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Merkosky Heads to AHL Hall of Fame

Getty Images Photo Courtesy of Detroit Red Wings
Getty Images Photo Courtesy of Detroit Red Wings

Former Binghamton Whaler Glenn Merkosky is headed to the American Hockey League’s Hall of Fame. Merkosky joins former Binghamton Ranger Don Biggs as two of the members of the AHL’s  Class of 2018. Both will be officially inducted in January at Turning Stone Casino as part of the American League’s All-Star Classic festivities.  The All-Star game is being hosted by Utica this season.

Merkosky spent ten seasons in the American Hockey League including two with the Binghamton Whalers in the 1980-81 and 1981-82 seasons.  While with Binghamton Merkosky played in 152 games and scored 130 points including 55 goals.  He was inducted into the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Merkosky played six seasons in Adirondack and spent one season as an assistant coach there as well as serving as the team’s head coach for three more campaigns. He has worked with another Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame member,
Detroit Red Wings’ General Manager Ken Holland as a scout since he retired from coaching.

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