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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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Carter Hart named NHL Rookie of the Month
February 1st, 2019 by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

The National Hockey League announced today that Flyers goaltender Carter Hart has been named Rookie of the Month for January. The 20-year-old posted a 6-2-1 record to go along with a .931 save percentage and 2.33 goals-against average in nine appearances, all starts, on the month. During the club’s six-game win streak, Hart has backstopped…

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Jonas Siegenthaler has already forced his way into the Capitals’ lineup, and he might be there to stay
January 29th, 2019 by Isabelle Khurshudyan

While some of his teammates are spending this bye week vacationing, Jonas Siegenthaler is settling into his first apartment in Washington. Just before the extended break, the Capitals notified him that he should go ahead and make himself at home, something he seems to have already done on the team’s blue line playing with a…

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Frederic Looking to Seize Opportunity
January 29th, 2019 by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON – The Bruins had a new face in the mix on Monday as they returned from their eight-day, bye-week reprieve, with former first-round pick Trent Frederic recalled from Providence and ready to make his NHL debut on Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden. Frederic skated in 37 games for the P-Bruins…

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If You’re Good Enough, Scouts Will Find You – Ben Bishop on his path from NAHL to NHL
January 21st, 2019 by Jessi Pierce

Ben Bishop has been between the pipes for some pretty big games, and earned some equally big honors to go with it. The 32-year-old goalie, currently plying his trade with the Dallas Stars, has played in 342 NHL games, 36 Stanley Cup Playoff games—including a Stanley Cup Final run with the Tampa Bay Lightning in…

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SWTP Feature: Hurricanes’ Dylan Cozens fully in control
January 21st, 2019 by whl.ca

It hasn’t even been two full seasons yet but Lethbridge Hurricanes star centre Dylan Cozens has a certain it quality to him. Beyond his talent – more than one NHL scout sees a bit of a Ryan Getzlaf in him – the buzz around Cozens stems from his tendency to be the centrepiece of a…

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Meltzer: The ‘Price’ of Admission
January 18th, 2019 by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer

Carter Hart could face one of his childhood idols in Carey Price come Saturday night Flyers rookie goaltender Carter Hart is an unabashed fan of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, and has been for years. On Saturday night, Hart will return to Montreal for the first time since the gold medal game of the 2017…

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CBJ recall Sherwood from Monsters
January 13th, 2019 by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled right wing Kole Sherwood from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The 21-year-old native of New Albany, Ohio has posted four goals and three assists for seven points with 22 penalty minutes in 22 games with the Monsters this season,…

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Comtois responds to post-WJC cyber bullying
January 10th, 2019 by The Canadian Press - tsn.ca

MONTREAL — A week after being the target of trolls on social media, Quebec-born forward Maxime Comtois has spoken out publicly for the first time. The captain of Canada’s world junior championship squad took to Twitter Wednesday to thank all of those who sent encouraging messages following the attacks. Comtois, an Anaheim Ducks prospect and…

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Thunderbirds’ Philp named WHL On the Run Player of the Week
January 7th, 2019 by Western Hockey League

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Seattle Thunderbirds forward Noah Philp has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending January 6, 2019. Philp recorded eight points (4G-4A) and a plus-two rating as the Thunderbirds closed out 2018 and began a road trip through…

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Yarmouth’s Ryan Graves on playing in the NHL: ‘It’s been an enjoyable experience and I’m trying to make the best of it’
January 4th, 2019 by Tina Comeau - Cape Breton Post

YARMOUTH, N.S. – It took five hours for Ryan Graves’ name to be called during the NHL draft of 2013 and then five years before he finally got to play in his first official NHL game. But for Graves and his family it’s the experience – not the wait – that they’re focusing on now….

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