AHL Read This: Willie To Vancouver, Yawney to Anaheim, Sommer Back, Hedden to KHL, Huska to Flames

Willie To Vancouver

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Canucks hire Desjardins as coach Monday, 06.23.2014 / 12:12 PM / News NHL.com Willie Desjardins was hired Monday as the new coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Desjardins, 57, had spent the previous two seasons as coach of the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars‘ American Hockey League affiliate. They won the Calder Cup this season, and Desjardins was named the AHL coach of the year in 2012-13, his first season. In two AHL seasons he had a 91-40-21 record. “It’s a big challenge and if I thought I had to do it by myself, it’d be overwhelming,” said Desjardins, the 18th coach in franchise history, who will meet the media during a … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Sabres Suspend Klesla, Bulldogs struggles, Khokhlachev rewarded

Sabres Suspend Klesla, Bulldogs struggles, Khokhlachev rewarded

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Sabres suspend newly acquired Klesla for failing to report to AHL BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Associated Press The Buffalo Sabres have suspended newly acquired defenceman Rostislav Klesla for failing to report to the team’s AHL affiliate in Rochester. The Sabres announced the move Sunday, a day after Klesla told TSN that he intended to not finish the NHL season, and instead planned to continue his career in Europe. Read More… ———————————————————— Khokhlachev named CCM/AHL Player of the Week From TheAHL.com: SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Providence Bruins center Alexander Khokhlachev has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 9, 2014. Khokhlachev … Continue reading