Next year in the E has already started
Chris Wagner and Brad Winchester are out. Bring on the cavalry.
Welcome to Rebound Control, a look at stories BTS has missed from the week that was.
- With teams now in Iowa and Utica, the AHL had its yearly realignment. Good news! Norfolk stays in the East and maintains its biggest rivalries. Jason has more over at Chips from Center Ice.
- Utica has hired former Duck Travis Green as their head coach.
- The Fort Wayne Komets will not reprise their role as Norfolk’s ECHL affiliate.
- Former Cincinnati Cyclones head coach Jarrod Skalde will take Mike Haviland’s place as an assistant on the bench next year. He is the reigning John Brophy (of course!) ECHL coach of the year, and played some games for the Ducks.
- UFA D-man Jordan Hendry has signed with the Straubing Tigers of the DEL. That makes two Ads in Germany.
- John Mitchell, Matt Kennedy, and Devo (against former Ad J-P Cote) made the end of the year video for best AHL hits.
- John Gibson, Hampus Lindholm, Rickard Rakell, and Stefan Noesen have some interviews up on the Ducks YouTube channel, which needs some new music.