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Amerks sign Barry Goers and Adam Krause

The Rochester Americans started to round out its roster on Tuesday, announcing they had signed defenseman Barry Goers and forward Adam Krause to one-year contracts.

Both played for the Pittsburgh Penguins' AHL team, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, last season. Newly named Amerks coach, Chris Taylor, was an assistant coach with Willkes-Barre last season.

Goers is coming of his eighth season of pro hockey, notching an AHL career-high in points (12 points, four goals, eight assists) in 37 games. He also played in four playoff games with the Penguins.

This will be his fourth AHL team, having 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) in 167 career games with Lake Erie, Bridgeport an Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 31-year-old played four seasons at UMass-Lowell.

Krause played 14 AHL games last year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring three goals with four assists. He had 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 26 games with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

The 25-year-old has appeared in 29 AHL games and played four years at Minnesota-Duluth.

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