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Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed forward Garret Ross to a one-year American Hockey League contract.

Ross appeared in 27 games last season with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL), recording four points (1+3) and 39 penalty minutes. Prior to joining Tucson for the 2016-17 campaign, the 25-year-old native of Dearborn Heights, Mich., totaled 97 points (43+54) in 210 games for the Rockford IceHogs over parts of four seasons from 2012-16.

A fifth-round pick (139th overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-0, 176-pound forward played four years with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, recording 170 points (82+88) in 217 games. During the 2012-13 season, Ross finished fifth in the OHL with 44 goals and 90 points while ranking second in scoring among all Saginaw skaters.

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.