The Rochester Americans announced another player signing on Tuesday morning, adding another piece to the puzzle as the AHL season grows closer.
The Rochester Americans have signed forward Allan McPherson to a one-year contract. It’s a two-way deal (AHL/ECHL) that would allow McPherson to play for either the Amerks or the Elmira Jackals.
— Rochester Americans (@AmerksHockey) August 12, 2014
McPherson, 23, recently finished playing four years of college hockey at Clarkson University.
He joins the Rochester Americans after having played in 150 college hockey games throughout his four years at Clarkson — which, by the way, is just under two hours drive away from his hometown.
McPherson had 41 goals and 62 assists for 103 points, and added 88 penalty minutes, in his college hockey career. He became the first player to join the “Century Club” in four seasons when he broke the 100-point mark.
McPherson was named Clarkson MVP in both his junior and senior seasons. He was also named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team at the end of his senior year and led the team in goals (13).
Clarkson head coach Casey Jones was quoted in a February article by the Watertown Daily Times, saying that McPherson is a “good teammate” who holds other players as well as himself accountable.
The Kinburn, Ontario native also previously played for the Kanata Stallions of the CJHL from 2007 until 2010. He was was named a 2010 CJHL All-Star.
After his college career wrapped up, McPherson signed a tryout with the Abbotsford Heat and appeared in five games with the team. He had one assist and two penalty minutes.
You can follow the newest member of the Rochester Americans on Twitter at @Mcphee09.
We’re still waiting for the official AHL schedule to be released – and it’s expected in the coming weeks, but for now, the Rochester Americans have announced a handful of guaranteed dates, including their home opener on Friday, October 10.