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Rochester Amerks sign Patrick Kaleta to AHL contract

by jmaloni

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Sat, Sep 12th 2015 04:20 pm

The Rochester Americans announced today the team signed forward Patrick Kaleta to a one-year American Hockey League contract. Kaleta will attend Buffalo Sabres training camp on a professional tryout (PTO).

Kaleta, 29, appeared in 42 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season, recording three assists and 36 penalty minutes. A native of Buffalo, Kaleta has registered 54 points (27 goals, 27 assists) and 542 penalty minutes in 348 career games with the Sabres over parts of nine seasons (2006-07 to 2014-15). He has also recorded five points (2/3) in 12 NHL playoff games with the Sabres. In 2009-10, he collected career-highs in goals (10) and points (15) in 55 games.

The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Kaleta also has appeared in 94 career AHL games with the Amerks, recording 23 points (7/16) and 244 penalty minutes. Kaleta was originally drafted by the Sabres in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Amerks 2015-16 season ticket memberships, which start as low as just $8 per game, are now on sale. The Amerks also are offering a variety of partial ticket plans, including half-season memberships and flex pack memberships from six to 40 ticket vouchers. Individual game tickets, which start as low as $12, are on sale now.

For more information, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.

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