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

Simpson, 28, joins the Amerks after spending last season with the AHL’s Hershey Bears, where he finished third on the team in scoring with 42 points (14+28) while appearing in all 76 games. A native of Boxborough, Mass., Simpson has appeared in 224 career AHL games with Hershey, Providence and Portland, totaling 128 points on 39 goals and 89 assists while also adding 15 points (5+10) in 20 Calder Cup Playoff contests.

Simpson also played two seasons with South Carolina Stingrays, collecting 96 points (38+58) in 131 ECHL games and finishing second on the team in scoring in both years. During the 2014-15 campaign, Simpson set an ECHL postseason scoring record when he amassed 38 points (13+25) in 27 games, leading the Stingrays to an Eastern Conference championship and an appearance in the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals.

Prior to turning pro, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound forward played four years at Union College, recording 115 points (56+59) 159 career games for the Dutchmen.

Rochester opens its 63rd American Hockey League season at home on Friday, Oct. 5 against the Charlotte Checkers at The Blue Cross Arena. Amerks 2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships, which start as low as just $12 per game, are on-sale now. Full-season ticket member benefits include, but are not limited to, Riverside Club VIP Room access with Amerks Alumni, family meet and greet and annual Skate with the Players event, an exclusive preseason Ice Breaker Party and Chalk Talk with the Amerks coaching staff, your very own Season Ticket Member ID and Discount Card and much more. For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.