Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed defenseman Andrew MacWilliam to a one-year American Hockey League contract.
MacWilliam, 27, spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Albany Devils, recording five assists and 100 penalty minutes in 63 games. A native of Calgary, Alberta, MacWilliam has totaled 36 points (4+32) in 252 career AHL appearances with Albany, Manitoba and Toronto while also adding two assists in 13 postseason contests. MacWilliam made his NHL debut during the 2014-15 season, notching two assists in 12 games for Toronto Maple Leafs, who selected him in the seventh round (188th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound blueliner played four years at the University of North Dakota, where he amassed 31 points (4+27) in 163 career games for the Fighting Hawks. As a senior, MacWilliam recorded 13 points (2+11) and was named to the All-WCHA Academic Team while serving as team captain.
Rochester begins its 62nd season in the American Hockey League on Friday, Oct. 6 at The Blue Cross Arena. Amerks Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 campaign, which start as low as just $12 per game, are on-sale now. The Amerks are also offering a variety of partial plans, including Half-Season Memberships and Flex Season Memberships with vouchers good for best available seating to any home game. All memberships are up to 40% off Box Office day of game pricing. For more information, visit www.amerks.com/seasontickets or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.