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2017-18 AHL Team Lists - North Division


Our AHL Team-by-Team Lists Continue!

EDIT: Our North Division Team Lists post has been updated to reflect all signings through July 21st at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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It’s that time of the year! With the expansion draft, the NHL Entry Draft and restricted free agent deadline rapidly approaching it won’t be too long before the start of free agency.

Here at Highland Park Hockey (and soon transitioning to a brand new AHL website!), we aim to be the source for all AHL-related off-season news/notes/transactions throughout the summer.

Back again this summer is our team-by-team lists, now broken down by division for a clearer look at each of the 30 AHL clubs – their free agents (both NHL and AHL, RFA/UFA) and more.

As soon as all four divisions’ team lists are published online, I’ll add links to the others below.

2017-18 Atlantic Division Team Lists
2017-18 Central Division Team Lists
2017-18 Pacific Division Team Lists

After the jump, fans of North Division teams – Binghamton, Belleville, Laval, Rochester, Syracuse, Toronto and Utica – can take a look at how their favorite team is shaping up for the 2017-18 season prior to the start of free agency on July 1st.


DISCLAIMER: For the sake of arguments over whether the under contract guys will be AHL or NHL players in 2017-18, I generally kept players on AHL rosters of they finished last year in the AHL or played an overwhelming majority of the season in the minors.

If you think someone is missing from these lists, or have a strong argument that any one of these players are NHL-bound in 2017-18 feel free to mention it in the comments after the article!

North Division

Binghamton Devils (New Jersey Devils)

Under Contract
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Forwards: Brandon Baddock, Joe Blandisi, Austin Cangelosi (AHL – 1 year), Blake Coleman, Brian Gibbons, Bracken Kearns, Ryan Kujawinski, Nick Lappin, Blake Pietila, John Quenneville, Kevin Rooney, Blake Speers, Ben Thomson and Miles Wood

Defensemen: Yaroslav Dyblenko, Josh Jacobs, Viktor Loov, Jacob MacDonald (AHL – 1 year), Steven Santini, Brian Strait and Colton White

Goaltenders: Ken Appleby, Mackenzie Blackwood and Scott Wedgewood

Impending Free Agents
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NHL RFA – All of the Devils’ restricted free agents have re-signed one-year/two-way contracts. Links to the signings are here and here.

goaltender Scott Wedgewood  and forwards Joe Blandisi, Blake Coleman, Blake Pietila, Kevin Rooney and Ben Thomson

NHL UFA: defensemen Yohann Auvitu (signed a one-year contract with Edmonton), Seth Helgeson (signed a one-year contract with NY Islanders), Andrew MacWilliam (signed a one-year AHL contract with Rochester), Vojtech Mozik (signed 1-year deal in KHL with Vityaz Podolsk), Karl Stollery (signed in KHL with Dinamo Riga) and forwards Carter Camper (signed a two-year AHL contract with Cleveland), Luke Gazdic (signed a one-year/two-way NHL deal with Calgary), Shane Harper and Petr Straka (signed in Czech with HC Plzen)

AHL UFA: forwards Brian Gibbons (signed a one-year/two-way NHL deal with New Jersey), Jan Mandat, Max Novak (signed a one-year AHL contract with Toronto), Rod Pelley and Ben Sexton (signed a two-year/two-way contract with Ottawa)

Belleville Senators (Ottawa Senators)

Under Contract
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**Forwards: Mike Blunden, Filip Chlapik, Chris DiDomenico, Vincent Dunn, Kyle Flanagan (AHL), Gabriel Gagne, Max McCormick, Nicholas Paul, Francis Perron, Tyler Randell, Max Reinhart, Jack Rodewald (AHL – two years) and Ben Sexton

Defensemen: Erik Burgdoerfer, Thomas Chabot, Cody Donaghey, Andreas Englund, Macoy Erkamps, Ben Harpur, Christian Jaros, Jordan Murray (AHL – 2 years) and Patrick Sieloff

Goaltenders: Chris Driedger, Andrew Hammond, Marcus Hogberg and Danny Taylor

Impending Free Agents
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**NHL RFA: goaltender Chris Driedger (re-signed one-year/two-way deal), defenseman Patrick Sieloff (re-signed one-year/two-way deal) and forward Mikael Wikstrand (loaned to SHL’s Färjestad BK)

NHL UFA: goaltender Matt O’Connor (signed one-year/two-way contract with Nashville), defenseman Brandon Gormley and forwards Casey Bailey, Marc Hagel, Max McCormick (re-signed a two-year/1-way in year two deal with Ottawa), Chad Nehring (signed in DEL with Fischtown), Ryan Rupert (signed ECHL contract with Indy) and Philip Varone (signed a two-year/two-way contract with Philadelphia)

AHL UFA: goaltender Scott Greenham, defensemen Chris Carlisle, Guillaume Lepine and Chris Rumble and forwards Jason Akeson, Alex Krushelnyski and Jack Rodewald (signed two-year AHL contract with Belleville)

Laval Rocket (Montreal Canadiens)

Under Contract
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**Forwards: Jeremiah Addison, Daniel Audette, David Broll (AHL), Daniel Carr, Jacob De La Rose, Thomas Ebbing (AHL), Markus Eisenschmid, Byron Froese, Jeremy Gregoire, Charles Hudon, Michael McCarron, Niki Petti (AHL), Martin Reway, Nikita Scherbak, Chris Terry, Yannick Veilleux and Antoine Waked

Defensemen: Simon Bourque, Jakub Jerabek, Noah Juulsen, Stefan LeBlanc (AHL), Brett Lernout, Tom Parsi, Zach Redmond, Matt Taormina

Goaltenders: Zachary Fucale, Charlie Lindgren and Michael McNiven

Impending Free Agents
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**NHL RFA: goaltender Charlie Lindgren (re-signed one-year/two-way deal with Montreal), defensemen  Ryan Johnston (signed two-year deal in SHL with Luleå HF) and forward Jacob De La Rose (re-signed one-year/one-way contract with Montreal)

NHL UFA: defensemen Joel Hanley (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Arizona), Keegan Lowe (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Edmonton) and Dalton Thrower and forwards Connor Crisp, Bobby Farnham, Mark MacMillan and Stefan Matteau (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Las Vegas)

AHL UFA: goaltender Yann Danis, defensemen Julien Brouillette (signed a one-year contract in EBEL with EC Salzburg), Josier Didier and Mathieu Gagnon (signed a one-year contract in EIHL with Nottingham) and forwards Guillaume Asselin and Yannick Veilleux (re-signed a one-year AHL contract with Laval)

Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres)

Under Contract
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**Forwards: Justin Bailey, Nicholas Baptiste,  Eric Cornel, Kyle Cricuolo, Justin Danforth (AHL), Seth Griffith, Hudson Fasching, Vaclav Karabacek, Alex Kile (AHL), Adam Krause (AHL), Sean Malone, Steve Moses (AHL – 2 year), Alexander Nylander, Kevin Porter, Evan Rodrigues and CJ Smith

Defensemen: Victor Antipin, Taylor Fedun (re-signed by Buffalo to two-year/two-way deal) Anthony Florentino (AHL), Barry Goers (AHL), Brendan Guhle, Andrew MacWilliam (AHL), Brycen Martin, Casey Nelson, Devante Stephens

Goaltenders: Jonas Johansson, Jason Kasdorf, Linus Ullmark and Adam Wilcox

Impending Free Agents
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**NHL RFA: forward Evan Rodrigues (signed two-year extension with Buffalo)

NHL UFA: defensemen Mat Bodie (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Tampa Bay), Brady Austin and Erik Burgdoerfer (signed a two-year/two-way contract with Ottawa) and forwards Jean Dupuy (signed a one-year AHL contract with Toronto), Derek Grant (signed a one-year/one-way contract with Anaheim), Justin Kea (signed an ECHL contract with Florida), Cal O’Reilly (signed a two-year/two-way contract with Minnesota) and Cole Schneider (signed a one-year, two-way contract with NY Rangers)

AHL UFA: goaltender John Muse (signed a one-year AHL contract with Lehigh Valley), defensemen Mac Bennett, Paul Geiger (signed a one-year AHL contract with Hershey), Patrick Mullen (signed a two-year contract in SHL with Linkoping) and Tyson Strachan and forwards Tim Kennedy, Matthew Lane, Daniel Muzito-Bagenda and Justin Vaive

Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Under Contract
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**Forwards: Michael Bournival, Anthony Cirelli, Cory Conacher, Cameron Darcy, Gabriel Dumont, Adam Erne, Alex Gallant, Brian Hart, Mathieu Joseph, Kevin Lynch (AHL), Matthew Peca, Mitchell Stephens, Jonne Tammela, Carter Verhaeghe, Alexander Volkov and Dennis Yan

Defensemen: Mat Bodie, Erik Cernak, Dominik Masin, Jamie McBain, Reid McNeill (AHL), Matthew Spencer, Ben Thomas, Daniel Walcott

Goaltenders: Connor Ingram, Michael Leighton and Nick Riopel

Impending Free Agents
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**NHL RFA: defensemen Jake Dotchin (re-signed two-year/one-way contract with Tampa Bay), Slater Koekkoek (re-signed a one-year/one-way contract with Tampa Bay) and forwards Michael Bournival (re-signed a one-year/two-way contract with Tampa Bay), Henri Ikonen (signed two-year contract in KHL with Jokerit), Tye McGinn (qualified) and Matthew Peca (re-signed one-year/two-way contract with Tampa Bay)

NHL UFA: goaltender Mike McKenna (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Dallas), defensemen Dylan Blujus (RFA not qualified), Jonathan Racine (RFA not qualified) and Matt Taormina (signed a two-year/two-way contract with Montreal) and forwards Cory Conacher (re-signed two-year contract with Tampa Bay), Gabriel Dumont (re-signed two-year contract with Tampa Bay), Stefan Fournier, Byron Froese (signed a two-year contract with Montreal), Yanni Gourde (re-signed a two-year/one-way deal with Tampa Bay), Mike Halmo, Pierre-Luc Leblond and Joel Vermin (signed a five-year deal in NLA with Lausanne)

AHL UFA: goaltender Nick Riopel (re-signed a one-year AHL contract with Syracuse), defensemen Mathieu Brodeur and Adam Comrie and forwards John Kurtz and Kevin Lynch (re-signed AHL contract with Syracuse)

Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Under Contract
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**Forwards: Miro Aaltonen, Jeremy Bracco, Adam Brooks, Rich Clune (AHL), Jean Dupuy (AHL), Frederik Gauthier, Colin Greening, Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen, Tobias Lindberg, Trevor Moore, Chris Mueller, Max Novak (AHL), J.J. Piccinich (AHL – 2 years), Kristian Pospisil (AHL), Kerby Rychel, Nikita Soshnikov, Dmytro Timashov and Josh Winquist (AHL)

Defensemen: Andres Borgman, Matias Cleland (AHL), Travis Dermott, Alex Gudbranson (AHL), Justin Holl, Vincent LoVerde, Andrew Neilsen, Michael Paliotta (AHL), Calle Rosen and Rinat Valiev

Goaltenders: Kasimir Kaskisuo and Garret Sparks

Impending Free Agents
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**NHL RFA: goaltender Garret Sparks (re-signed a two-year contract with Toronto) and defenseman Justin Holl (re-signed a one-year/two-way deal with Toronto)

NHL UFA: goaltender Antoine Bibeau (signed a one-year/two-way contract with San Jose), defensemen Andrew Campbell (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Arizona) and Steve Oleksy (signed a two-year/one-way contract with Anaheim) and forwards Colin Greening (re-signed a one-year/two-way contract with Toronto), Seth Griffith (signed a one-year/one-way contract with Buffalo), Sergei Kalinin (signed three-year deal in KHL with SKA St, Petersburg), Brooks Laich and Milan Michalek

AHL UFA: defensemen Nikolas Brouillard, Willie Corrin, Jon Jutzi, Daniel Maggio, Brenden Miller, Ty Stanton and William Wrenn (signed a one-year contract in EBEL with HC Bolzano) and forwards Tony Cameranesi, Marc-Andre Cliche, Richard Clune (re-signed a one-year AHL contract with Toronto), Shane Conacher, Eric Faille (signed with HC Banska Bystrica in Slovakia), Brett Findlay, T.J. Foster (signed a one-year contract in Norway with Frisk Asker), Mason Marchment and Chase Witala

Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks)

Under Contract
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**Forwards: Darren Archibald (AHL), Carter Bancks (AHL), Michael Carcone, Cole Cassles, Alexis D-Aoust (signed 1-year AHL deal), Nikolay Goldobin, Wacey Hamilton (AHL), Joseph Labate, Yan-Pavel Laplante, Zack MacEwen, Griffen Molino, MacKenze Stewart and Jake Virtanen

Defensemen: Guillaume Brisebois, Anton Cederholm, Jalen Chatfield, Philip Holm, Evan McEneny, Andrey Pedan, Ashton Sautner, Jaime Sifers (AHL – two years) and Jordan Subban

Goaltenders: Richard Bachman and Thatcher Demko

Impending Free Agents
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**NHL RFA: defenseman Evan McEneny (re-signed a two-year/two-way contract with Vancouver) and forward Joseph Labate (re-signed a one-year/two-way contract with Vancouver)

NHL UFA: goaltender Michael Garteig, forwards Alexandre Grenier (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Florida), Borna Rendulic and Michael Zalewski (signed a one-year contract in DEL with Straubing Tigers)

AHL UFA: defensemen John Negrin, Colby Robak and David Shields (signed a one-year contract in EBEL with Villacher SV) and forwards Darren Archibald (re-signed a one-year AHL contract with Utica), Emerson Clark, Derek Hulak (signed AHL contract with Lehigh Valley), Cody Kunyk, Danny Moynihan, Pascal Pelletier, Marco Roy and Curtis Valk (signed one-year entry-level contract with Florida)