Pekka Rinne’s been the Predators’ backbone during run to final

Thursday, May 25th, 2017


Associated Press May 25, 2017, 9:44 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Knocking the smile off Pekka Rinne‘s face right now is nearly impossible. The longest-tenured player with the Nashville Predators, the 34-year-old goaltender finally will play in his first Stanley Cup Final in his ninth full NHL season. “As a player, I feel like I’ve […]

 

Matiss Kivlenieks Signs With Columbus Blue Jackets

Thursday, May 25th, 2017


2017 USHL Player & Goaltender of the Year Matiss Kivlenieks signed an NHL entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.   The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that they have signed 2017 USHL Player of the Year Matiss Kivlenieks to a three-year entry level contract. The Sioux City Musketeers goaltender recently completed his first USHL […]

 

Amerks sign Danforth to American League Contract

Monday, May 22nd, 2017


AMERKS SIGN DANFORTH TO AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE CONTRACT The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has signed forward JUSTIN DANFORTH to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season. Danforth, 24, scored two goals in five games with the Amerks on an Amateur Tryout last season following a brief three-game stint with […]

 

Jets sign Sami Niku to entry-level contract

Monday, May 15th, 2017


Niku was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Draft by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / Press Release 28 minutes ago Share The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with defenceman Sami Niku on a three-year entry-level contract with an annual value of $916,700. Niku, 20, played his third season with […]

 

Sound Tigers Add Sacred Heart Product Justin Danforth

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017


Courtesy: SoundTigers.com Release: 03/15/2017   The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that Sacred Heart University product Justin Danforth has agreed to terms on an amateur tryout (ATO). Danforth, 23, completed a four-year career with the Sacred Heart Pioneers earlier this season, recording 10 goals and a career-high 22 assists in 37 games. His 32 points […]

 

Roundtable: Prospects on getting drafted, their roads to the NHL

Friday, March 10th, 2017


Peter Roumeliotis Friday March 10th, 2017 From the instant they get drafted, things change in the life of an NHL prospect. There’s the rush of being drafted, attending their first training camp with the big club and, for a number of them, getting a chance to represent their home countries at the World Junior Championships. […]

 

How Much Do NHL Goalies Make Every 7.6 Seconds?

Thursday, January 26th, 2017


January 26, 2017 RP – By Ryan Fitzgerald http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2017/01/26/jorge-alves-goalie-salary Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager Jorge Alves served as his team’s backup goalie for one night. (Mike Carlson/AP) Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager Jorge Alves capped off 2016 with the opportunity of a lifetime, suiting up as the team’s backup goalie on New Year’s Eve. (The regular backup […]

 

Science Museum exhibit lets visitors challenge Erik Haula, other local stars

Friday, January 13th, 2017


  By Michael Russo , Star Tribune January 13, 2017 – 12:21 AM Want to see if you’re faster than Erik Haula? Now you’ll have that opportunity because the speedy Wild center is part of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s latest exhibit, “Sportsology.”The museum, where Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher is a member of the […]

 

Megan to make NHL debut with Blues

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016


by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues TAMPA BAY – Wade Megan is expected to make his NHL debut tonight in Tampa Bay after being recalled from the Chicago Wolves because of Paul Stastny‘s upper-body injury. Megan will likely begin the game with Scottie Upshall and Ryan Reaves, but Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said […]

 

There’s No Place Like Home for Justin Fontaine

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016


Whether it’s gold at the World Junior A Challenge, an NCAA championship or playing in the NHL, everything Justin Fontaine has done in hockey started with Bonnyville RP – Paul Edmonds | December 12, 2016 Regardless of where he plays, Justin Fontaine will always hold on firmly to his hockey heritage. It’s a rooted history […]