Rochester Americans defenseman Zach Redmond set a new single-season franchise record on Wednesday, scoring his team-leading 19th goal of the season in a 7-5 win over the Binghamton Devils at The Blue Cross Arena.
Redmond, who will represent the Amerks at the upcoming 2019 AHL All-Star Classic, scored at 16:21 of the second period on an assist from Kevin Porter, establishing a new franchise record for goals by a defenseman in a season through just 41 games. He surpasses Amerks Hall of Famer Rick Pagnutti, who set the mark with 18 goals during the 1972-73 campaign. He'll also become the first defenseman in the 63-year history of the franchise to reach the 20-goal mark on his next goal.
WATCH: REDMOND'S RECORD-SETTING 19TH GOAL
“Congratulations on this milestone, Zach. Treasure this as your career unfolds,” said Pagnutti. “The record I have held for 46 years will always be a highlight of my career. The best of luck to you and your teammates in your quest for the Calder Cup, and to the great Rochester fans.”
WATCH: REDMOND HIGHLIGHT REEL
Earlier this season, Redmond became the fastest Amerks defenseman to score 10 goals in the fewest amount of games to begin the season, reaching the mark in just 14 games. He’s currently tied for seventh in the league in goals (19) and leads all active AHL defensemen with 39 points, while his eight game-winning goals are tops in the AHL. His 19 goals are also the most by an AHL blueliner.