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Getting to Know: Ryan Graves
March 22nd, 2019 by Dan Vatch / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Ryan Graves was acquired by the Colorado Avalanche from the New York Rangers via a trade on Feb. 26, 2018 and played for the Avs’ American Hockey League affiliates, the San Antonio Rampage and Colorado Eagles, before making his NHL debut this season on Dec. 27 at the Vegas Golden Knights. The Yarmouth, Nova Scotia,…

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More ‘Great Goaltending’ From Philipp Grubauer Helps Avalanche Defeat Stars
March 22nd, 2019 by Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Philipp Grubauer was spectacularly stubborn in goal on a night when Colorado’s defense got in on the offense. Grubauer made a career-high 44 saves, including 23 in the third period, and defensemen Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie scored to help the Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Thursday night. The Colorado…

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Flyers’ Carter Hart matches an NHL accolade not seen in 32 years
March 22nd, 2019 by John Boruk

CHICAGO — Carter Hart continues to turn back the clock. Just last month, the Flyers’ rookie netminder matched Jocelyn Thibault’s rookie record with eight straight victories before the age of 21, a record established back in 1995. Thursday against the Blackhawks, Hart may have done himself one better. Hart’s 40-save performance in a 3-1 win…

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Islanders Agree To Terms With Hutton
March 21st, 2019 by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Grant Hutton has agreed to terms on a one-year, entry-level contract beginning in 2019-20. Hutton, 23, played four years of college hockey at Miami University of Ohio. The 6’3, 209-pound defenseman served as team captain this past season, his senior year, and led all RedHawks defensemen with…

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Flames sign U Sports forward Luke Philp to entry-level contract
March 20th, 2019 by Sportsnet

The Calgary Flames have signed forward Luke Philp to a two-year entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday. The Flames added that the deal will begin during the 2019-2020 season. In 24 games this season with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, Philp tallied 21 goals and 24 assists. He also won the Senator Joseph A….

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Michigan State’s Hirose ready to start NHL career with Wings
March 19th, 2019 by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

Throughout his career, Taro Hirose was told he was too small and not fast enough to be successful. Fortunately for him — and the Detroit Red Wings — he didn’t listen to those people. After leading the NCAA in scoring in his junior season at Michigan State, Hirose was one of the most sought-after college…

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Canucks Sign Defenceman Josh Teves
March 12th, 2019 by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Josh Teves to a one-year entry-level contract. “Josh had an outstanding collegiate career at Princeton,” said Benning. “He has good vision and playmaking ability and can contribute in all three zones. We’re excited to see him play at…

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Red Wings agree to terms with MSU forward Taro Hirose on entry-level deal
March 12th, 2019 by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with left wing Taro Hirose on a two-year entry-level contract. Hirose, 22, has spent the last three seasons at Michigan State and has totaled 116 points (33-83-116) in 106 games. This season, Hirose led the nation in points (50), points-per-game (1.47), assists (35), multi-point games…

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Red Wings sign Princeton forward Ryan Kuffner to entry-level deal
March 12th, 2019 by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedwings.com

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed forward Ryan Kuffner to a two-year entry-level contract. Kuffner, 22, has spent the last four seasons at Princeton University, where he totaled 75 goals in 132 games to become the university’s all-time leading goal scorer. During his senior campaign in 2018-19, Kuffner’s 22 goals led the ECAC…

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DALLAS STARS SIGN CENTER JUSTIN DOWLING TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION
March 10th, 2019 by Texas Stars

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed center Justin Dowling to a two-year, two-way contract extension, which will run through the 2020-21 season. Dowling, 28, has appeared in six NHL games with Dallas this season, recording one assist (0-1=1), five shots on goal and six hits….

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Ben Bishop on his love for baseball, favorite players and being a ‘tiger’
March 8th, 2019 by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

It’s been a while since we’ve had an addition to our “On The Fly” series with the Stars, so let’s get it going again. Senior staff writer Mike Heika talks to goalie Ben Bishop about his love of baseball, spirit animals and more. Mike Heika: I saw you were wearing your Texas Rangers warm-up the…

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How Akira Schmid’s wild journey to America’s heartland has him shooting up the Devils’ prospect board
March 6th, 2019 by Corey Masisak

OMAHA,​ Neb. —​ The​ smoke machine​ filled​ the air inside​ Ralston​ Arena for several minutes​ before a disco ball was​​ wheeled out to center ice. The lights went down. A knight in full-body armor emerged, wielding a sword. The Omaha Lancers put on quite the pregame show, and it was a tall, lanky goaltender from…

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Dylan Cozens ready to put Yukon on the hockey map
March 4th, 2019 by Sportsnet

Take a look at last season’s WHL Rookie of the Year, Dylan Cozens, who is from Whitehorse, Yukon and turning heads leading to the NHL Draft.

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Devils sign goaltender Evan Cormier to a three-year entry level contract
February 25th, 2019 by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today signed goaltender Evan Cormier to a three-year entry level contract that starts with the current 2018-19 season through 2020-21. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Cormier had previously signed an American Hockey League Contract with Binghamton on January 11, 2019. Overall, Cormier has posted…

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Blue Jackets acquire Keith Kinkaid from New Jersey
February 25th, 2019 by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Kinkaid, 29, has posted a 64-55-17 record with a 2.90 goals-against average (GAA), .906 save percentage (SV%) and seven shutouts in 151…

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Hart gifts Stadium Series jersey to boy who helped him decide on No. 79
February 22nd, 2019 by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

It all started with some fist bumps. Back before he was with the Philadelphia Flyers, Carter Hart would get a ceremonial fist bump from a young, autistic fan named Connor Parkkila ahead of each game for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Connor’s parents, Will and April, were Silvertips season ticket holders. Flash…

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Postgame Wrap-Up: Graves Taking Advantage of Increased Minutes
February 13th, 2019 by Ron Knabenbauer

Rookie Ryan Graves is in his third stint with the Colorado Avalanche this season and continues to make the most of the opportunities he’s given. The defenseman scored his third career NHL goal on Tuesday night and played meaningful minutes in the Avs’ 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Pepsi Center. The Maple…

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Handed an opportunity with David Pastrnak out, Danton Heinen is taking advantage
February 12th, 2019 by Joe McDonald

The​ idea of Danton​ Heinen​ playing on​ the​ Bruins’ top line​ with​ Brad Marchand and​ Patrice Bergeron was something​​ Bruce Cassidy thought about quite often last summer. Knowing he had one of the top lines in the NHL with Marchand, Bergeron and David Pastrnak, the coach pondered the best ways to create a well-balanced attack…

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Flyers goalie Carter Hart to be reunited with autistic boy who inspired him to wear No. 79
February 10th, 2019 by Sam Carchidi

Carter Hart seems almost too good to be true. He looks destined to be the Flyers’ best goalie in three decades. Combine that with his boyish enthusiasm and genuineness and you can understand why he has quickly become the fans’ most popular player.At 20 years old. When they announced the starting lineups for Monday’s game…

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In the Moment: What a Hart Stopper
February 5th, 2019 by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer

Already having earned NHL Rookie of the Month honors in January and a leaguewide Second-Star of the Week selection for the week ending February 3, Flyers goaltender Carter Hart outdid himself in Monday night’s 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Hart made 41 saves on 42 shots. His night’s work included a puck off his…

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