluding Scott Wedgewood, who was recalled twice but never saw any game action, five made their Sabres debuts, while three skated in their first-career NHL game forward Victor Olofsson (six-year pro) and defensemen Will Borgen (first-year pro) and Lawrence Pilut (six-year pro)
    • Also, three notched their first-career goal(s) with the big club – Victor Olofsson, C.J. Smith, and Lawrence Pilut.

  • A total of 44 different players appeared in at least one game with the Amerks this season and 20 players made their Rochester debuts.
    • 11 of the 44 to dress were rookies.
      • Of those 11, four made their professional debuts while three others made their North American debut.
  • After failing to produce a 20-goal scorer last season for just the second time in franchise history, the Amerks had six different players to have reached the mark by the season’s end, something Rochester hasn’t done since the 1996-97 campaign when the team had seven.
  • Also this season, Rochester had three players reach the 50-point mark for the first time in their respective careers; Victor Olofsson (30+33=63), C.J. Smith (28+30=58), Zach Redmond (21+29=50).
  • Victor Olofsson took his first season in North America by storm as he paced the club in goals (30), assists (33) and points (63) in 66 games.
    • First Amerks skater to score 30 goals in a season since Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville both reached the mark during the 2004-05 campaign.
    • Finished tied for eighth in the AHL in goals and 14th among the league’s top point-getters in overall scoring. 
    • Earned CCM/AHL Player of the Month for October.
    • Made his NHL debut on Mar. 28 and notched an assist on Jack Eichel’s 100th career goal while becoming the 500th different Sabre to play in a game for Buffalo.
    • Tallied his first-career goal in the NHL against New York (NYI), becoming the first Sabre to record two points (1+1) through his first two NHL games since Casey Mittelstadt in 2017-18.
  • Zach Redmond returned for a second-season in Rochester and established career-highs in nearly all offensive categories; goals (21), points (50) and shots (200) in 58 games.
    • Set the franchise record for goals by a defenseman and becoming the first blueliner in team history to score 20 in a season.
    • Concluded the year with 20 points (5+15) over his final 21 games, which included six multi-point games during that span.
    • Winner as the American Hockey League’s Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman
      • The third in team history and first since AHL Hall of Famer Steve Kraftcheck (1959) and Hockey Hall of Famer Al Arbour (1965)
    • Voted a First Team AHL All-Star this season following a Second Team selection in 2017-18.
  • In his second season in Rochester, C.J. Smith, assembled a career-year for himself in 2018-19, setting career-highs in goals (28), assists (30) and points (58) through 62 games.
    • Amassed 41 points (22+19) over his last 41 games dating back to Dec. 5.
    • Finished with a plus-26 on-ice rating, good enough for 10th in the league.
    • Tied a career-high with a four-point night (3+1) – including his second-career hat trick – and had a team-high seven shots in Rochester’s 5-1 win at Toronto on Jan. 12.
    • Scored his first NHL goal in Buffalo’s 5-1 win over NHL on Jan. 8.
      • Became the first Iowan to complete the feat.

  • Midseason acquisition Taylor Leier helped boost the Amerks roster.
    • Leier finished the regular season with 23 points (12+11) in 35 games with Rochester while adding an assist in three playoff games.
    • During a span of seven games, Leier tallied nine points (6+3) from Mar. 2 through Mar. 15 before closing the slate with five points (2+3) over his final five contests.
  • The Amerks had 11 games where they recorded multiple power-play goals over the course of the season, which also featured a span where they went 7-for-16 (43.8 %) from Dec. 26 to Dec. 29.
  • Rochester tallied a season-high four goals with the man-advantage in the 6-1 win vs. Utica as they were 4-for-5 (80.0%).
  • The Amerks finished the season with a 25.0% success rate on the man-advantage away from The Blue Cross Arena, which was second-best in the AHL.
    • In eight straight road games from Dec. 8 to Jan. 18, the Amerks enjoyed their most successful run as they went 13-for-34 (38.2%).

  • Rochester started the calendar year by not allowing the opposition to record multiple power-play goals in the same game from Jan. 2 until Feb. 20, going 59-for-63 (93.7%) during that span.
  • Rochester finished with a 35-15-3-1 (74 points) record against North Division rivals and were 11-8-2-1 (25 points) versus other Eastern Conference foes.
    • The Amerks were 19-6-2-0 while on the road against divisional opponents.
  • The Amerks scored the first goal in 44 of their 76 games and showed a 33-6-4-1 mark when doing so.
  • Rochester was 30-1-3-1 when leading after two periods and were 14-0-3-0 on visitor’s ice.
  • The Amerks led the AHL with eight wins when trailing after 40 minutes of play for the second straight season, as they boasted a record of 8-18-2-1.
  • The Amerks averaged 5,171 in attendance per game at The Blue Cross Arena.
    • The club had five games where they had 7,000-plus fans in attendance at the BCA.
    • The largest home crowd (8,367) this season at The BCA came as the club host the Binghamton Devils on Fan Appreciation Night on Apr. 12.

Top Individual/Player Notes

Head Coach Chris Taylor

  • Became the first bench boss to lead his team to the 40-win mark since Benoit Groulx (44) in the 2009-10 season.
  • Reached the 30-win mark for the second straight year, becoming the first Amerks head coach to lead his team to 30 or more wins in each of his first two seasons behind the bench. 
  • Earned his first-career AHL victory behind the Amerks bench in a 3-1 Opening Night win versus the Syracuse Crunch as the Amerks opened their 62nd AHL season on Oct. 6, 2017.
  • Led the Amerks to their sixth playoff appearance in the last 10 seasons as the club posted a 46-23-5-2 record.

Rasmus Asplund

  • Finished first season with the Amerks posting 41 points (10+31) in 75 games with Rochester.
  • Was named the Amerks Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Player.
  • Played in three Calder Cup Playoff games, notching 10 shots.
    • Made AHL playoff debut in a 4-1 loss Apr. 19 vs Toronto.
  • Had a season-long five-game point streak (4+5) from Mar. 8 to Mar. 15
  • Totaled seven points (3+4) over three straight multi-point performances while helping the club to three consecutive wins from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10.
  • Netted first AHL multi-goal game in 5-0 win vs. Bridgeport on Mar. 8.
  • Appeared in 200th pro game in Rochester’s Dec. 22 contest versus Hartford.
  • Recorded a career-high three assists and was a plus-2 in a 5-2 win over Utica on Dec. 5.
  • Scored first AHL goal and added an assist for his first multi-point game in a 4-3 come-from-behind win at Hartford on Nov. 18.
  • Netted first point as an Amerk with an assist at Utica on Oct. 17.
  • Made AHL/Amerks debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Will Borgen

  • Appeared in 71 games first full professional season tallying 14 points (3+11) in 71 games with Rochester.
  • Skated in four contests with the Buffalo Sabres
    • Made his NHL debut Mar. 26 at Ottawa
  • Played in three Calder Cup Playoff games, notching three shots.
    • Made professional postseason debut on Apr. 19 vs. Toronto
  • Recorded his first multi-point game with a pair of assists in a 5-0 win over Bridgeport on Mar. 8 vs. Bridgeport
  • Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from Oct.19 to Oct. 26.
  • Scored his first professional goal at Belleville on Oct. 20.
  • Recorded his first pro point with an assist against Toronto on Oct. 19.

Eric Cornel

  • Only Amerk to appear in all 76 regular-season games while establishing career-highs in both assists (13) and points (22).
  • Tied his career-high in goals (9) by netting the game-winner with 1:36 remaining in regulation in a 6-4 win at Binghamton on Mar. 30, securing the Amerks their second straight playoff berth.

Kyle Criscuolo

  • Skated in 43 games in second season with Rochester adding 20 points (6+14).
    • Missed 14 contests (Feb. 9 to Mar. 10) and 19 more tilts (Oct. 27 to Dec. 19) due to injuries.
  • Served as one of the team’s alternative captains.

Jack Dougherty

  • Appeared in 56 games during first season with Rochester collecting 12 points (2+10) and a personal-best on-ice plus-minus rating of plus-15.
  • Scored his first goal as an Amerk and tallied an assist for a two-point night against Utica on Nov. 23.
  • Notched his first point as an Amerk with an assist and was plus-3 against Syracuse on Oct. 10
  • Made his Amerks debut against Charlotte on Oct. 6.

Remi Elie

  • Dressed 25 games with Rochester and 16 with Buffalo.
    • Registered 14 points (8+6) with the Amerks and nine shots with the Sabres.
  • Had a five-game point streak (4+2) from Feb. 16 to Feb. 27.
  • Scored his first goal as an Amerk and later added an assist to factor in on both Rochester goals in a 5-2 loss at Cleveland on Feb. 12.
  • Made his Amerks debut against Syracuse on Feb. 6.

Casey Fitzgerald

  • After completing a four-year collegiate career at Boston College (H-East), joined the Amerks, adding three points (1+2) in four games.
  • Scored his first pro goal in the 4-2 season-ending win at Belleville on Apr. 14.
  • Recorded the first two points of his pro career with a pair of assists and was plus-three with one shot in his professional debut at Binghamton on Mar. 30.

Kurt Gosselin 

  • Played eight regular-season games with Rochester (AHL), seven with Cincinnati (ECHL) and 25 at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (WHCA).
  • Played in three Calder Cup Playoff games, notching two shots.
    • Made professional postseason debut in a 4-1 loss on Apr. 19 vs Toronto.
  • Closed out the regular season with an assist in each of the final three games for Rochester.
  • Notched first point as an Amerk with an assist against Binghamton on Apr. 12.
  • Made AHL debut against Lehigh Valley on Mar. 27, recording one shot.
  • Notched seven points on five goals and two assists in seven games with the Cyclones.
  • Scored twice for his pro multi-goal game, including the game-winning tally, in a 4-1 win over Wheeling on Mar. 20.
  • Recorded his first pro assist against Kalamazoo on Mar. 16.
  • Netted first pro goal – the game-winner – in his professional debut and had six shots in a 5-4 win over Fort Wayne on Mar. 13.

Brandon Hickey 

  • Skated in 38 games in first professional season with Rochester, tallying nine points (1+8).
  • Had a three-game assist streak (0+3) from Mar. 29 to Apr. 6.
  • Recorded first pro assist at Syracuse on Dec. 8.
  • Scored first pro goal at Belleville on Oct. 20.
  • Made professional debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Taylor Leier 

  • Finished fourth pro season with 42 points (22+20) between the Amerks and Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
  • 22 goals during the regular season set a career-best and reached the 40-point mark for the second time in career.
  • Tallied 23 points (12+11) in 35 games in Rochester after being acquired by the Buffalo on Jan. 17 from Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Justin Bailey.
  • Added one assist in three post season games along with one shot.
  • Had 16 points (9+7) over his final 20 games.
  • Celebrated 300th pro game with a two-goal effort at Binghamton on Mar. 9.
  • Scored first goal as an Amerk against Binghamton on Jan. 23.
  • Made Amerks debut against his former team in a 3-2 shootout loss at Lehigh Valley on Jan. 19.

Andrew MacWilliam 

  • Appeared in 66 games in second season in Rochester, chipping in 10 points (3+7).
  • Played in three Calder Cup Playoff games, notching one shot.
  • Began the New Year by scoring his first goal as an Amerk – and first since Apr. 6, 2016 as a member of the Manitoba Moose – in a 5-4 shootout win over Bridgeport on Jan. 2.
  • Served as one of the team’s alternative captains.

Sean Malone

  • Finished his second pro season with 13 points (4+9) in 38 games with Rochester.
  • Missed four games (Mar. 10- Mar.16), 16 games (Jan. 12-Feb. 20) and first 12 games of the season all due to injury.
  • Appeared in 100th AHL game at Utica on Feb. 27.
  • Scored a goal while appearing in 100th professional game against Belleville on Feb. 23.

Alexander Nylander 

  • Started season with Rochester notching career-highs in both goals (12) and points (31) before concluding slate with Buffalo adding a pair of goals and two assists in 12 contests.
  • Scored in consecutive games for Buffalo and recorded points in a career-best three straight games (2+2) with the Sabres with a goal at Montreal on Mar. 23.
  • Netted first goal of the season for Buffalo against Toronto on Mar. 20, giving him points in back-to-back NHL games for the first time in pro career.
  • Recorded first career NHL multi-point game with a pair of assists in Buffalo’s 4-3 shootout win over St. Louis on Mar. 17.
  • Notched seven points (4+3) in final six games with Rochester which featured a four-goal scoring streak (4+2) from Mar. 2 to Mar. 9.
  • Set a new career-high in goals (11) and points (28) with his first-period goal in the 5-0 win over Bridgeport on Mar. 8.

Danny O’Regan 

  • Amassed 48 points (20+28) in 70 games with Rochester and two shots in one contest with Buffalo.
  • Recipient of the Fairand/O’Neil Sportsmanship Award.
  • Played in three Calder Cup Playoff games, notching three shots.
  • Became the fifth different Amerk this season to reach the 20-goal mark with a power-play tally against Laval on Mar. 29.
  • Fourth player this season to reach the 40-point mark with an assist at Charlotte on Mar.15.
  • Recorded 100th career AHL point on his second point of the night (1+1) in a 6-3 win over Syracuse on Oct. 10.

Andrew Oglevie 

  • Appeared in 28 games with the Amerks while adding 10 points (5+5).
    • Missed the final 11 games of the regular season (Mar. 23 to Apr. 14) and 29 additional games (Dec. 1 to Feb. 12) due to injury.
  • Recorded first pro multi-point game with a goal and an assist and was named the game’s first star in a 5-1 win over Binghamton on Feb. 17.
  • Scored first pro goal in a 3-2 overtime win over Syracuse on Nov. 9.
  • Made professional debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Victor Olofsson 

  • Recipient of the team’s Scoring Champion Award after leading the team with 30 goals, 33 assists and 63 points through 66 games.
    • Finished tied for eighth in the AHL in goals and 14th in overall scoring among the league’s top point-getters.
    • First Amerk to score 30 in a season since Thomas Vanek (42) and Jason Pominville (30) both reached the mark during the 2004-05 campaign Skated in three in additional contest with Sabres.
  • Posted first multi-point game at the NHL level with a goal and an assist against Ottawa on Apr. 4
  • Recorded first NHL goal in Buffalo’s 5-1 loss at New York (NYI) on Mar. 30. 
  • Tallied first NHL point with an assist on Jack Eichel’s 100th career goal in his NHL debut against Detroit on Mar. 28.
    • Was the 500th different player to play for the Sabres either during the regular season or playoffs
  • Appeared in all three 2018 Calder Cup Playoff games, notching three shots.
    • Made AHL playoff debut in a 4-1 loss Apr. 19 vs Toronto.
  • First Amerk this season to reach the 50-point mark – and the first since Cole Schneider in 2016-17 – with his second of two goals at Binghamton on Mar. 9.
  • Recorded first pro hat trick to go with an assist and was plus-3 in a 7-1 rout of Springfield on Feb. 8
    • Completed the hat trick by scoring three different ways (once at even strength, once on the power-play and once shorthanded) and had the game-winner.
  • Named the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for October with a league-leading 15 points (5+10) in 10 games during the month, which included four straight multi-point efforts
  • Earned first multi-goal game and had two assists for a four-point night at Utica on Oct. 17.
  • Honored the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for period ending Oct. 14 after recording seven points (3+4) – including two dramatic game-winners – as Rochester went a perfect 3-0-0-0 with wins over Syracuse and Bridgeport (2).
  • Scored first AHL goal to go along with two assists and was named the game’s second star in a 6-3 win over Syracuse on Oct. 10.
  • Recorded first point as an Amerk with an assist and had a team-high five shots in his AHL debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Nathan Paetsch 

  • Named the Amerks AHL Man of the Year and the recipient of McCulloch Trophy for his dedicated service to the Rochester community throughout the season for the second straight year.
  • Served as one of the team’s assistant captains.
  • Finished his 16th season of pro hockey and sixth in Rochester as he added three points (1+2) in 11 games.
  • Had two points (1+1) in the 6-4 playoff-clinching win at Binghamton on Mar. 30, marking his first goal since Dec. 15, 2016 at Chicago.
  • Recorded first point of the season with an assist in a 4-2 win over Laval on Mar. 29.
  • Made season debut at Binghamton on Dec. 1.

Lawrence Pilut

  • Appeared in 30 games with the Amerks while finishing third among blueliners with four goals, 22 assists and 26 points.
  • Played in 33 contests with Buffalo chipping in six points (1+5).
  • Skated in all three 2018 Calder Cup Playoff games, notching four shots.
    • Made AHL playoff debut in a 4-1 loss Apr. 19 vs Toronto.
  • Named to the North Division All-Star roster for the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield, which was held Jan. 27-28 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. 
  • Scored first NHL goal, which was also his 100th pro point, in Buffalo’s 5-1 rout over New Jersey on Jan. 8.
  • Notched his first NHL point with an assist against Philadelphia on Dec. 8.
  • Logged 12:48 of ice time in his NHL debut in Buffalo’s 3-2 overtime loss at Florida on Nov. 30.
  • Totaled nine points (1+8) over a season-long seven-game point streak to open the month of November (Nov. 2- Nov. 18).
  • Appeared in his 200th pro game at Bridgeport on Nov. 14.
  • Scored first goal as an Amerk and added an assist for a two-point night in his AHL debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Kevin Porter 

  • Completed 11th professional season and fourth with Amerks
  • Ranked fourth in assists (29) and eighth in points (39) in 58 games.
  • Added two points (1+1) during the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs.
  • Served as team captain for the third time in Rochester career.
  • Posted a season-long six-game point streak (1+7) from Mar. 27 to Apr. 8 and had 11 points (2+9) over final 12 games of the regular-season.
  • Notched 100th assist as an Amerk at Cleveland on Apr. 8.
  • Skated in 700th professional game against Binghamton on Jan. 2.
  • Posted a career-long seven-game point streak (2+5) from Oct. 17 to Nov. 3.
  • Recorded 300th AHL point with an assist against Hershey on Nov. 2.

Tyler Randell 

  • Skated in 36 games in first season with Rochester, adding seven points (3+4).
  • Record first assist as Amerk on the lone goal in 5-1 loss to Hartford on Dec. 22.
  • Appeared in his 300th AHL game against Binghamton on 12/12.
  • Scored first goal for Rochester in a 4-3 win at Syracuse on Dec. 8.
  • Made Amerks debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Zach Redmond

  • Recipient of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman.
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Most Popular Player.
  • Named to the 2018-19 AHL First All-Star Team, becoming the first defenseman to earn AHL year-end honors in back-to-back seasons since Terry Hollinger (1995-96 and 1996-97).
  • Led all AHL defensemen with a franchise-record 21 goals and 200 shots while ranking third with a career-high 50 points.
  • Tied for the AHL lead with Victor Olofsson with nine game-winning goals and finished 13th with 10 power-play tallies.
  • Named to the North Division All-Star roster for the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield, which was held Jan. 27-28 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.
  • Reached the 50-point mark for the first time in his pro career with an assist and was plus-three at Syracuse on Apr. 6.
  • Scored in after missing 11 games (Jan. 25 to Feb. 17) against Cleveland on Feb. 20 and had eight shots, becoming the first defenseman in team history to reach the 20-goal mark.
    • Also became just the fourth AHL defenseman in 10 years to score 20 goals in a season (Johnny Boychuk, 2008-09).
  • Set the new single-season franchise record for goals by a defenseman in just his 41st game with team-leading 19th goal of the season – and AHL-best eighth game-winner – and had two assists against Binghamton on Jan. 23.
  • Scored twice to tie the single-season franchise record for goals by a defenseman (18) and added two assists for a career-high four-point night with seven shots in a 5-4 win at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 18.
  • Established a new career-high with his 16th goal of the season – and seventh on the power-play – in a 2-1 loss at Laval on Jan. 5 (36th game of the season).
  • Became the fastest Amerks defenseman to score 10 goals in the fewest amount of games to begin the season since Don McSween reached the mark in 21 games during the 1989-90 campaign (Nov. 22, 1989 – 5-3 loss to the Sherbrooke Canadiens).
  • Registered 200th pro point on his second goal of the night and was named the game’s first star in a 4-1 win at Hershey on Nov. 3.
  • Appeared in 400th pro game against Hershey on Nov. 2.
  • Amassed 14 points (6+8) over a career-long nine-game point streak from Oct. 6 to Oct. 27.
  • Served as one of the team’s assistant captains.

Wayne Simpson 

  • Appeared in 72 games in his first season with the Amerks totaling 45 points (21+24).
  • Skated in all three Calder Cup Playoff games against Toronto.
  • Closed out the regular-season with three assists in the 4-2 season-ending win at Belleville on Apr. 14.
  • Scored twice at Syracuse on Apr. 6 to reach the 20-goal mark for the first time in his AHL career while becoming the sixth different Amerk this season to score 20 or more goals.
  • Netted his 17th goal of the season in a 5-1 win over Binghamton, setting a new AHL career-high.
  • Tied a career-high with his 16th goal of the season while reaching the 40-point mark for the third straight season at Cleveland on Feb. 12.
  • Recorded 100th AHL assist at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 18.
  • Found the back of the net twice while appearing in 200th straight AHL game in a 5-2 win over Cleveland on Nov. 7.
  • Notched first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist at Belleville on Oct. 20.
  • Scored first goal as an Amerk against Charlotte on Oct. 6.
  • Made Amerks debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

C.J. Smith 

  • Finished second on the team in scoring with career-highs in goals (28), assists (30) and points (58) in 62 games with Rochester.
  • Appeared in personal-best 11 contests with Buffalo, scoring a pair of goals.
    • Scored first NHL goal – the game-winner – in Buffalo’s 5-1 rout over New Jersey on Jan. 8.
      • Became the second Sabres player this season, joining Rasmus Dahlin, whose first-career NHL goal was also a game-winner.
      • Also became the first NHL player from the state of Iowa to score an NHL goal.
  • Skated in all three Calder Cup Playoff games against Toronto, posting two points (1+1).
  • Had points in 29 of last 41 games dating back to Dec. 5, totaling 41 points (22+19) over that span.
  • Reached the 50-point mark for the first time in pro career with a two-point effort, including the game-winner, against Utica on Mar. 13.
  • Became the third different Amerk this season to reach the 20-goal mark and added an assist to go along with a plus-four rating at Syracuse un Mar. 2.
  • Scored a goal while appearing in 100th AHL game at Utica on Feb. 27.
  • Set a new career-high for goals in a season with second marker of the night and 18th of the season to cap a three-point night (2+1) at Hartford on Feb. 2.
  • Totaled 13 points (5+8) over a career-long nine-game point streak from Dec. 26 to Jan. 26, marking the AHL’s second-longest point streak over that span.
  • Appeared in his 100th pro game against Binghamton on Jan. 23.
  • Tied a career-high with a four-point night (3+1), including second-career hat trick, and had a team-high seven shots in a 5-1 win at Toronto on Jan. 12.
  • Tallied a season and career-high three assists against Utica on Nov. 23.
  • Netted Rochester’s first goal of the season in a 6-2 season-opening loss to Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Dalton Smith 

  • Appeared in 48 games in second season with the Amerks tallying two goals and six assists.
  • Played in all three Calder Cup Playoff games against Toronto.
  • Skated in 300th AHL game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 18.
  • Scored first goal of the season at Hershey on Nov. 3.

Matt Tennyson 

  • Appeared in 47 games with the Amerks, registering 21 points (4+17).
  • Played in four contests with Buffalo, notching four shots.
  • Skated in all three Calder Cup Playoff games against Toronto, adding four shots.
  • Had a three-game assist streak (0+3) from Mar. 24 to Apr. 8.
  • Notched three assists – all in the first period – and was named the game’s third star against Belleville on Dec. 19.

Tage Thompson 

  • Spent majority of the season with Buffalo, appearing in 65 games with the Sabres totaling 12 points (7+5).
  • Appeared in his 100th NHL game against Dallas on Mar. 12.
  • Had a career-high six shots in a 5-1 win over New Jersey on Jan. 8.
  • Logged a career-high 16:19 of ice-time on Dec. 31 against the NY Islanders.
  • Tallied five points (4+1) over a six-game span which also featured a season-long three-game point streak from Nov. 24 to Nov. 29.
  • Scored first goal as a Sabre on Nov. 19 at Pittsburgh.
  • Skated in 100th professional game at Minnesota on Nov.17.
  • Recorded first point as a Sabre with an assist at Columbus on Oct. 27.
  • Made his season debut with Buffalo on Nov. 4 versus Boston.
  • Played in eight contests with Rochester, adding nine points on six goals and three assists.
  • Skated in all three Calder Cup Playoff games against Toronto, collecting a team-high two goals and led all forwards with 13 shots.
  • Had a three-game point streak (3+2) from Mar. 29 to Apr. 5.
  • Chipped in a pair of goals and added an assist for a team-high three points and was plus-three with six shots in his Amerks debut, a 4-2 win over Laval on Mar. 29.

Yannick Veilleux 

  • Skated in 50 games in first season with Rochester, tallying five goals and three assists.
  • Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from Feb. 16 to Feb. 20.
  • Earned his first assist as Amerks at Syracuse on Feb. 16.
  • Scored his first goal as an Amerk – the game-winner – against his former team in a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Laval on Oct. 27.
  • Made his Amerks debut against Charlotte on Oct. 6.

Scott Wedgewood 

  • Went 0-3 in three Calder Cup Playoff games with 3.00 GAA.
  • Finished the regular-season with a 28-14-2 record through 48 appearances in first season in Rochester.
  • Collected career-highs in wins (28) and shutouts (5), placing second among all AHL netminders.
    • Ranked fifth in minutes played (2,712) and sixth in saves (1,195).
    • Tied for 19th in the AHL with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage
    • Played the third-most games among any goaltender.
  • Had two different three-game winning streaks during the season.
    • Posted another five-game win streak from Feb. 17 to Mar. 2
    • Closed out the month of October by matching a career-long five-game win streak from Oct. 13 to Oct. 27.
  • Picked up his second shutout in three games and fifth overall of the season following a 30-save effort against Utica on Mar. 13, setting a new career-high.
    • Became the first Amerks netminder to record five shutouts in a season since Ryan Miller had eight during the 2004-05 campaign.
  • Reached the 20-win mark for the first time in his AHL career (16 saves) at Utica on Feb. 22.
  • Earned 100th pro win against Cleveland on Feb. 20
  • Appeared in 200th pro game at Providence on Nov. 17.
  • Was perfect in turning aside all 20 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the season – and first as an Amerk – in a 4-0 win over Utica on Oct. 26.
  • Stopped all but one shot he faced (24 saves) and added his first point as an Amerk with an assist at Utica on Oct. 17.
  • Earned his first win as an Amerk at Bridgeport on Oct. 13.
  • Made 33 saves in his Amerks debut against Charlotte on Oct. 5.

Adam Wilcox 

  • Posted a 13-8-5 record in 28 games in second season in Rochester.
  • Went 5-0-1 against Syracuse.
  • Inked a one-year NHL contract with Buffalo for the remainder of the season on 2/24.
  • Appeared in 50th game as an Amerk against Belleville on Feb. 23. Earned the 50th win of his pro career against Syracuse on Nov. 7.
  • Made 30 saves to pick up his first win of the season against Syracuse on Oct. 10.
GAME CENTER
9/26/2019 7:00 PM / Rochester, NY
Syracuse Crunch vs. Rochester Americans