Taylor Leier has spent a chunk of his career in Philadelphia. ©2019, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Amerks bring back Taylor Leier on AHL contract

The Rochester Americans have signed forward Taylor Leier to a one-year AHL contract, the Buffalo Sabres’ affiliate announced today.

Leier, 25, morphed into one of the Amerks’ top forwards following his Jan. 17 arrival from the Philadelphia Flyers organization, scoring 12 goals and 23 points in 35 games.

According to the Amerks, Leier had successful surgery this offseason. The team did not specify what kind of surgery he underwent.

Overall, Leier compiled 22 goal and 42 points in 69 AHL outings between the Amerks and Lehigh Valley Phantoms last season.

Leier has recorded two goals and seven points in 55 career NHL games with the Flyers. The Saskatchewan native spent all of the 2017-18 season in Philadelphia.

Overall, he has compiled 68 goals and 159 points in 261 career AHL contests.

The Flyers drafted Leier in the fourth round in 2012, 117th overall. The Sabres traded winger Justin Bailey to the Flyers for Leier.

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