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Dale Weise resets to embrace role as veteran mentor in Laval
November 17th, 2019 by Julian McKenzie

Laval Rocket forward Dale Weise may have been reluctant about starting the season in the American Hockey League. But he’s since had a change of heart. The 31 year old was left to start the 2019-20 season with the Rocket after being cut by the Montreal Canadiens during their training camp. Weise says he’s overcome…

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Calgary native Justin Dowling scores first career NHL goal in Stars win over Flames
November 14th, 2019 by Matthew DeFranks

CALGARY, Alberta — Justin Dowling found his family during warmup. Before the Stars beat the Flames 3-1 to climb above .500 for the first time this season and before Dowling scored his first career NHL goal in his hometown, he spotted his family. They were in the corner of the lower bowl, where they always…

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Beaudin reflects on memorable NHL debut
November 4th, 2019 by Matt Tidcombe | AHL On The Beat

When you get the call for the first time, it doesn’t matter what hour it is, someone is getting a call immediately after. For Belleville Senators forward J.C. Beaudin, that call went to his dad after he received news that he had been called up to the NHL for the first time. “They were actually…

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Sherwood brings energy in return to Blue Jackets
November 4th, 2019 by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

One would have expected Kole Sherwood to have a big cheering section when he played at Nationwide Arena last night against Calgary. After all, Sherwood grew up in the Columbus suburb of New Albany and was playing just his second NHL game in his hometown for the Blue Jackets and only the third overall at…

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RELEASE: Hischier Signs Seven-Year Deal
October 18th, 2019 by New Jersey Devils PR NJDevils / NewJerseyDevils.com

NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Devils signed center Nico Hischier to a seven-year contract extension with an average annual value of $7,250,000 (total value $50,750,000). Hischier would have been a restricted free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season. The contract will start in 2020-21 and the breakdown is as follows: 2020-21: $7,000,000,…

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Allen tied for second in Blues history in wins
October 14th, 2019

OTTAWA – With a 6-4 win against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, Blues goaltender Jake Allen tied Curtis Joseph for second on the Blues’ all-time wins list (137). Allen recorded his 137th win with the Blues in his 250th career start, making 25 saves on Thursday. Joseph needed 274 starts to reach 137 wins….

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Hart gets first NHL shutout in Flyers’ win against Devils
October 10th, 2019 by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA — Carter Hart made 25 saves for his first NHL shutout, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-0 at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Hart (21 years, 57 days) is the youngest Flyers goalie with a shutout; Dominic Roussel was 22 years, 5 days old when he shut out the Calgary…

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Repêchage 2020 : Patrick Guay n’est pas tombé loin de l’arbre
October 10th, 2019 by Guillaume Lepage @GLepageLNH / Journaliste LNH.com

Patrick Guay a beau être le cadet d’une famille de cinq enfants, il n’est pas tombé bien loin de l’arbre. À vrai dire, il est tombé directement dans le même panier. Chez les Guay, le hockey c’est de famille : les deux frères et trois sœurs ont hérité de la passion de leur père François,…

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Hart poised to end Flyers’ long search for franchise goalie
October 8th, 2019 by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Carter Hart could be the answer to a question the Philadelphia Flyers have been asking for 30 years: Who will be their next franchise goalie? Since Ron Hextall helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 1987, Philadelphia has drafted 41 goalies; none has played more than 174 NHL games for them. They’ve had…

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Hurricanes’ Cozens named WHL On the Run Player of the Week
September 30th, 2019 by whl.ca

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Dylan Cozens has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending September 29, 2019. The seventh-overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres at the 2019 National Hockey League Draft made a dominant return to the WHL…

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AFTER BATTLING BLOOD CLOT, FRITZ FIGHTING FOR ISLES ROSTER SPOT
September 23rd, 2019 by Cory Wright (@WrightsWay) / New York Islanders

Tanner Fritz is sporting a sizable scar on his right forearm, the lasting result of surgery to remove a blood clot late last season. It was a freak injury, as Fritz first noticed some pain in his hand after the Islanders-Montreal Canadiens game on March 21, his first game after being recalled from Bridgeport. He…

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THE GREAT GOALIE RANKING: HOW THE NHL’S 31 NO. 1 NETMINDERS STACK UP HEADING INTO 2019-20
September 16th, 2019 by Sam McCaig - The Hockey News

It’s the most important position in sports – which, surely, makes this the most important ranking in sports. OK, maybe not, but here’s how the NHL’s 31 projected starting netminders stack up as teams head into training camp for the 2019-20 season: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning: The reigning Vezina Trophy winner is exceptionally acrobatic…

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Kole Sherwood has caught John Tortorella’s eye, and an NHL job is within reach
September 16th, 2019 by Aaron Portzline - The Athletic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Soon enough, it’ll happen. Kole Sherwood, a Blue Jackets prospect, and Kiefer Sherwood, an Anaheim Ducks prospect, will play against each other in an NHL game, a storybook scene for the New Albany brothers and another milestone moment for the central Ohio hockey community. For now, though, Kole Sherwood has arrived at…

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Is the Flyers’ Carter Hart ready for the NHL’s most challenging goaltending job?
September 11th, 2019 by Scott Burnside - The Athletic

SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta – There is something purposeful about the solitary figure on this sheet of ice in this suburban rink outside Edmonton on this day in early August. The heir to the oft-cursed Philadelphia Flyers goaltending throne makes looping circles up and down the ice, gliding first on one leg and then the other….

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How one Hockeytown prospect tries to keep one skate in two worlds
September 11th, 2019 by John Matisz

DETROIT – It’s early August, and the sun is beating down on Clark Park, a multipurpose community center just west of the bridge connecting Michigan and Ontario. Local pro Jalen Smereck moves through a scattered group of ball hockey players, striking up casual conversations. Smereck grew up 12 miles from Clark Park. This is his…

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Exclusive: Colin Greening on his career, Kyle Dubas, the Marlies as the NHL’s 33rd team, and more
September 10th, 2019 by JACOB STOLLER

Over the course of what would turn out to be his final three AHL seasons, Colin Greening left a mark — both literally and figuratively — inside the Toronto Marlies’ dressing room. It was on the night of June 14th, 2018, when the Marlies defeated the Texas Stars in Game 7 of the Calder Cup…

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Flames take long look at prospect even smaller than Johnny Gaudreau
September 10th, 2019 by Wes Gilbertson

Size him up, and it’s easy — too easy — to count this kid out. To his credit, Matthew Phillips doesn’t seem like such a long-shot anymore. Make no mistake, nobody is calling Phillips a can’t-miss, but it feels less and less far-fetched to think that this pint-sized prospect will earn a sniff with the…

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Cozens recovering from thumb surgery, still eyes spot with Sabres
August 26th, 2019 by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. — Dylan Cozens is confident he’ll be cleared to play for the Buffalo Sabres at the 2019 Prospects Challenge, which starts Sept. 6 at HarborCenter in Buffalo. Cozens, selected by the Sabres with the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, had surgery in early July to repair a dislocated left thumb…

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Hischier feels he’ll help fellow No. 1 pick Hughes with Devils: report
August 15th, 2019 by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Nico Hischier knows what it’s like to be the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft and said he feels he’ll help New Jersey Devils teammate and fellow top pick Jack Hughes when training camp begins. “I’m going to help Jack as best as I can because I’ve been there as well,” Hischier, the No….

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Raiders’ Kaiden Guhle eager to learn at Under-18 camp
August 9th, 2019 by CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

Kaiden Guhle’s first season in the Western Hockey League was almost picture perfect. Following his first overall selection by Prince Albert in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, Guhle skated for one more season in the preparatory ranks before joining the Raiders full time for the 2018-19 campaign, a year in which the club captured the…

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