2017-18 AHL Team Lists - Atlantic Division

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Both the Penguins and Phantoms hope to rebuild their roster and remain atop the Atlantic Division in 2017-18. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey.
Our AHL Team-by-Team Lists are Back!

Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook

EDIT: Our Atlantic Division Team Lists post has been updated to reflect all signings through July 20th at 6:30 p.m. ET.

It's that time of the year! With the expansion draft, the NHL Entry Draft and the 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 and their free agents (both NHL and AHL, RFA/UFA etc.)

As soon as all four divisions' team lists are published online, I'll add links to the others below.
North Division Team Lists
Central Division Team Lists
Pacific Division Team Lists
After the jump, fans of Atlantic Division teams - Bridgeport, Charlotte, Hartford, Hershey, Lehigh Valley, Providence, Springfield and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - 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!

Atlantic Division

Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York Islanders)

Under Contract

Forwards: Mathew Barzal, Steve Bernier, Michael Dal Colle, Travis St. Denis (AHL), Scott Eansor (AHL), Tanner Fritz, Matt Gaudreau (AHL), Josh Holmstrom (AHL) Joshua Ho-Sang, Ross Johnston, Connor Jones, Jeff Kubiak (AHL), Kyle Schempp and John Stevens

Defensemen: Sebastien Aho, Jake Bischoff (traded to Las Vegas), Kyle Burroughs, Seth Helgeson, Kane Lafranchise Ryan Pulock, Devon Toews, Mitch Vande Sompel and Parker Wotherspoon

Goaltenders: Chris Gibson, Kristers Gudlevskis and Eamon McAdam

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Christopher Gibson (re-signed a one-year extension), defenseman Adam Pelech (re-signed to four-year deal by NY Islanders) and forward Connor Jones (re-signed a one-year/two-way deal with NY Islanders)

NHL UFA: goaltender Stephon Williams (RFA not qualified), defensemen Matthew Finn (signed AHL contract with Charlotte), Jesse Graham (signed a one-year deal with Colorado) and Loic Leduc (RFA not qualified) and forwards Eric Boulton, Ben Holmstrom and Bracken Kearns (signed a one-year contract with New Jersey)

AHL UFA: defensemen Patrick Cullity, Luke Juha, Kane Lafranchise (signed a one-year NHL contract with NY Islanders), Jon Landry and Ryan Obuchowski and forwards Steve Bernier, (re-signed a two-year, two-way deal with NY Islanders)  Tanner Fritz (signed a two-year deal with NY Islanders), Josh Holmstrom (re-signed AHL contract with Bridgeport), Kellen Jones, Colin Markison, Andrew Rowe (signed in SHL with Mora IK), Travis St. Denis (re-signed AHL contract with Bridgeport) and Josh Winquist (signed an AHL contract with Toronto)

Charlotte Checkers (Carolina Hurricanes)

Under Contract

Forwards: Clark Bishop, Patrick Brown, Warren Foegele, Julien Gauthier, Steven Lorentz, Andrew Miller, Andrew Poturalski, Nicolas Roy, Aleksi Saarela, Nick Schilkey (AHL), Spencer Smallman, Zack Stortini (AHL), Sergey Tolchinsky, Lucas Wallmark and Valentin Zykov

Defensemen: Trevor Carrick, Jake Chelios, Matt Finn (AHL), Haydn Fleury, Tyler Ganly, Keegan Kanzig, Brendon Kitchon, Roland McKeown, Dennis Robertson, Philip Samuelsson and Josh Wesley

Goaltenders: Callum Booth, Alex Nedeljkovic, Martin Ouellette (AHL) and Jeremy Smith

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: defensemen Trevor Carrick (re-signed a one-year/two-way contract with Carolina) and Jake Chelios (re-signed a one-year/two-way contract with Carolina) and forwards Phillip Di Giuseppe (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltenders Daniel Altshuller and Michael Leighton (signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay), defensemen Dennis Robertson (re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina) and Philip Samuelsson (re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina) and forwards Patrick Brown (re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina), Danny Kristo (signed a one-year contract in KHL with Dinamo Riga), Andrej Nestrasil and Brendan Woods

AHL UFA: goaltender Anthony Peters, defenseman Kevin Raine and forwards Patrick Dwyer, Mike Ferrantino, Kyle Hagel (retired from pro hockey), Mitchell Heard, Levko Koper and Kris Newbury (signed a one-year contract in DEL with Fischtown)

Hartford WolfPack (New York Rangers)

Under Contract

Forwards: Paul Carey, Daniel Catenacci, Adam Chapie, Dan DeSalvo (AHL), Steven Fogarty, Gabriel Fontaine, Ryan Gropp, Robin Kovacs, Dawson Leedahl, Vinni Lettieri, Critoval Nieves, Cole Schneider, Malte Stromwall and Adam Tambellini

Defensemen: Alexei Bereglazov, John Gilmour, Ryan Graves, Steven Kampfer, Brenden Kotyk (AHL), Vince Pedrie, Neal Pionk and Sergey Zborovski

Goaltenders: Chris Nell, Brandon Halverson

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: forward Nicklas Jensen (qualified by NY Rangers, but signed in KHL with Jokerit)

NHL UFA: goaltender Mackenzie Skapski, defensemen Troy Donnay, Tommy Hughes, Michael Paliotta (signed AHL contract with Toronto) and Chris Summers (signed two-year/two-way contract with Pittsburgh) and forwards Chris Brown (signed a one-year contract in DEL with Iserlohn), Daniel Catenacci (re-signed NHL contract with NY Rangers) and Marek Hrivik (signed a one-year deal with Calgary)

AHL UFA: goaltender Jeff Malcolm, defensemen Spiro Goulakos and Garrett Noonan and forwards Matt Carey, Michael Joly, Philip McRae (signed overseas in Finland with Ässät) and Ahti Oksanen (signed overseas in Finland with SaiPa)

Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals)

Under Contract

Forwards: John Albert, Riley Barber, Travis Boyd, Dustin Gazley (AHL), Mathias Bau Hansen (signed to AHL deal on 6/20), Chris Bourque (AHL), Tyler Graovac, Hampus Gustafsson, Beck Malenstyn, Tim McGauley, Garrett Mitchell (AHL), Mason Mitchell, Liam O'Brien, Anthony Peluso, Zach Sill, Wayne Simpson, Chandler Stephenson, Jakub Vrana, Nathan Walker and Kelly Zajac (AHL)

Defensemen: Kris Bindulis, Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos (re-signed by Washington), Pau; Geiger (AHL), Lucas Johansen, Connor Hobbs, Hubert Labrie (AHL), Tyler Lewington, Aaron Ness, Jonas Siegenthaler and Colby Williams

Goaltenders: Adam Carlson, Pheonix Copley, Parker Milner (AHL) and Vitek Vanecek

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: forwards Travis Boyd (re-signed), Liam O'Brien (re-signed) and Chandler Stephenson (re-signed)

NHL UFA: goaltender Pheonix Copley (re-signed), defenseman Cody Corbett (RFA not qualified), Darren Dietz (RFA not qualified) and Tom Gilbert (signed a one-year contract in DEL with Nurenberg) and forwards Chris Bourque (signed an AHL deal with Hershey), Paul Carey (signed a one-year/two-way contract with NY Rangers), Stanislav Galiev (signed in KHL with Ak Bars Kazan), Garrett Mitchell (signed an AHL deal with Hershey) and Christian Thomas

AHL UFA: goaltender Parker Milner (re-signed AHL deal with Hershey), defensemen Hubert Labrie (re-signed to AHL deal by Hershey) and Joey Leach and forwards Ryan Bourque, Dustin Gazley (re-signed to AHL deal by Hershey), Dylan Margonari, Domenic Monardo (signed one-year deal in EBEL with HC Bolazano), John Parker and Kelly Zajac (re-signed to AHL deal by Hershey

Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers)

Under Contract

Forwards: Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Cole Bardreau, Greg Carey, Chris Conner (AHL), Radel Fazleev, Tyrell Goulbourne, Derek Hulak (AHL), Corban Knight, Taylor Leier, Danick Martel, Colin McDonald, Steven Swavely (AHL), Phil Varone, Mikhail Vorobyov and Matt Willows (AHL)

Defensemen: Mark Alt, T.J. Brennan, Mark Friedman, Robert Hagg, Frank Hora (AHL), Sam Morin, Philippe Myers, Will O'Neill, Travis Sanheim and Reece Willcox

Goaltenders: Alex Lyon, John Muse (AHL) and Anthony Stolarz

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltenders Alex Lyon (re-signed one-year/two-way contract with Philadelphia) and Anthony Stolarz (re-signed one-year/two-way contract with Philadelphia), defenseman Jesper Pettersson (signed a two-year deal in SHL with Djugardens IF) and forwards Cole Bardreau (re-signed one-year/two-way contract with Philadelphia), Scott Laughton (signed two-year contract extension with Philadelphia) and Taylor Leier (re-signed a one-year/two-way contract with Philadelphia)

NHL UFA: defenseman Mark Alt (re-signed by Philadelphia) and forwards Boyd Gordon, Chris Conner (signed two-year AHL deal with Lehigh Valley) and Andy Miele (signed a two-year deal in SHL with Malmo)

AHL UFA: goaltenders Mark Dekanich and Martin Ouellette (signed AHL deal with Charlotte), defenseman Max Lamarche and forwards Corban Knight (signed NHL contract with Philadelphia), Derek Mathers, Chris McCarthy, Steven Swavely (re-signed an AHL contract with Lehigh Valley) and Mark Zengerle (signed a one-year deal in SHL with Linkoping)

Providence Bruins (Boston Bruins)

Under Contract

Forwards: Kenny Agostino, Anders Bjork, Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Peter Cehlarik, Austin Czarnik, Jake DeBrusk, Ryan Fitzgerald, Jesse Gabrielle, Colton Hargrove (AHL), Danton Heinen, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Chris Porter (AHL) Zach Senyshyn and Jordan Szwarz

Defensemen: Chris Breen (AHL), Tommy Cross, Matt Grzelcyk, Emil Johansson, Jeremy Lauzon, Rob O'Gara and Jakub Zboril

Goaltenders: Matt Ginn (AHL), Zane McIntyre, Malcolm Subban and Daniel Vladar

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltenders Zane McIntyre (signed two-year/two-way NHL contract with Boston) and Malcolm Subban (signed two-year/two-way NHL contract with Boston) and forward Austin Czarnik (re-signed NHL contract with Boston)

NHL UFA: defensemen Chris Casto (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Las Vegas) and Alex Grant (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Minnesota) and forwards Brian Ferlin (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Edmonton), Colton Hargrove (signed AHL contract with Providence), Tyler Randell (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Ottawa) and Zac Rinaldo (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Arizona)

AHL UFA: goaltender Matt Ginn (re-signed AHL contract with Providence), defensemen Chris Breen (re-signed an AHL contract with Providence) and Ben Marshall and forwards Peter Mueller, Mark Naclerio, Chris Porter (re-signed AHL contract with Providence), Wayne Simpson (signed NHL contract with Washington), Jordan Szwarz (signed NHL contract with Boston) and A.J. White

Springfield Thunderbirds (Florida Panthers)

Under Contract

Forwards: Chase Balisy, Francois Beauchemin (AHL), Connor Brickley, Matt Buckles (AHL), Anthony Greco (AHL), Alexandre Grenier, Henrik Haapala, Jayce Hawryluk, Ryan Horvat (AHL), Dryden Hunt, Juho Lammikko, Maxim Mamin and Jared McCann, Sebastian Repo and Curtis Valk

Defensemen: Josh Brown, Michael Downing, Linus Hultstrom, Matt Mackenzie (AHL), Ian McCoshen, Reece Scarlett, Thomas Schemitsch and Ed Wittchow (AHL)

Goaltenders: Evan Cowley (AHL), Samuel Montembeault and Harri Sateri

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: defenseman MacKenzie Weegar (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltenders Sam Brittain, Colin Stevens and Adam Wilcox (signed one-year/two-way contract with Buffalo), defenseman Brent Regner (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Dallas) and Reece Scarlett (signed NHL contract with Florida) and forwards Chase Balisy (signed extension with Florida), Graham Black, Steven Hodges, Kyle Rau (signed one-year/two-way contract with Minnesota), Brody Sutter (signed an AHL contract with Manitoba) and Paul Thompson (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Las Vegas)

AHL UFA: goaltender Brandon Whitney, defensemen Sena Acolatse and Teddy Doherty and forwards Rihards Bukarts, Zac Lynch, Stephen MacAulay and Eric Robinson

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Under Contract

Forwards: Zach Aston-Reese, Teddy Blueger, Riley Bourbonnais (AHL), Jarrett Burton (AHL), Thomas DiPauli, Reid Gardiner (AHL), Adam Johnson, Troy Josephs (AHL), Tom Kostopoulos (AHL), Patrick McGrath (AHL), Greg McKegg, Tom Sestito, Dominik Simon, Colin Smith (AHL), Daniel Sprong, Frederik Tiffels and Garrett Wilson

Defensemen: Lukas Bengtsson, Frank Corrado, Kevin Czuczman,  Ethan Prow, Chris Summers, Jeff Taylor, Jarred Tinordi, Zach Trotman and Dylan Zink (AHL)

Goaltenders: Casey DeSmith and Sean Maguire

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: defensemen Frank Corrado (re-signed to NHL deal by Pittsburgh) and Derrick Pouliot (re-signed NHL deal by Pittsburgh) and forwards Josh Archibald (re-signed NHL deal by Pittsburgh), Jean-Sebastien Dea (qualified) and Oskar Sundqvist (traded to St. Louis)

NHL UFA: defensemen Tim Erixon (RFA not qualified), Stuart Percy (RFA not qualified), Chad Ruhwedel (re-signed with Pittsburgh), Cameron Gaunce (signed a one-year/two-way contract with Columbus) and David Warsofsky (signed a two-year, one-way contract with Colorado) and forwards Kevin Porter (signed a two-year contract with Buffalo), Tom Sestito (re-signed to NHL deal by Pittsburgh) and Garrett Wilson (re-signed a two-year contract with Pittsburgh)

AHL UFA: goaltender Casey DeSmith (signed NHL contract with Pittsburgh), defensemen Barry Goers (signed AHL contract with Rochester) and Michael Webster and forwards Jarrett Burton (re-signed AHL contract with WBS Pens), Sahir Gill, Ryan Haggerty, Christian Hilbrich and Adam Krause (signed AHL contract with Rochester)


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