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Sabres’ Dylan Cozens is Riding a Wave of Momentum
January 18th, 2021 by Steven Ellis - SI: The Hockey News

Had Finland edged out the United States to make the final of the World Junior Championship earlier this month, we’d likely be talking about Dylan Cozens’ recent MVP effort. Instead, he fell short of the title thanks to Trevor Zegras and didn’t get to bring home a gold medal, either, despite an incredible 16-point run…

B.C. hockey player on a mission to make World Junior roster
November 6th, 2020 by Global News Mission hockey player Gage Goncalves is hoping to make Canada’s World Junior roster next month, adding to what’s been an incredible year of accomplishments for the 19-year-old. Barry Deley has the story.

Three-year, entry-level contract for defenseman Kaiden Guhle
October 23rd, 2020 by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News release

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2020-21 to 2022-23) with defenseman Kaiden Guhle. The agreement will see Guhle earn $832,500 at the NHL level with a signing bonus of $92,500 per season, for an average annual value of $925,000….

Rangers Sign Free Agent Keith Kinkaid
October 22nd, 2020 by New York Rangers @NYRangers

Kinkaid, 31, has appeared in 157 career NHL games over parts of seven seasons (2012-13; 2014-15 – 2019-20) with New Jersey and Montreal, posting a 65-56-20 record, along with a 2.95 GAA, a .905 SV%, and 7 SO. He appeared in 41 games and made 38 starts in each of his last two full seasons…

Avalanche Re-Signs Ryan Graves
October 14th, 2020 by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed defenseman Ryan Graves to a three-year contract through the 2022-23 season. Graves, 25, led the NHL with a +40 plus/minus rating this past season, the first Avalanche player to lead the league in that category since Milan Hejduk and Peter Forsberg (+52) in…

Gudas Wants to Help Give Panthers Strong Home-Ice Advantage in 2020-21
October 14th, 2020 by Jameson Olive / @JamesonCoop /

SUNRISE, Fla. – When opposing teams visit South Florida, they often leave with a nice tan. But if Radko Gudas has his way this season, they’ll also be leaving a little black and blue. Putting pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Florida Panthers not long after the NHL’s free agency period officially…

BLOG: Blackhawks Select Lukas Reichel at No. 17 Overall
October 6th, 2020 by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

With the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks selected German left winger Lukas Reichel on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Arena in Chicago. The 18-year-old skated in 42 games for Eisbaren Berlin in Germany’s top league during the 2019-20 season, scoring 12 goals and 12 assists. Reichel also skated in Berlin’s…

Canadiens select Kaiden Guhle with the 16th-overall pick
October 6th, 2020 by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL – The Canadiens have selected Kaiden Guhle with the 16th-overall pick at the 2020 NHL Draft. Les Canadiens de Montréal sont fiers de sélectionner, au 16e rang: Kaiden Guhle! With the 16th-overall pick, the Montreal Canadiens are proud to select: Kaiden Guhle!#GoHabsGo | @RONAinc — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 7, 2020 Guhle, a…

Avalanche Re-Signs Logan O’Connor
September 20th, 2020 by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Logan O’Connor to a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season. O’Connor, 24, split the 2019-20 campaign between the Avalanche and the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Colorado Eagles. He tallied two points (2g/0a) in 16 contests with the Avs while totaling…

Cozens takes aim at WJC repeat, Sabres roster spot and a moose
September 20th, 2020 by Mark Masters

In June 2019, Dylan Cozens became the first player from Yukon to be picked in the first round of the National Hockey League draft. In December, he became the first player from Yukon to represent Team Canada at the World Juniors. The Lethbridge Hurricanes centre has brought a lot of pride to the territory, Canada’s…

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…


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