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Griffins Sign Forwards Sandlak and Ford

July 12, 2016 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Griffins have signed forward Carter Sandlak to a standard player's contract for the 2016-17 season and forward Matthew Ford to a two-year deal. During the 2015-16 season, Ford, 31, led the AHL's Bakersfield Condors in goals (27) and points (27-24 - 51) while appearing in 64 games. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound winger also played two seasons (2013-15) under current Griffins head coach Todd Nelson when he was coach of the Oklahoma City Barons from 2010-15. Ford accounted for 100 points (44-5... Full Story

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Laval, Que., to Join American Hockey League in 2017-18

July 11, 2016 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League's Board of Governors has unanimously approved the relocation of the franchise owned by the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens from St. John's, N.L., to Laval, Que., beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Canadiens' AHL franchise will begin play in the fall of 2017 at Place Bell, a multi-purpose facility under construction in the Montreal suburb of Laval. In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 Nationa... Full Story

Griffins' Front Office Earns Accolades from AHL

July 8, 2016 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Griffins' front office earned several honors from the American Hockey League during recent league meetings in Pittsburgh and Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Griffins were recognized during the Board of Governors' Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island for outstanding fan experience at home games, marking the second time Grand Rapids has earned the distinction (2009-10). At the league's marketing meeting held in Pittsburgh in June, the Griffins were the recipient of a pair of accolades.... Full Story

Detroit Re-Signs Coreau for Two Years

July 6, 2016 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday re-signed goaltender Jared Coreau to a two-year contract. Coreau, 24, appeared in 47 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2015-16 season and ranked among the AHL's elite goaltenders with a 2.43 goals against average (T10th), 1,314 saves (5th), 2,741:36 minutes (4th), a 0.922 save percentage (T4th), 29 wins (T4th) and six shutouts (3rd). The 6-foot-6, 220-pound netminder played in three Calder Cup Playoff contests and posted a 2-1 record, a 1.89 GAA and a ... Full Story

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Home: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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