Category: Syracuse Crunch

Tampa Bay Lightning lock up Syracuse Crunch star Alex Barre-Boulet

Tampa Bay Lightning lock up Syracuse Crunch star Alex Barre-Boulet

Forward Alex Barre-Boulet has been one of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s best prospects the past three seasons, and on Friday he was rewarded for that. The Lightning have signed Barre-Boulet to a three-year contract worth $758,333 average annual vaule. The first year ... MORE
Syracuse Crunch captain Luke Witkowski signs free-agent deal with Detroit

Syracuse Crunch captain Luke Witkowski signs free-agent deal with Detroit

After getting a second go-round with the Tampa Bay organization the past two seasons, Syracuse Crunch captain Luke Witkowski is going the same route with Detroit. Witkowski, a defenseman, inked a two-year deal with Detroit on Thursday. Witkowski played with the Red ... MORE
Syracuse Crunch add former Rochester Amerks forward Remi Elie

Syracuse Crunch add former Rochester Amerks forward Remi Elie

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Remi Elie to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced. Elie, 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, played in 28 games for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League in 2020-21, ... MORE
Tampa Bay Lightning sign 5 players to two-way contracts, including a former Syracuse Crunch captain

Tampa Bay Lightning sign 5 players to two-way contracts, including a former Syracuse Crunch captain

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forwards Gabriel Dumont and Charles Hudon, defensemen Darren Raddysh and Andrej Sustr and goaltender Maxime Lagace to one-year, two-way contracts, the team announced Wednesday. Dumont, 30, is a former captain for the Syracuse Crunch who has ... MORE
Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Syracuse Crunch forward Otto Somppi

Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Syracuse Crunch forward Otto Somppi

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Otto Somppi to a one-year, two-way contract, general manager Julien BriseBois announced Tuesday. The 23 year-old Helsinki, Finland native has skated in 104 career AHL games, all with the Syracuse Crunch over the past three ... MORE
Syracuse Crunch announce 2021-22 regular-season schedule

Syracuse Crunch announce 2021-22 regular-season schedule

The Syracuse Crunch, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, have announced the 2021-22 regular season schedule. The Crunch will open their 28th season on the road against the Cleveland Monsters on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. The team will ... MORE
Seattle Kraken select former Syracuse Crunch star Yanni Gourde in NHL expansion draft

Seattle Kraken select former Syracuse Crunch star Yanni Gourde in NHL expansion draft

The Seattle Kraken are turning to sparkplug Yanni Gourde for help in igniting their new franchise. The Kraken plucked Gourde off the Tampa Bay roster in Thursday night’s NHL expansion draft. The 5-foot-9 forward was integral to the Lightning’s run to the ... MORE
Rochester Amerks 2021-22 home opener set for October 22 against Syracuse Crunch

Rochester Amerks 2021-22 home opener set for October 22 against Syracuse Crunch

The Rochester Americans will host the Syracuse Crunch in their 2021-22 Home Opener on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The 2021-22 season, presented exclusively by Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, will be Rochester’s 66th in the ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Obstacles facing AHL looking ahead to 2021-22 season (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Obstacles facing AHL looking ahead to 2021-22 season (podcast)

In this episode, recorded July 19th, 2021, Alex welcomes back AHL writer Patrick Williams. The two of them cap off the final episode of season three of the podcast with a chat about where the league has been, where it might be ... MORE
Tampa Bay Lightning ink potential depth defenseman for Syracuse Crunch

Tampa Bay Lightning ink potential depth defenseman for Syracuse Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed a veteran for the potential mix of the Syracuse Crunch defense in 2021-22. The Lightning inked defenseman Fredrik Claesson to a one-year, two-way contract. Claesson, 28, played in two games with the Lightning after being acquired ... MORE
Syracuse Crunch affiliate Tampa Bay Lightning wins Stanley Cup for 2nd year in a row

Syracuse Crunch affiliate Tampa Bay Lightning wins Stanley Cup for 2nd year in a row

Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into the dark days of the pandemic perhaps one last time. The NHL commissioner beckoned not just captain Steven Stamkos ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Discussing how the AHL, Crunch have shaped the Tampa Bay Lightning (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Discussing how the AHL, Crunch have shaped the Tampa Bay Lightning (podcast)

In this episode, Alex takes a look at how the American Hockey League and the Syracuse Crunch have shaped the Lightning. There’s a reason 24 players currently on the Lightning’s roster have at least some AHL experience in their pasts. The league ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Speaking in certainties about 2021-22 season (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Speaking in certainties about 2021-22 season (podcast)

In this episode, recorded June 22nd, 2021, Alex covers what is known about the upcoming 2021-22 season for Syracuse and the American Hockey League. She discusses this from a few different angles. She starts with players who, barring an off season trade, ... MORE
Syracuse Crunch coach Ben Groulx interviews for Arizona Coyotes job

Syracuse Crunch coach Ben Groulx interviews for Arizona Coyotes job

Ben Groulx recently signed an extension to remain as head coach of the Syracuse Crunch, but that pact may not be enough to keep him in the organization. According to a tweet by Coyotes’ insider Craig Morgan, Groulx has interviewed for the ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking ahead to the looming questions for 2021-22 (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking ahead to the looming questions for 2021-22 (podcast)

In this episode, recorded June 8th, 2021, Alex begins to break down Syracuse’s potential roster for the 2021-22 season. With NHL Free Agency scheduled for July 28th, she looks at the big questions for the Crunch through the lens of the unrestricted ... MORE
AHL announces 2021-22 alignment; Rochester Americans, Syracuse Crunch stay in North Division

AHL announces 2021-22 alignment; Rochester Americans, Syracuse Crunch stay in North Division

American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has approved the following divisional alignment for the 2021-22 AHL season. Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Bridgeport Islanders (New York Islanders) Charlotte Checkers (Florida Panthers) Hartford Wolf Pack ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking back at the 2020-21 regular AHL season (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Looking back at the 2020-21 regular AHL season (podcast)

In this episode, recorded May 25-26, Alex starts off by taking a look back at the 2020-21 regular AHL season. She recaps the major storylines that impacted the team – storylines that didn’t actually involve COVID-19 that much, surprisingly – and marvels ... MORE
2 Syracuse Crunch forwards named to 2020-21 AHL North Division All-Star Team

2 Syracuse Crunch forwards named to 2020-21 AHL North Division All-Star Team

The American Hockey League announced today the 2020-21 AHL All-Star Teams, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 28 active member cities. This season, an All-Star Team was selected for each of the league’s five divisions ... MORE