American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced a revised target start date for the 2020-21 AHL season, as approved by the league’s Board of Governors during its 2020 Annual Meeting. At the recommendation of the AHL’s Return to Play Task Force, the Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start of the 2020-21 regular season to February 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Kyle Burroughs from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward A.J. Greer.
Burroughs, 25, recorded eight points (2g/6a) in 58 games last season for the Islanders’ American League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he served as team captain. It marked his first year in that role after serving as a co-captain the season before. Selected by the Islanders in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Burroughs has totaled 82 points (17g/65a) and a +15 plus/minus rating over 313 career AHL games, all with Bridgeport.
The Vancouver, British Columbia, native played four seasons in the Western Hockey League prior to turning pro, collecting 120 points (22g/98a) for the Regina Pats and Medicine Hat Tigers. Burroughs served as captain of Regina for two seasons from 2013-15 before getting traded to Medicine Hat.
The 6-foot, 189-pound blueliner represented Canada-Pacific at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, netting three points (1g/2a) in five games.