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Keith Kinkaid’s arrival should help Canadiens manage Carey Price’s load
July 16th, 2019 by Eric Engels -

There were a lot of numbers for the Montreal Canadiens to take into account before making their decision to give goaltender Keith Kinkaid a one-year, $1.75-million contract on July 1, but the most important one was 82. That’s the number of games Kinkaid has appeared in over the last two seasons. It was more relevant…

THREE THINGS: What you need to know about Zack Smith
July 16th, 2019 by Chris Kuc /

The Blackhawks shook up their mix at the forward position with the acquisition of Zack Smith from the Senators in exchange for Artem Anisimov. Smith’s contract has an AAV of $3.25 million and is signed through the 2020-21 season. Here’s what you need to know about Smith: SPECIAL MOMENTS Smith figures to bolster the Blackhawks…

Catching up with Carter
July 16th, 2019 by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

There are times during the summer months that players will fly into town for a few days and check in with teammates, get a skate in on their own and take care of some personal business. For Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, that was last week… and what a packed couple of days it was for…

Cozens agrees to entry-level contract
July 16th, 2019 by Sabres PR @SabresPR /

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Dylan Cozens to a three-year, entry-level contract. Cozens (6’3″, 180 lbs., 2/9/2001) was selected by the Sabres in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver after finishing the 2018-19 season tied for 10th among all WHL skaters with 84 points…

Jets sign Ville Heinola to three-year contract
July 16th, 2019 by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / Press Release

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Ville Heinola on a three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $1,137,500. Heinola, 18, tallied 14 points (2G, 12A) in 34 games with Lukko in Liiga last season. He also had nine points (1G, 8A) with Lukko’s U20 team….

Danton Heinen “wanted to be an offensive guy,” now Bruins need him to be more of that guy
July 12th, 2019 by Joe Haggerty - NBC Sports

Danton Heinen knows that his numbers dipped from his rookie season to this past year’s sophomore campaign where he posted 11 goals and 34 points in 77 games. Still, the 24-year-old earned a big pay raise with his two-year, $5.6 million contract signed earlier in the week to avoid salary arbitration, so he knows he’ll…

Maple Leafs quietly grooming Frederik Andersen’s successor
July 10th, 2019 by Luke Fox -

Joseph Woll has never played a pro hockey game and wasn’t going to see a second of NHL action. And yet, the touted Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending prospect travelled, practised and trained with the big club for the final five weeks of the season, including the seven-game playoff series with Boston, riding the highs and…

Carter Hart takes the ice with 9-year-old fan who had a partial foot amputation
July 10th, 2019 by @NHLFlyers

Carter Hart took a break from his summer vacation and returned to Philly for a few days to skate on his own, as well as work out at the team’s training facility in Voorhees. In that short window, he made time for a very special guest he was determined to extend his stay on the…

Bruins sign Heinen to two-year deal
July 10th, 2019 by Staff

The Boston Bruins and forward have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5.6 million contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $2.8 million. Heinen was set to have a hearing on Aug. 3 had the two sides not reached a deal. The 23-year-old scored 11 goals and posted 34 points in 77…

One-year, one-way contract for goaltender Keith Kinkaid
July 6th, 2019 by News release @CanadiensMTL / Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, one-way contract (2019-20 – $1.75 million) with free agent goaltender Keith Kinkaid. The 6’03”, 195 lbs netminder appeared in 41 games with the New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets in 2018-19, posting a…

Sabres ink Jean-Sebastien Dea to 2-year deal
July 6th, 2019 by Sabres PR @SabresPR /

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Jean-Sebastien Dea to a two-year contract with an AAV of $700,000. Dea (5’11”, 175 lbs., 2/8/1994) split time between the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-19, posting six points (4+2) in a career-high 23 NHL games. He also appeared in 46 AHL games…

Ducks sign forward Andreas Martinsen to one-year, two-way contract
July 6th, 2019 by Sportsnet

The Anaheim Ducks have signed left winger Andreas Martinsen to a one-year, two-way deal worth $750,000. Martinsen, 29, has scored nine goals and added 14 assists in 152 career NHL games split between the Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. Born in Baerum, Norway, Martinsen is just the eighth Norwegian player to appear in…

Q&A: Flyers’ Carter Hart on rookie success, facing idol Carey Price
July 6th, 2019 by Mike Shulman - Sportsnet

He is the Philadelphia Flyers’ “chosen one” between the pipes. Carter Hart was burdened with the expectations of a fanbase that has been burned time and time again by flawed masked men, but he didn’t flinch with that weight on his shoulders at the tender age of 20. The native of Sherwood Park, Alta., was…

Cozens overwhelmed from reception of Sabres, fans
June 28th, 2019 by Heather Engel / Correspondent

BUFFALO — The reality of being a first-round pick is starting to set in for Dylan Cozens. Selected by the Buffalo Sabres at No. 7 in the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday, Cozens arrived in Buffalo on Sunday and has quickly gotten a feel for life as a member of the Sabres ahead of his…

Stars goaltender Ben Bishop named to NHL Second All-Star Team
June 20th, 2019 by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team on Wednesday night. Voting for the All-Star Team was conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season. With his Second All-Star Team selection, Bishop becomes one of only two Stars…

Fuelling The Future: Dylan Cozens, NHL Draft prospect
June 19th, 2019 by

Looking ahead to the 2019 NHL draft, Dylan Cozens is a top rated prospect, which is an oddity in itself, as Cozens hails from Whitehorse, Yukon, an area of Canada that has never produced a first round draft pick.

Growing the Game’s Best Talent: Dylan Cozens
June 18th, 2019 by ROBERT MURRAY -

Rare are the nights when Dylan Cozens doesn’t have an impact on a WHL game for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Counting 138 points (57G-81A) in 128 WHL regular season games and 29 points (14G-15A) in 35 WHL playoff games, Cozens has more than earned the honour of being ranked among the top five skaters in North…

Growing the Game’s Best Talent: Gianni Fairbrother
June 18th, 2019 by ROBERT MURRAY -

The Everett Silvertips are no strangers to finding talent for their blue line from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland or sending talent to the NHL Draft. In a week, they’ll unite both as they root on defenceman and North Vancouver’s finest, Gianni Fairbrother. After missing the cutoff for the 2018 NHL Draft by 15 days, Fairbrother…

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…


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