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Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed defenseman Barry Goers and forward Adam Krause to one-year American Hockey League contracts.

Goers concluded his seventh pro season in 2016-17 with AHL career-highs in goals (4), assists (8), points (12) and plus/minus (+16) in 37 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He also appeared in four playoff games with the Penguins.

A native of Ivyland, Pa., Goers makes his fourth stop in the American Hockey League, having recorded 38 points (7+31) in 167 career games with Lake Erie, Bridgeport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In his pro career, the 31-year-old has tallied 106 points (23+83) in 315 games, including 145 ECHL appearances with the Las Vegas Wranglers and Wheeling Nailers.

Before joining the pro ranks, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound veteran blueliner totaled 42 points (5+37) in four seasons at UMass-Lowell (H-East). Goers led all River Hawks defensemen in scoring as a sophomore during the 2007-08 campaign and was twice named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

Krause, 25, recorded seven points (3+4) and four penalty minutes in 14 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season in addition to appearing in three postseason contests. He also registered 24 points on nine goals and 15 assists in 26 games with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

A native of Hermantown, Minn., Krause has appeared in 29 career AHL games, all with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, compiling 11 points (4+7) and 14 penalty minutes. He’s also totaled 52 points (26+26) over parts of three ECHL seasons with Wheeling.

Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound forward played four years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC), where he amassed 37 points (16+21) in 133 career games and was a two-time team captain for the Bulldogs. He was named one of eight members to the inaugural NCHC Scholar-Athlete Team and was a finalist for UMD Athletics Shjon Podein Community Service Award during his senior year.

Rochester begins its 62nd season in the American Hockey League on Friday, Oct. 6 against the Syracuse Crunch 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 or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS. 

3/23/2018 7:05 PM / Rochester, NY
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