2017-18 AHL Western Conference Team Lists - Pacific Division

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
The California Five, the Texas Two & Tucson

Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook
It's that time of the year! The Expansion Draft and NHL Entry Draft have passed, and the restricted free agent deadline is rapidly approaching (Monday June 27th at 5 p.m. ET) as well as the start of free agency on July 1st.

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.

With the completion of the Pacific Division, all four divisions' team lists are published online. I've added links to the others below.
2017-18 Atlantic Division Team 
Lists2017-18 North Division Team Lists2017-18 Central Division Team Lists
After the jump, fans of Pacific Division teams - Bakersfield, Ontario, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose, Stockton, Texas and Tucson - 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.

Pacific Division

Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers)

Under Contract

Forwards: Chad Butcher (AHL), Braden Christoffer, Gregory Chase, Grayson Downing Brian Ferlin, Joseph Gambardella, Dave Gust (AHL), Ryan Hamilton (AHL), Brad Malone, Kyle Platzer, Evan Polei (AHL), Jesse Puljujarvi, Ty Rattie, Patrick Russell

Defensemen: Yohann Auvitu, Ben Betker, Mark Fayne, Caleb Jones, Keegan Lowe, Ryan Mantha, Ziyat Paigin,

Goaltenders: Laurent Brossoit, Edward Pasquale and Shane Starrett

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: defensemen Joey Laleggia (qualified) and Dillon Simpson (qualified)

NHL UFA: defensemen Mark Fraser, David Musil and Jordan Oesterle and forwards Justin Fontaine. Zachary Pochiro and Henrik Samuelsson

AHL UFA: defensemen Bryce Aneloski, Frankie Simonelli (signed ECHL contract with South Carolina Stingrays) and Mikael Tam (signed in KHL with Kunlun Red Star) and fowards Scott Allen, Joey Benik (signed in Norway with Lillehammer), Josh Currie, Jaedon Descheneau, Mark Olver and Joel Rechlicz

Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings)

Under Contract

Forwards: Michael Amadio, Alex Iafallo, Bokondji Imama, Keegan Iverson (AHL), Adrian Kempe, Matt Luff, Matt Roy, Austin Wagner and Spencer Watson

Defensemen: Kale Clague, Oscar Fantenberg, Alex Lintuniemi, Chaz Reddekopp, Damir Sharipzyanov and Sean Walker (AHL)

Goaltenders: Jack Campbell

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: defensemen Paul LaDue (qualified), Zachary Leslie (qualified) and Kurtis MacDermid (qualified) and forwards Justin Auger (qualified), Jonny Brodzinski (qualified), Andrew Crescenzi (qualified) and Michael Mersch (qualified)

NHL UFA: defensemen Vincent LoVerde (signed a two-year NHL contract with Toronto), Rob Scuderi, Cameron Schilling and Zach Trotman (signed a one-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh) and forwards Patrick Bjorkstrand and Joel Lowry

AHL UFA: goaltender Jack Flinn and forwards Sean Backman (signed in DEL with Eisbaren Berlin), Paul Bissonnette (retired from pro hockey), Daniel Ciampini, Justin Gutierrez, T.J. Hensick, Sam Herr, Quentin Shore and Brett Sutter

San Antonio Rampage (Colorado Avalanche)

Under Contract

Forwards: J.C. Beaudin, AJ Greer, Rocco Grimaldi, Julien Nantel, Reid Petryk and Trent Vogelhuber

Defensemen: Chris Bigras, Sergei Boikov, Mason Geertsen, Jesse Graham, Anton Lindholm, Andrei Mironov

Goaltenders: Joe Cannata and Spencer Martin

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: defenseman Duncan Siemens (qualified) and forwards Gabriel Bourque (qualified), Felix Girard (qualified) and Rocco Grimaldi (signed a one-year deal with Colorado)

NHL UFA: goaltender Joe Cannata (signed one-year contract with Colorado), defenseman Mat Clark and Eric Gelinas (RFA not qualified by Colorado) and forwards Troy Bourke, Turner Elson, Samuel Henley, Jim O'Brien, Brendan Ranford and Mike Sislo (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Arizona)

AHL UFA: goaltenders Nathan Lieuwen (retired from pro hockey) and Kent Simpson, defensemen Justin Hamonic, Sam Jardine and Gus Young and forwards Alex Belzile, Garry Nunn, Shawn Ouellette-St. Amant, Colin Smith

San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks)

Under Contract

Forwards: Giovanni Fiore, Derek Grant, Mitch Hults, Kalle Kossila, Michael Liambas, Julius Nattinen, Kevin Roy, Zach Saar (AHL), Scott Sabourin, Jordan Samuels-Thomas (AHL - 2 years), Devon Sideroff, Corey Tropp

Defensemen: Steve Oleksy, Keaton Thompson and Andy Welinski

Goaltenders: Agnus Redmond, Dustin Tokarski

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Kevin Boyle (qualified) and defenseman Jaycob Megna (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltenders Ryan Faragher and Matt Hackett, defensemen Nate Guenin and Jeff Schultz and forwards Spencer Abbott and Emerson Etem

AHL UFA: defensemen Stu Bickel, Brian Cooper, and forwards Austen Brassard, Antoine Laganiere, Zac Larraza, Kyle MacKinnon (signed in DEL with Straubing Tigers), Tyler Morley, Scott Sabourin (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Anaheim), Jordan Samuels-Thomas (re-signed a two-year extension with San Diego) and Nick Tarnasky

San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks)

Under Contract

Forwards: Ryan Carpenter, Tim Cliftom. Rourke Chartier. Adam Hekewka, Kevin Labanc, Jonathon Martin, Colby McAuley (AHL - two year), John McCarthy (AHL), Timo Meier, Danny O'Reegan, Noah Rod, Filip Sandberg, Alex Schoenborn, Manuel Wiederer,

Defensemen: Julius Bergman, Michael Brodzinski, Nick DeSimone, Cavan Fitzgerald, Tim Heed, Jeremy Roy, Joakim Ryan and Radim Simek

Goaltenders: Antoine Bibeau and Troy Grosenick

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: forwards Barclay Goodrow (qualified) and Marcus Sorensen (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltender Mantas Armalis, defenseman Dan Kelly and Patrick McNally and forwards Nikita Jevpalos, Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini

AHL UFA: goaltender Jamie Murray, defensemen Travis Brown, Jacob Middleton,and Eric Roy and forwards Colin Blackwell, Alex Gallant, Jake Marchment and Matt Willows

Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames)

Under Contract

Forwards: Austin Carroll, Luke Gazdic, Marek Hrivik, Mark Jankowski, Morgan Klimchuk, Ryan Lomberg, Andrew Mangiapane, Emile Poirier, Brett Pollock, Daniel Pribyl, Hunter Shinkaruk, Hunter Smith

Defensemen: Rasmus Andersson, Josh Healey, Keegan Kanzig, Oliver Kylington,
Goaltenders: Tom McCollum, Mason McDonald, Tyler Parsons and Nick Schneider

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltenders Jon Gillies (qualified) and David Rittich (qualified), defensemen Brett Kulak (qualified) and Tyler Wotherspoon (qualified)and forwards Garnet Hathaway (qualified) and Linden Vey (qualified)

NHL UFA: defenseman Ryan Culkin, Michael Kostka and Kenney Morrision (signed a one-year AHL contract with Chicago) and forward Brandon Bollig

AHL UFA: defenseman Keith Aulie, Kayle Doetzel, Roman Dyukov, Stepan Falkovsky, forwards Mikkel Aagaard, Mike Angelidis, Jamie Devane, Matt Frattin,

Texas Stars (Dallas Stars)

Under Contract

Forwards: Nicholas Caamano, Jason Dickinson, Justin Dowling, Remi Elie, Austin Fyten (AHL), Denis Gurianov, Roope Hintz, Mark McNeill and Cole Ully

Defensemen: Gavin Bayreuther, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Ludwig Bystrom, Dillon Heatherington, Julius Honka, Chris Martenet, John Nyberg and Brett Regner

Goaltenders: Landon Bow (signed an NHL contract with Dallas), Philippe Desrosiers and Mike McKenna

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: forwards Mark McNeill (re-signed with Dallas) and Gemel Smith (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltender Henri Kiviaho, Maxime Legace (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Las Vegas) and Justin Peters and defensemen Nick Ebert and Dustin Stevenson

AHL UFA: defenseman Brandon Anselmini, Miro Karjalainen (signed in Liga with HPK)and forwards Brandon DeFazio (signed in KHL with Kunlun Red Star), Austin Fyten (re-signed AHL contract with Texas), Caleb Herbert, Matt Mangene, Mike McMurty and Ethan Werek

Tucson Roadrunners (Arizona Coyotes)

Under Contract

Forwards: Michael Bunting, Christian Fischer, Conor Garland, Mario Kempe, Michael Latta, Jens Looke, Ryan MacInnis, Nick Merkley, Lane Pederson and Zac Rinaldo and Mike Sislo

Defensemen: Andrew Campbell, Kyle Capobianco, Joel Hanley, Kevin Ekman-Larsson (AHL), Dysin Mayo, Dakota Mermis, Jalen Smereck and Kyle Wood

Goaltenders: Adin Hill and Hunter Miska

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Marek Langhamer (qualified) and forwards Tyler Gaudet (qualified), Jeremy Morin, Mitchell Moroz and Branden Troock

NHL UFA: defensemen Jamie McBain and Jarred Tinordi (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Pittsburgh) and forwards Grayson Downing (signed a one-year contract with Edmonton), Jeremy Morin, Mitchell Moroz, Chris Mueller (signed a two-year NHL contract with Toronto), Garret Ross, Branden Troock and Joe Whitney

AHL UFA: goaltender Austin Lotz, defensemen Brandon Burlon (signed in DEL with Dusseldorfer) and Michael Young and forwards Mark Cooper, Hunter Fejes, Eric Selleck,


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