CHRIS TAYLOR TO SERVE AS COACH OF NORTH DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM AT 2020 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC
Taylor earns first AHL All-Star selection after leading Amerks to best record in North Division
(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Americans head coach Chris Taylor has clinched the honor of serving as coach of the North Division All-Star team for the upcoming 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport, to be held Jan. 26-27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Taylor becomes Rochester’s first All-Star coach since John Tortorella in 1997.
Currently in his third season as Amerks head coach, Taylor earns his first AHL All-Star coaching selection after guiding Rochester to a 20-6-2-2 record and 44 points in 30 games this season. The Amerks lead the North Division and rank third overall in the American Hockey League with a .733 points percentage and are one of just four teams to reach them 20-win mark.
Taylor, who spent the first two months of the 2019-20 season assisting the Buffalo Sabres coaching staff, boasts a 91-65-8 record as Rochester’s bench boss while also leading the Amerks to back-to-back playoff appearances.