The Rochester Americans are the second oldest franchise in the American Hockey League and one of the most successful with six Calder Cup Championships, 16 Calder Cup Final appearances and 39 postseason appearances. Often referred to as the "seventh NHL team" while winning three titles in four years in the mid-1960's, this team is cited as the standard other AHL teams compare themselves too. "Rochester Americans: The First 50 Years" attempts to capture the essence of the long history of this great franchise. Each championship season is summarized and profiles of several of the more recognizable players and coaches are included. The end of the book will undoubtedly serve as a historical reference to jog your memory or provide material for a trivia stumper with a year-by-year statistical summary and each season's standings along with the all-time player roster and members of the Amerks Hall of Fame. From former players and hockey icons like Al Arbour, Bronco Horvath and Gerry Cheevers in the early years to Mike Keenan, and one of the AHL's all-time greats in Jody Gage along with a chapter from the lighter side on and off the ice, this trip down memory lane will hopefully bring a smile to the face of every hockey fan.