The Americans are the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. During his tenure as RPI's head coach from 2006-2017, Appert posted 152 victories. Since being dismissed as the head hockey coach at RPI, Appert had served the last three seasons as a head coach within USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. The Rochester Americans released this statement   in regards to the hiring of Seth Appert

Seth has a proven track record of developing talent at various levels and we are looking forward to him being the next head coach of the Rochester Americans,” Adams said. “His approach to coaching and leadership, both on and off the ice, is a natural fit with the philosophy Ralph Krueger and I have started to implement as we build the organization. Seth will be an asset to Rochester and to the Sabres organization, and I’m excited to see him succeed behind the bench with the Amerks.

The Americans season was cut short in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rochester is scheduled to take the ice again in 2021.

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