2017-18 AHL Team Lists - North Division

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Binghamton Senators goaltender Matt O'Connor, a pending restricted free agent, is not expected to receive an offer from Ottawa. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
Our AHL Team-by-Team Lists Continue!

Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook

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

Forwards: Brandon Baddock, Austin Cangelosi (AHL - 1 year), Bracken Kearns, Ryan Kujawinski, Nick Lappin, John Quenneville, Blake Speers, and Miles Wood

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

Goaltenders: Ken Appleby and Mackenzie Blackwood

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Scott Wedgewood (qualified) and forwards Joe Blandisi (qualified), Blake Coleman (qualified), Blake Pietila (qualified), Kevin Rooney (qualified) and Ben Thomson (qualified)

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

AHL UFA: forwards Brian Gibbons, Jan Mandat, Max Novak, Rod Pelley and Ben Sexton

Belleville Senators (Ottawa Senators)

Under Contract

Forwards: Mike Blunden, Filip Chlapik, Chris DiDomenico, Vincent Dunn, Kyle Flanagan (AHL), Gabriel Gagne, Nicholas Paul, Francis Perron and Tyler Randell

Defensemen: Thomas Chabot, Cody Donaghey, Andreas Englund, Macoy Erkamps, Ben Harpur, Jordan Murray (AHL - 2 years)

Goaltenders: Marcus Hogberg

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Chris Driedger (qualified), defenseman Patrick Sieloff (qualified) and forward Mikael Wikstrand (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltender Matt O'Connor, defenseman Brandon Gormley and forwards Casey Bailey, Marc Hagel, Max McCormick, Chad Nehring, Ryan Rupert and Philip Varone

AHL UFA: goaltender Scott Greenham, defensemen Chris Carlisle, Guillaume Lepine and Chris Rumble and forwards Jason Akeson, Alex Krushelnyski and Jack Rodewald

Laval Rocket (Montreal Canadiens)

Under Contract

Forwards: Jeremiah Addison, Daniel Audette, David Broll (AHL), Daniel Carr, Thomas Ebbing (AHL), Markus Eisenschmid, Jeremy Gregoire, Charles Hudon, Michael McCarron, Niki Petti (AHL), Martin Reway, Nikita Scherbak, Chris Terry and Antoine Waked

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

Goaltenders: Zachary Fucale

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Charlie Lindgren (qualified), defensemen  Ryan Johnston (signed two-year deal in SHL with LuleĆ„ HF) and forward Jacob De La Rose (qualified)

NHL UFA: defensemen Joel Hanley, Keegan Lowe 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, Josier Didier and Mathieu Gagnon and forwards Guillaume Asselin and Yannick Veilleux

Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres)

Under Contract

Forwards: Justin Bailey, Nicholas Baptiste,  Eric Cornel, Justin Danforth (AHL), Hudson Fasching, Vaclav Karabacek, Alex Kile (AHL), Stevie Moses (AHL - 2 year), Alexander Nylander, Kevin Porter

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

Goaltenders: Jason Kasdorf, Linus Ullmark and Adam Wilcox

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: forward Evan Rodrigues (qualified)

NHL UFA: defensemen Mat Bodie, Austin Brady and Erik Burgdoerfer and forwards Jean Dupuy, Derek Grant, Justin Kea Cal O'Reilly and Cole Schneider (signed a one-year, two-way contract with NY Rangers)

AHL UFA: goaltender John Muse, defensemen Mac Bennett, Paul Geiger, Patrick Mullen and Tyson Strachan and forwards Tim Kennedy, Matthew Lane, Daniel Muzito-Bagenda and Justin Vaive

Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Under Contract

Forwards: Cameron Darcy, Adam Erne, Brian Hart, Mathieu Joseph, Kevin Lynch (AHL), Mitchell Stephens, Carter Verhaeghe and Dennis Yan

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

Goaltenders: Connor Ingram and Michael Leighton

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Kirsters Gudlevskis (qualified), defensemen Jake Dotchin (qualified), Slater Koekkoek (qualified) and forwards Michael Bournival (qualified), Henri Ikonen (signed two-year contract in KHL with Jokerit), Tye McGinn (qualified) and Matthew Peca (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltender Mike McKenna, defensemen Dylan Blujus (RFA not qualified), Jonathan Racine (RFA not qualified) and Matt Taormina and forwards Cory Conacher, Gabriel Dumont, Stefan Fournier, Byron Froese, 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, 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

Forwards: Miro Aaltonen, Jeremy Bracco, Frederik Gauthier, Andreas Johnsson, Tobias Lindberg, Trevor Moore, J.J. Piccinich (AHL - 2 years), Kery Rychel, Dmytro Timashov and Josh Winquist (AHL)

Defensemen: Andres Borgman, Matias Cleland (AHL), Travis Dermott, Andrew Neilsen, Michael Paliotta (AHL), Calle Rosen and Rinat Valiev

Goaltenders: Kasimir Kaskisuo

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: goaltender Garret Sparks (qualified) and defenseman Justin Holl (qualified)

NHL UFA: goaltender Antoine Bibeau, defensemen Andrew Campbell and Steve Oleksey and forwards Colin Greening, Seth Griffith, Sergei Kalinin, Brooks Laich and Milan Michalek

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

Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks)

Under Contract

Forwards: Carter Bancks (AHL), Michael Carcone, Cole Cassles, Nikolay Goldobin, Wacey Hamilton (AHL), Yan-Pavel Laplante, Zack MacEwen, MacKenze Stewart and Jake Virtanen

Defensemen: Anton Cederholm, Jalen Chatfield, Philip Holm, Andrey Pedan, Ashton Sautner, Jordan Subban

Goaltenders: Richard Backman and Thatcher Demko

Impending Free Agents

NHL RFA: defenseman Evan McEneny (qualified) and forward Joseph Labate (qualified)

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

AHL UFA: defensemen John Negrin, Colby Robak and David Shields and forwards Darren Archibald, 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)


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