Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced today that forward Sean Backman has joined AEG’s Eisbären Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced that Kirk MacDonald has been hired as the team’s head coach and director of hockey operations. Consistent with team policy, terms of MacDonald’s three-year contract were not released.
With a crowd of 13,000 filling the Boston Garden, the premier Boston sports venue before TD Garden, Harvard hockey goalie William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 wowed the crowd in 1965 with 43 saves amid a disappointing first round Beanpot loss to the Boston College Eagles.
With an opportunity to advance to the Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs for the first time in franchise history, San Jose Barracuda netminder Troy Grosenick calmly and methodically collected a 2-0 shutout in Game 5 against the San Diego Gulls.
OTTAWA — Unless they know of another Daniel Alfredsson lying in the weeds, it’s a sure bet nobody the Senators might have selected with their fifth-round pick in next month’s draft would have ever had such an impact.
The New York Rangers swooped in and won the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes unexpectedly prior to the 2016-17 campaign. Vesey was heavily hyped as a result, which caused his roller coaster season be put under a microscope.
The National Hockey League announced Edmonton Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli has been named a finalist for the 2016-17 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Pierre Dorion of the Ottawa Senators and David Poile of the Nashville Predators have also been named finalists for the Award.
The New York Rangers head into the weekend tied 2-2 with the Ottawa Senators in their second-round series, in large part because of depth scoring. The Rangers’ third and fourth lines have produced consistently throughout the playoffs, but a legitimate first line has made them more dangerous than in years past.
NEW YORK >> Former Princeton University star goaltender Mike Condon got his first taste of the National Hockey League’s postseason on Thursday night, playing the third period for the Ottawa Senators in relief of Craig Anderson in their 4-1, Game 4 loss to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.