The Rochester Americans went to the ECHL to get some depth on the blue line. The Amerks called Devante Stephens from the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Stephens made his pro hockey debut on Oct. 14, playing against Kalamazoo for the Cyclones. The 20-year-old had played in two games for Cincinnati.
Before turning pro, Stephens played three seasons with the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Hockey League. He had 57 points (19 goals, 38 assists) in 203 games in the major-junior league. He sets career-highs in goals (13), assists (22), and points (35) last season.
The Amerks have three games in four days this week, playing at Laval on Wednesday then host Laval on Friday before welcoming back Syracuse to Blue Cross Arena on Saturday.
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