DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Bombers announced that the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League have reassigned goaltender Adam Berkhoel to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
The 5-foot-11 and 185-pound Berkhoel is 21-14-3 and leads the ECHL with a team record five shutouts while ranking second with a goals-against average of 2.31 in 38 games for Dayton. He was voted to be the starting goaltender for the American Conference in the ECHL All-Star Game and earned Most Valuable Player honors after stopping 10 of 11 shots in the first period of a 6-3 win.
Selected in the eighth round (240th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and under NHL contract to Buffalo, the 25-year-old Berkhoel attended training camp with the Sabres and Rochester before being assigned to Dayton on Oct. 20.
The Bombers are the ECHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL and the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.