Free Agents around the AHL

The calendar says it’s officially summer, and the free agent solstice is nigh as well.  So, here is a look at some significant free agents from this past season’s AHL rosters.  Contract information comes from and, and please note, this is a purely subjective list, limited by the holes in my personal knowledge and judgement…

Albany:  Brandon Burlon (D), Yann Danis (G), Marc-Andre Gragnani (D), Dan Kelly (D), Matt Lorito (F, AHL contract), Corbin McPherson (D, AHL contract), Jim O’Brien (F), Brian O’Neill (F), Rod Pelley (F, AHL contract), Mike Sislo (F), David Warsofsky (D)

Bakersfield:  Matthew Ford (F, AHL contract), Ryan Hamilton (F), Brad Hunt (D), Rob Klinkhammer (F), Andrew Miller (F)

Binghamton:  Jason Akeson (F), Mark Fraser (D), Michael Kostka (D), Phil Varone (F)

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Bridgeport:  Marc-Andre Cliché (F), Kevin Czuczman (D), Justin Florek (F), Mike Halmo (F), Joe Whitney (F)

Charlotte:  T.J. Hensick

Chicago:  Chris Butler (D), Pat Cannone (F), Peter Harrold (D), Zach O’Brien (F, AHL contract), Scooter Vaughn (D), Jeremy Welsh (F)

Grand Rapids:  Tom McCollum (G), Andy Miele (F), Nathan Paetsch (D, AHL contract)

Hershey:  Eric Burgdoerfer (D, AHL contract), Carter Camper (F), Sean Collins (F), Mark Dekanich (G, AHL contract), Dustin Gazley (F, AHL contract), Justin Peters (G), Zach Sill (F)

Iowa:  Tyson Strachan (D)

Lake Erie:  Justin Falk (D), Brad Thiessen (G, AHL contract)

Lehigh Valley:  Adam Comrie (D, AHL contract), Phil DeSimone (F, AHL contract), Davis Drewiske (D)

Manitoba:  John Albert (F, AHL contract), Patrice Cormier (F), Matt Halischuk

Milwaukee:  Patrick Mullen (D), Corey Potter (D)

Ontario:  Sean Backman (F, AHL contract), Kris Newbury (F, AHL contract), Jordan Samuels-Thomas (F, AHL contract), Jeff Schultz (D), Brett Sutter (F)

Portland:  Sena Acolatse (D), Rob Flick (F), Cameron Gaunce (D), Wade Megan (F, AHL contract), Brett Olson (F), Wayne Simpson (F, AHL contract), Garrett Wilson (F)

Providence:  Tommy Cross (D), Brandon DeFazio (F), Matt Irwin (D), Joonas Kemppainen (F), Jeremy Smith (G), Ben Youds (D, AHL contract)

Rockford:  Kyle Cumiskey (D), Pierre-Cedric Labrie (F, AHL contract)

Rochester:  Jerry D’Amigo (F), Matt Donovan (D), Patrick Kaleta (F, AHL contract), Eric O’Dell (F), Colby Robak (D, AHL contract), Chad Ruhwedel (D), Bobby Sanguinetti (D), Tim Schaller (F), Cole Schneider (F)

San Antonio:  Andrew Agozzino (F), Andrew  Bodnarchuk (D), Nick Drazenovic (F, AHL contract), Maxim Noreau (D), Zach Redmond (D), Ben Street (F)

San Jose:  Mark Cundari (D), John McCarthy (F), Trevor Parkes (F, AHL contract), Karl Stollery (D), Matt Tennyson (D), Scott Timmins (F, AHL contract), Gus Young (D, AHL contract)

San Diego:  Korbinian Holzer (D), Anton Khudobin (G), Antoine Langaniere (F, AHL contract), Kyle MacKinnon (F, AHL contract), Chris Mueller (F), Shane O’Brien (D), Joe Piskula (D), Harry Zolnierczyk (F)

St. John’s:  Victor Bartley (D), Gabriel Dumont (F), Bud Holloway (F), Ben Scrivens (G)

Springfield:  Greg Carey (F, AHL contract), Alex Grant (D), Dylan Reese (D), Eric Selleck (F), Brendan Shinnimin (F), Derek Smith (D), Jordan Szwarz (F)

Stockton:  Derek Grant (F), Aaron Johnson (D), Jakub Nakladal (D), Blair Riley (F, AHL contract)

Syracuse:  Mike Angelidis (F), Mike Blunden (F), Jonathan Marchessault (F), Philippe Paradis (F), Jeff Tambellini (F), Matt Taormina (D)

Texas:  Jesse Blacker (D, AHL contract), Brennan Evans (D, AHL contract), Greg Rallo (F, AHL contract)

Toronto:  Mark Arcobello (F), T.J. Brennan (D), Richard Clune (F), Matt Frattin (F), Justin Holl (D, AHL contract), David Kolomatis (D, AHL contract), Ben Smith (F)

Utica:  Darren Archibald (F, AHL contract), Taylor Fedun (D), Alex Friesen (F), Blair Jones (F), Ronalds Kenins (F), Jon Landry (D, AHL contract), John Negrin (D, AHL contract), Danny Syvret (played most of season in Germany, spent time with Comets on PTO)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton:  Niclas Andersen (D), Casey DeSmith (G, played on a PTO), Dustin Jeffrey (F), Kael Mouillierat (F), Steve Oleksy (D), Will O’Neill (D), Tom Sestito (F)


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