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Capitals Acquire Radko Gudas from Philadelphia Flyers
June 14th, 2019 by Washington Capitals @Capitals /

The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Radko Gudas from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Matt Niskanen, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We would like to thank Matt for all of his contributions to our organization for the past five seasons,” MacLellan said. “Matt is a consummate professional and…

BLOG: Cozens ready for stressful Draft night
June 3rd, 2019 by Austin Siegel /

Thousands of kids dream of becoming NHL players, and barring a sudden interest in accounting or marine biology between now and the NHL Draft, Dylan Cozens will soon realize that dream. But Cozens, a consensus top ten pick at the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver, has his sights set even higher. “I’m a two-way player…

June 1st, 2019 by Craig Eagles @Eags37

Passion. You either have it or don’t? Can you teach it? Can you develop it or acquire it over time? In this day and age it seems like there are always questions surrounding how passionate hockey players really are. Passion can define a player, impact a career, create a leader and ultimately build a champion….

Fritz Agrees to Terms on Two-Year Contract
June 1st, 2019 by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders /

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Tanner Fritz has agreed to terms on a two-year contact. Last season, Fritz played in eight games with the Islanders before his season was cut short due to injury. He played in 57 games with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring 37…

Logan Shaw signs one-year contract with Winnipeg Jets
June 1st, 2019 by Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Logan Shaw will remain with the Winnipeg Jets organization for at least another year. The 26-year-old signed a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $700,000 in the National Hockey League. The Glace Bay forward signed as a free agent with the Jets on Nov. 11, 2018, and split last…

Oakville’s Alex Riche eyes berth on China’s Olympic team
May 30th, 2019 by Wayne Scanlan

When the first puck is dropped at the Beijing Olympic hockey tournament in 2022, Alex Riche will be thinking of his mother. Riche, 22, was born in Oakville, Ont. where his mother and father still reside in the home where Alex grew up. His story reads like a typical Canadian hockey story — local and…

Sharks Sign Forward Jeffrey Viel
May 29th, 2019 by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE, CA – The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Jeffrey Viel (@jeffviel_27) to a two-year contract. “Jeff parlayed his first professional contract into a very successful season with the Barracuda and earned this NHL contract thanks to a mixture of hard-nosed…

Belzile: AHL All-Star with NHL dreams
May 29th, 2019 by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL – Alex Belzile refers to himself as a “late bloomer”. And he couldn’t be more grateful for the saying, “Better late than never”. On Friday, the 27-year-old forward signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens for the 2019-20 season – his first NHL contract, no less. The deal comes just weeks after Belzile…

Sharks Sign Forward Lean Bergmann
May 28th, 2019 by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE, CA – The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Lean Bergmann (@Bergmann_lean98) to a standard, entry-level contract. “Lean has consistently evolved and improved his speed and offensive capabilities, to go along with his power-forward style play, during his time in Swedish…

One-year, two-way contract for forward Alex Belzile
May 28th, 2019

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2019-20) with forward Alex Belzile. The deal will pay Belzile $700,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the AHL, with $200,000 in guaranteed salary. Belzile, 27, led the Rocket in 2018-19 in…

2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens
May 17th, 2019 by Dylan Cozens / Special to

Dylan Cozens (6-foot-3, 180 pounds), No. 5 in NHL Central Scouting’s final ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, has been writing a monthly diary this season for leading up to the draft. The 18-year-old forward had 84 points (34 goals, 50 assists) in 68…

Heinen delivering for Bruins this postseason
April 29th, 2019 by Travis Yost

For years, the biggest limiting factor for the Boston Bruins was a critical lack of production beyond the line. It never mattered much in the regular season, but against stiffer competition in April and May, the Bruins’ lack of talent and depth throughout the lineup always felt noticeable. This year has been different. We saw…

Stars goaltender Ben Bishop named finalist for Vezina Trophy
April 23rd, 2019 by Press Release @DallasStars /

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop was named one of the three finalists for the 2018-19 Vezina Trophy, awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” the National Hockey League announced today. The general managers of the NHL’s 31 clubs submitted ballots for the Vezina Trophy at the conclusion…

Cozens has five-point game as Canada routs Belarus at U18 worlds
April 21st, 2019 by The Canadian Press

UMEA, Sweden — Dylan Cozens had a five-point game to lead Canada to an 11-1 rout of Belarus on Sunday at the world under-18 hockey championship. Cozens scored two goals and added three assists. Nathan Legare and Alex Newhook also had two goals apiece while Connor Zary, Jordan Spence, Braden Schneider, Peyton Krebs and Samuel…

Deryk Engelland Nominee For 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy
April 17th, 2019 by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights /

NEW YORK (April 17, 2019) – The National Hockey League announced today the list of nominees for the 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.” The nominees were selected by their…

Ex-Spartan Taro Hirose just got to NHL – he’s not going to slow down now
April 13th, 2019 by Nathaniel Bott, Lansing State Journal

DETROIT – There were times this past season when the entire crowd at Munn Ice Arena would gasp at the marvel of former Michigan State forward Taro Hirose.  MSU hockey coach Danton Cole once described Hirose as “Datsyukian” – meaning comparable to that of former Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk, whose display of silky,…

Pit Bull in a China Shop – Entry 4
April 3rd, 2019 by BY JOE HICKETTS

The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is emerging! With just under a quarter of the schedule to go, intensity has ramped up, the race for the playoffs is heating up and the reason we play is almost here. Hi again, everyone, and thanks for checking back for another edition of my blog….

Hirose blooming
March 26th, 2019 by Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press

The best story of the trip has been Taro Hirose. March 9 he played his last game at Michigan State. Ten days later he made his NHL debut at Madison Square Garden, earning an assist when he set up Frans Nielsen. Two nights later, Hirose showed off his smarts when he got his own rebound…

Grubauer Named NHL Third Star of the Week
March 25th, 2019 by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer was named the NHL’s Third Star for the week ending on March 24, the league announced on Monday. Grubauer was in net for each of Colorado’s four games this past week and led his squad to a 3-0-1 mark against Central Division rivals. He made a league-high 149 saves this…

Maple Leafs Sign Joseph Woll to Entry-Level Contract
March 25th, 2019 by Staff Writer MapleLeafs /

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed goaltender Joseph Woll to a three-year entry-level contract. Woll, 20, appeared in 37 games with Boston College this season posting a 13-21-3 record and .919 save percentage. In 101 games with Boston College, the Dardenne Prairie, MO native holds a 2.51 goals-against average…


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