The Laval Rocket announced today that they’ve re-signed veteran centre Kevin Lynch to a one year, one-way AHL contract for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
Lynch originally joined the team as a try-out in 2019, earning a regular spot in Joël Bouchard’s lineup after recovering from a serious knee injury while playing with the Syracuse Crunch. In 54 games the centre tallied seven goals and 14 assists, his second best AHL season overall, and he became a trusted part of Bouchard’s system very quickly.
Lynch’s versatility as a penalty killer and a veteran capable of handling big minutes was a huge boost to a very young Rocket team, and will likely be again this year as well. With Lynch under contract makes seven players currently signed to AHL contracts by the team.
There isn’t a start date yet for the start of the AHL season, but more details will likely come out when the NHL announces its season plans for 2020-21. Of course, the AHL is more reliant on paid attendance which is an issue with the current pandemic.