The Washington Capitals have extended a qualifying offer to former Colgate standout Kyle Wilson thereby retaining his rights for the 2009-10 NHL season. Wilson recently completed his third season with the Capitals' top affiliate, Hershey of the American Hockey League (AHL).
The New York Islanders acquired Tony Romano, who played at Cornell, and a conditional pick in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry from the New Jersey Devils Draft on Tuesday, in exchange for center Ben Walter.
The Nashville Predators have extended qualifying offers to seven players, including former Harvard standout Ryan Maki, who spent the 2008-09 campaign with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL).
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired former Yale forward Chris Higgins and defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forwards Scott Gomez and Tom Pyatt, and defenseman Mike Busto.
The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have signed former Harvard forward Craig Adams to a two-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Financial terms were not disclosed.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. The Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League, in conjunction with the NHLs Colorado Avalanche, announced that former player and assistant coach Dan Laperriere, a former St. Lawrence standout, has been named assistant coach of Colorados American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland, Ohio.
BOISE, ID Union standout Matt Cook has agreed on a contract for the 2009-10 season with the Idaho Steelheads. Cook, a native of Belle Mead, NJ, served as a co-captain of the Dutchmen for the past two seasons and was a finalist for the 2008-09 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
It's a long way from being official, if it happens, but the Tampa Bay Lightning is considering former NHLer Adam Oates as an assistant coach who will work almost exclusively with the power play. Oates, a center and power-play specialist in a 19-year NHL career, was a teammate of Lightning coach Rick Tocchet with the Bruins, Capitals and Flyers.
The group picture of the Pittsburgh Penguins gathered around the Stanley Cup they won Friday night in Detroit will soon be ubiquitous in the Steel City. It will be plastered on everything from cereal boxes to T-shirts to posters and sold to fans hungry for memorabilia.
READING, PA -- The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, today announced that the team has acquired the rights to former St. Lawrence forward Kyle Rank from the Cincinnati Cyclones in completion of the future considerations element of a March 8, 2009 trade.
SCHENECTADY, NY Brendan Milnamow will continue his hockey career at the professional level as the Union senior defenseman signed an AHL contract recently. Milanmow, Unions leading defensive goal scorer in 2008-09, inked a one-year, two-way deal between the AHLs Texas Stars and the ECHLs Idaho Steelheads.
BOSTON, MA -- Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs announced today that the club has signed General Manager Peter Chiarelli, a former Harvard standout, to a multi-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Former Colgate standout Kyle Wilson set up two goals and Hershey claimed its American Hockey League (AHL) record 10th Calder Cup, defeating Manitoba 4-1 Friday in Game 6 of the 2009 Calder Cup Finals at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
COLUMBUS, OHIO Rensselaer goaltender Allen York and former St. Lawrence standout Brock McBride are among a group of 24 players who will participate in the Columbus Blue Jackets' Development Camp June 29 through July 3.