The Rochester Americans announced Tuesday that Val James and Jason Pominville will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony on Friday, January 27.
Both players were unanimously selected for induction by the Amerks Hall of Fame Committee.
James was the first American-born Black player in Amerks and NHL history. He appeared in 253 career games with Rochester over five seasons while helping them win the 1983 Calder Cup Finals.
Pominville, who was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 2001 NHL Draft, recorded 192 points (96 goals, 96 assists) over 235 regular season games with the Amerks. He also added 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in 19 playoff games.
Rochester will be hosting the Charlotte Checkers when James and Pominville are inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.