December 10, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Rochester Americans
(Rochester, NY)... Rochester Americans Vice President of Hockey Operations Ted Nolan announced today that the team has signed forward Dylan Hunter to a 25-game professional tryout.
Hunter, 24, re-joins the Amerks after registering 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 19 games with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL this season. The Quebec City, Quebec, native returns to Rochester where he collected 75 points (28+47) and 111 penalty minutes in 137 games in two seasons (2006-08) with the Amerks.
Hunter registered his best offensive season during the 2007-08 campaign, capturing career-highs in all offensive categories in goals (20), assists (47), points (67), penalty minutes (69) and games played (70) to finish third on the team in scoring. That same season, the 6-foot-0, 210-pound forward was just one of three Amerks to reach the 20-goal plateau, in addition to being names the team's Most Improved Player and the recipient of the Fairand/O'Neil Sportsmanship Award.
In 183 American Hockey League contests with Rochester, Portland and Houston, Hunter has totaled 91 points (31+60) and 135 penalty minutes. Originally a ninth-round selection (273rd overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Hunter has amassed 114 points (41+73) in 202 professional games.
Rochester returns home from its season-long six-game road trip on Friday, December 11th as the Abbotsford Heat make their inaugural visit to the Flower City. The 7:05 p.m. contest will be broadcast live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK and FM 107.3, Rochester's Sports Talk. The game will also be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet Channel 26.