(Rochester, NY) — Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today the hiring of Andrew Stegehuis as head equipment manager. Stegehuis replaces Ben Laing, who was elevated to a position with the Buffalo Sabres.
Stegehuis joins the Amerks following six seasons as the assistant equipment manager of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, helping the team earn both of its Calder Cup championships. Stegehuis previously served as a locker room attendant for the Griffins from 2004-11 and joined Grand Rapids full-time after spending the 2011-12 season as the equipment manager for the Chicago Steel of the USHL.
A native of Grandville, Mich., Stegehuis has also assisted the Detroit Red Wings during their prospect camps and training camps.