Month: October 2020

When the Montreal Canadiens’ Serge Savard became the first NHL defenceman to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1969, he remembers being given two options to commemorate the honour. He could accept a plaque declaring him the award’s winner. Or he could order a custom-built miniature
0 Comments
Sixteen years ago, the Edmonton Oilers were a very different team. In 2003-04 they didn’t have a Connor McDavid or a Leon Draisaitl, but they had a stronger supporting cast than the current squad. Despite their lack of high-end talent, head coach Craig MacTavish maximized the potential of every player on the roster and nearly
0 Comments
The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Guillaume Brisebois to a one-year, two-way contract. Brisebois, 23, completed his third pro season in 2019-20, notching four goals and 11 assists for 15 points along with a team-best plus-21 rating in 48 games for the AHL’s Utica Comets. A third-round pick by Vancouver in the 2015 NHL Draft,
0 Comments
5:01 PM ET Associated Press The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this season because of COVID-19. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of sport, said Friday that removing purposeful physical contact from the game was necessary in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. MacLeod said the decision was influenced by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey
0 Comments
The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Julius Honka to a one-year, two-way contract. Honka, 24, spent the 2019-20 season in Finland, skating in 46 games for JYP Jyvaskyla. A first-round pick (14th overall) by Dallas in the 2014 NHL Draft, Honka made his pro debut with the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars in 2014-15 and
0 Comments
SEATTLE – The Seattle Kraken continued to build out their hockey operations staff, hiring Robert Kron on Friday as the director of amateur scouting. Kron joins the Kraken after spending more than a decade in various scouting positions with the Carolina Hurricanes. Most recently, Kron was the director of European scouting for the Hurricanes, a
0 Comments