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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…

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…


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