The AHL has announced the recipients of their Man of the Year awards, given to one player on each team for their “outstanding contributions to the local community and charitable organizations during the 2019-20 season.” From the group one player is selected for the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, which was won by Landon Ferraro of the Iowa Wild a year ago.
Nathan Paetsch of the Rochester Americans has been given the individual team award for the fourth time in his career, as he continues his tireless work organizing events and appearances for him and his teammates to give back to the community. You can see the full list of winners here.
- The Vegas Golden Knights have signed undrafted defenseman Zach Hayes to an AHL contract, giving him a chance to transition to the professional ranks after four years with the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. Hayes, 20, scored 23 points in 60 games for the Raiders this season while serving as captain.
- The Rockford IceHogs have added a prospect of their own, signing Tom Aubrun to a two-year AHL contract. Aubrun, 24, recently finished his senior season at Norwich University where he posted a 23-2-2 record and .967 save percentage in 27 appearances. It’s not often you see a Division III goaltender earn a pro contract so quickly, but after such a dominant college career the IceHogs obviously believe he can be an asset to the organization.