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Canucks sign Nils Hoglander
April 29th, 2020 by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed left wing prospect Nils Hoglander to a three-year entry level contract. “Nils is a dynamic player with a high skill level and a strong work ethic,” said Jim Benning, Canucks General Manager. “He’s a creative playmaker with great hands…

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Roy Sports Group issuing open challenge in esports in support of ECHL Player Relief Fund
April 28th, 2020 by Darryl Dionne, PHPA Director of Communications and Business Development

When the 2019-20 ECHL season came to a premature end on March 16th, due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ECHL players were advised to return to their home territory, thus losing the opportunity to earn salary for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs. In a league where players earn on average $700…

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ARIZONA DIDN’T SIGN HIM – NOW NOEL HOEFENMAYER IS GETTING A SECOND CHANCE
April 7th, 2020 by Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News

Talk to NHL scouting execs and they’ll tell you that getting drafted is just the beginning: it doesn’t matter what number you’re taken at, it matters what you do after. Sometimes, the road to the pros takes a little longer and a player may not even end up on the team that originally drafted him….

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LE «GRETZKY NÉERLANDAIS» N’A PAS DIT SON DERNIER MOT
April 1st, 2020 by Louis JEAN

Je me souviens d’une discussion avec Dale Weise plus tôt cette saison. L’attaquant des Canadiens s’inquiétait ouvertement au sujet de son avenir. Il semblait résigné à poursuivre sa carrière ailleurs que dans la Ligue nationale de hockey l’an prochain. Avec l’arrêt de la saison, je me suis questionné à propos des joueurs qui ont probablement…

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After sudden end to collegiate career, Biro sees ‘good fit’ with Sabres
March 26th, 2020 by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

In the aftermath of seeing his collegiate career come to an abrupt end, Brandon Biro has kept things in perspective. Biro signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. A week ago, he was still preparing to captain top-seeded Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament. Biro was among 10 graduating seniors…

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Sabres, forward DiPietro agree on 1-year deal
March 26th, 2020 by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with forward Dawson DiPietro on a one-year, entry-level contract. DiPietro, 24, recently completed his senior season at Western Michigan, where he was teammates with Sabres prospect Mattias Samuelsson. He tallied 29 points (12+17) in 35 games, upping his career total to 88 points (34+54) in 105 NCAA contests….

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Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Austin Rueschhoff
March 26th, 2020 by New York Rangers @NYRangers

The New York Rangers announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Austin Rueschhoff on an entry-level contract. Rueschhoff’s contract begins at the start of the 2020-21 season. Rueschhoff, 22, skated in 36 games with Western Michigan University this season, registering 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points, along…

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GRIFFINS INK PATRICK CURRY TO TWO-YEAR DEAL
March 26th, 2020 by Grand Rapids Griffins

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday signed forward Patrick Curry to a two-year contract that will last through the 2021-22 season. Curry, 24, concluded a four-year career at Boston University earlier this month, totaling 79 points (39-40—79), a plus-10 rating and 116 penalty minutes in 141 career games. Named Hockey East’s…

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Allen moves into second on franchise shutout list
March 9th, 2020 by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

CHICAGO – With a 29-save shutout against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, Blues goalie Jake Allen took sole possession of second place in franchise history in shutouts. Allen posted his 21st shutout as a Blue in Sunday’s win, moving ahead of former Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Allen now trails only Brian Elliott (25) for the…

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Weise : « Je pourrais parler de cet enfant pendant des jours »
March 2nd, 2020 by par Matt Cudzinowski. Traduit par Visionnaire Communications. @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

BROSSARD – Le rituel d’après-match de Dale Weise prouve que chaque petit geste peut faire beaucoup de bien. Chaque fois que l’ailier droit de 31 ans revêt l’uniforme des Canadiens, il place une rondelle utilisée pendant l’échauffement dans un petit sac qu’il remet à son fils Hunter, âgé de six ans. Weise ramène la rondelle…

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Golden Knights Sign Defenseman Nick Holden To Two-Year Contract Extension
February 25th, 2020 by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (February 24, 2020) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, February 24, that the team has signed defenseman Nick Holden to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season worth an average annual value of $1.7 million. Holden has recorded 11 points (5 G, 6 A) to go with 13 penalty…

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What’s up with the NHL’s plus rating? The Avs’ Ryan Graves has the biggest plus
February 10th, 2020 by Mike Chambers

OTTAWA, Ontario — Ryan Graves‘ NHL-leading plus-37 rating stems from modest self-worth, yet is an embodiment of the Avalanche this season. It means Graves is a very good player on a very good team. “My success comes from simplicity and I need to make sure I’m sticking to that,” Graves said after career-high plus-4 rating…

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La cyberintimidation : « Il faut oser en parler »
February 5th, 2020 by LaPresse.CA

Maxime Comtois n’aurait jamais imaginé être la cible d’un pareil flot d’insultes et d’attaques personnelles. « J’ai réalisé ce qui se passait environ quarante-cinq minutes après, en rentrant à l’hôtel. J’essayais d’effacer les messages sur Instagram, mais je ne fournissais pas. Certains messages étaient tellement agressifs que j’ai appelé ma famille pour m’assurer que tout…

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How Dylan Cozens beat the odds, became Sabres’ top prospect
February 5th, 2020 by Steven Loung - SportsNet

At a glance, Dylan Cozens’s rise as an elite NHL prospect is a story that’s been told many times before. As a boy Cozens dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, growing his love for the game and sharpening his skills on a backyard rink. Day after day, he played on that rink until…

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Maxime Comtois: l’ADN d’un gagnant
January 30th, 2020 by Simon Bédard | Hockey Le Magazine

Maxime Comtois était sur le point de mettre le cap vers Anaheim lors de sa rencontre avec Hockey Le Magazine, à Beauharnois. La conclusion d’un été un peu plus court qu’à l’habitude, après avoir dû disputer quantité de matchs à trois niveaux différents en 2018-2019. Malgré tout, il tenait à s’entretenir avec nous afin que…

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Hischier and Teammates Excited for him to Play the All-Star Game
January 16th, 2020 by by Chris Wescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils announced today that Nico Hischier will be attending the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. He is replacing Kyle Palmieri, who is dealing with a foot injury. “I mean, I’m sorry for Palms,” said Hischier. “Obviously, you never want to see teammate get hurt, but it’s an opportunity for me. I’m really…

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N.H.L. Draft Pick Inspires Dreams as Big as the Yukon
January 16th, 2020 by By Gerald NarcisoPhotographs by Ricardo Nagaoka

WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory — Canada’s largest city north of the 60th parallel, about 30,000 residents strong, sits between the emerald blue Yukon River and the evergreen-flecked hills on Whitehorse’s eastern and southern edges. At the top of Two Mile Hill Road, just past the Alaska Highway, dozens of young hockey players — some wearing new…

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‘It was just electric’: Dylan Cozens’ parents on the world juniors win for Canada
January 9th, 2020 by CBC News

Sue Bogle is still buzzing from the excitement of watching her son, Dylan Cozens, and the rest of his team claim gold at the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. “Can’t keep the smiles off our faces, that’s for sure,” she said Monday morning, over the phone from the Czech Republic. That’s where Canada beat…

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Canucks prospects tracker, WJC edition: Hoglander hits another high on Day 5
December 31st, 2019 by Mike Raptis

It’s the Day 5 edition of the World Juniors tracker, where we tally up the efforts of the Vancouver Canucks’ prospects playing in the tournament: Nils Hoglander With each passing WJC game, his stock — as well as his points total — continues to rise. Sweden clobbered Kazakhstan 6-2 on Monday and Hoglander was heavily…

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WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: HOW BUFFALO SABRES PICK DYLAN COZENS TURNED ADVERSITY INTO POWER
December 13th, 2019 by Ryan Kennedy

Canada is blessed with so much talent at the junior level and while that can make for some tricky decisions for the world junior team, it’s hard not to look at center Dylan Cozens and see a sure thing for this year’s tournament in the Czech Republic. The Buffalo Sabres first-rounder centered a line with…

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