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Welcome to Around The A.

I cover the American Hockey League for and This site will allow me to expand my work and bring you additional content on the NHL’s top developmental league.

My column runs each Wednesday and features a look at the teams, players, and stories making news across North America in the AHL. Each Friday I examine the AHL with a Canadian focus on

I split time between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference and travel extensively throughout the league. This past season I was based in Hershey, the AHL’s most historic and storied market with a history in the league dating to 1938.

I also have five seasons of NHL experience covering the Winnipeg Jets for, including the return of the NHL to Winnipeg in 2011 and the Jets’ run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2015.

In the 2015-16 season, I divided by time between the NHL and AHL after the return of the Manitoba Moose to Winnipeg and was named the winner of the James H. Ellery Memorial Award for outstanding media coverage.

Prior to joining, I covered the AHL for a variety of media outlets, including The Hockey News and Sun Media. Along with my NHL and AHL experience, I also covered the ECHL & Ontario Hockey League while working my way through the hockey world.

You can follow me on these social media platforms:
Twitter: @pwilliamsnhl

This site is not affiliated in any way with the NHL,, MLBAM, AHL, or Rogers Media.