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Allen turning heads with impressive playoff stats
August 19th, 2020 by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

If you’re surprised by Jake Allen’s performance in these playoffs, you shouldn’t be. Let’s look at the stats. Through 27 career playoff games, Allen has posted a 1.98 goals-against average, which ranks second-best in the League since 1960. For perspective, legends Martin Brodeur and Dominik Hasek are tied for third with a 2.02 goals-against average,…

Alex Belzile’s journey to the Canadiens is an inspirational story
August 17th, 2020 by Stu Cowan • Montreal Gazette

TORONTO — Alex Belzile is an inspiration for any kid who has ever dreamed of playing in the NHL. The 28 year old had never played a game in the NHL before the start of these playoffs. He has now played four games with the Canadiens and picked up his first NHL point in Friday’s…

July 8th, 2020 by TVA Sports

Avec ses 48 points en 19 matchs, il fut une époque où l’attaquant des Canadiens de Montréal Dale Weise, pendant le lock-out de 2012, fut surnommé le «Wayne Gretzky néerlandais». Or, la retraite sportive est une réalité qui rattrape tous les joueurs, peu importe leur sobriquet. Weise, 31 ans, en est à sa dernière année…

Ryan Graves is the King of the Road at the moment, raring to get back to the Avs
June 23rd, 2020 by Ryan S. Clark

A dark-gray Hyundai Tucson has just crossed over from one state into the next when the lone passenger inside the SUV begins opening up about his trek across the nation. Ryan Graves really wants to get back to playing hockey. Like, really wants to start playing again. So much that the Colorado Avalanche defenseman rented…

Guhle on brother’s advice, skating genes and channeling his inner Doughty
June 19th, 2020 by Mark Masters

Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Kaiden Guhle has received some inside information from his big brother as he navigates his National Hockey League draft year. Brendan Guhle, who split this season between the Anaheim Ducks and the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, went through this process five years ago. “He has an idea of which teams will…

Allen establishes fund to help hometown deal with COVID-19
May 22nd, 2020 by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Blues goalie Jake Allen has established the Fredericton Resilience Fund to help people in his hometown that are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Allen, along with his wife, Shannon, and Fredericton businessmen Kevin Johnson and Steve Burns, has helped raise more than $200,000 to support over 300 individuals and small businesses, including…

How a ‘relentless’ Trent Frederic braced himself for another shot at cracking Bruins’ roster
May 21st, 2020 by Conor Ryan

It didn’t take Trent Frederic very long to ingratiate himself to the TD Garden crowd. The box score on the night of his NHL debut back in January 2019 might not exactly jump off the page: 8:29 of ice time, two hits, two shots on goal and zero points recorded. But the B’s first-round pick…

Ducks sign defenceman Brendan Guhle to two-year contract extension
May 11th, 2020 by Sportsnet Staff

The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Brendan Guhle to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday. Guhle had eight points in 30 games with the Ducks this season, as well as 14 points in 27 games in the AHL with the San Diego Gulls. The 22-year-old was acquired by the Ducks along with a…

Avalanche Signs Justus Annunen
May 6th, 2020 by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Justus Annunen to a three-year, entry-level contract through the 2022-23 season. Annunen, 20, posted a 15-5-3 record in 23 games for Karpat in Finland’s top professional league (Liiga) this season, ranking first among all goaltenders in both save percentage (.929) and goals-against…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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

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…

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

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….

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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

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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