Jun 2, 2021

A numerical and statistical look at some of the more memorable team and individual performances from the 2020-21 American Hockey League season.

Overall Record – 11-15-2-1 (25 points)                       
Home Record – 4-9-2-0 (10 points)                  
Road Record – 7-6-0-1 (15 points)       


  • The 7-3 win over the Cleveland Monsters on Feb. 12 was the largest margin of victory while also marking a season-high in goals.
    • The seven goals in a game marks the fourth straight season the Amerks scored seven goals in a game.
  • The Amerks allowed a season-high nine goals and allowed five goals or more on 10 separate occasions.
    • The nine goals allowed in a 9-2 loss in Cleveland on April 10 were a season-high in goals-allowed and was the largest margin of defeat.
  • Rochester finished the season ranked third in the AHL and first in the North Division with a 25.0 % success rate on the power-play.
    • The 27 power-play goals finished for most in the division and fifth in the league.
    • The club scored at least one power-play goal in 18 of the 29 games this season.
    • In seven games, the Amerks recorded multiple goals with the man-advantage.
    • Brett Murray tied for fourth in the AHL with six power-play goals while Oskari Laaksonen and Arttu Ruotsalainen both ranked 15th in the league.
    • Brett Murray (6+4) posted 10 points on the power-play to lead all Amerk skaters while Oskari Laaksonen (1+8) paced all defensemen.
  • Rochester was involved in one shutout during the campaign.
  • The Amerks held their opponents to just three shots on goal in the first period on two separate occasions (Feb. 5 vs. Utica and April 17 @ Cleveland) while also allowing a season-low 21 shots to Syracuse on April 7.
  • Rochester allowed 40 shots or more on two different occasions.
    • Rochester posted a season-high 34 shots (on four separate occasions) while being held to 14 shots on April 10.
  • Five of Rochester’s 11 wins this season came on Saturday, showing a 5-4-0-0 on the road.
  • The club had a pair of four-game point streaks over the campaign.
    • After dropping the first two games of the slate, the Amerks responded with a season-high four-game win streak from Feb. 10 to Feb. 20., where they outscored the opposition 15-11 during that time.
    • Beginning with a 4-3 home win over Utica, Rochester finished the month of March with a 2-1-1-1 record which featured a four-game point steak.
  • Of the 29 games the Amerks played this season, six contests were decided beyond regulation.
    • The team started off winning the first two games that went beyond regulation in overtime and a shootout, respectively, before falling in each of the next three.
    • Rochester showed a record of 1-2 in the extra period and a 2-1 record during shootouts.
    • Jean-Sebastien Dea is the only Amerk to score in all three shootouts while C.J. Smith (1-for-1) and Jack Quinn (1-for-2) also scored.
    • Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (1-1, 3 saves on six attempts) and Billy Christopoulos (1-0, 3 saves on three attempts) each earned the win in the skills competition.
  • A total 13 of different Amerks earned recalls to the Buffalo Sabres.
    • Excluding Andrew Oglevie and Casey Fitzgerald, who were recalled to the team’s taxi squad but never saw any game action, nine made their Sabres debuts.
      • Five made their NHL debuts.
    • Three notched their first-career goal(s) with the big club – Steven Fogarty, Jacob Bryson, and Arttu Ruotsalainen.
      • All three goaltenders to play with both Rochester and Buffalo earned a win with each club (Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Michael Houser- 1st NHL career victories, Dustin Tokarski).
      • Houser and Stefanos Lekkas both signed an NHL contract for the remainder of the season with Buffalo.
  • A total of 36 different players appeared in at least one game with the Amerks this season and 26 players made their Rochester debuts.
    • 11 of the 36 to dress were rookies.
      • Of those 11, seven made their professional debuts while two players (Oskari Laaksonen and Arttu Ruotsalainen) both made their North American debuts.
  • Of the 31 skaters to appear in a game with Rochester, all but one recorded at least one point while 26 scored one goal.
  • 18 different Amerks had a multi-point game with Remi Elie and Jean-Sebastien Dea each posting a team-high five.
    • Michael Mersch had a season-high four-point effort on two goals and two assists on April 23 against the Comets.
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