Colton Point is looking more and more like the Dallas Stars’ next big hit from the Jamie Benn-John Klingberg round. The 2016 fifth-round pick just came off a breakout season for the Colgate Raiders in which he became a contender for college hockey’s biggest player honor. Now the Hobey Baker Award finalist is making waves at the 2018 Traverse City Prospect Tournament.
Some in Montreal found it puzzling why the Canadiens let RFA Daniel Carr fall into the free agency market. It didn’t take long for Golden Knights GM George McPhee to sign the left-handed forward to a one-year, one-way contract worth $750,000.
JONATHAN BOMBULIE | Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, 1:51 p.m.
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Safe to say the NHL Network will do some higher-than-normal ratings in Blair County on Wednesday night. That’s when rookie forward Sam Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg native, is scheduled to play the first preseason game of his NHL career when the Penguins visit the Detroit Red Wings.
NEWARK -- If you’re looking at the numbers alone, Nick Lappin’s are looking like he’s ready for the next step in his hockey career. A 31-goal season and a 53-point season for Binghamton of the American Hockey League in 2017-18 is nothing to discount. It was a down year for the Binghamton Devils, but it’s still tough to produce like that in the NHL’s top development league.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The 2018-19 ECAC Hockey men’s regular season is now just two weeks away, and the coaches have chosen who they think will top the league this year. Defending Cleary Cup champion Cornell tops this years pre-season poll, receiving eight-of-12 first-place votes.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey announced today the 2018-19 men’s Pre-Season All-League team, as voted on my the leagues 12 head coaches. Defending tournament champion Princeton leads the way with three selections on this years team, while Yale, Harvard, and defending Cleary Cup champion Cornell each add one selection each from their rosters.
Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits announced that netminder Devin Buffalo has signed his first professional contract with the club for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Buffalo has attended Dartmouth College for the last four years and ended his senior campaign as a nominee for the Hobey Baker Award.
Spencer Foo was the talk of the town in Calgary towards the tail-end of the 2017-18 NHL season. A bidding war had erupted earlier for the Union College prospect, with both the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames in the mix. While many expected the Oilers to snatch the hometown kid, it was ultimately Calgary who won the day.
Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced today that it has signed defenseman Desmond Bergin to a standard player contract for the 2018-2019 season.
ESTERO, FL – Florida Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Thursday that the team has acquired defenseman Ben Masella from the Worcester Railers in exchange for future considerations.
WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce four player signings for the upcoming season, bringing their total up to 16. Wheeling has signed forwards Tyler Bird, Yushiroh Hirano, Andrew Schmit, and Bryan Sienerth.
The Rookie Round-Up gives ECHL fans the chance to get to know a rookie who has signed with an ECHL team for the 2018-19 season. This week, the ECHL spoke with Alex Rauter of the Wheeling Nailers. Rauter appeared in three games for the Atlanta Gladiators at the end of the 2017-18 season after completing his college career with Cornell, but looks forward to getting his first full professional season underway in Wheeling.
John Hayden is coming off a season that saw him split time between the Chicago Blackhawks and their AHL affiliate in Rockford. He played more than half the season in Chicago before getting sent down to the IceHogs to assist in their stretch and Calder Cup playoff runs.
One of the offseason aims for the Boston Bruins was bringing a little more experience and a little more physical thump to their fourth line, and the Bruins did that by signing Chris Wagner to a two-year contract on the opening day of free agency.
As the bulk of Columbus Blue Jackets fans were in panic mode this summer over the potential movement of Artemi Panarin, Jarmo Kekalainen worked some quiet magic by signing center Riley Nash. Without carrying the flash and fanfare of a Tavares-like free agency, Nash’s value at his price tag could turn out to be one of the best bang-for-buck deals in the NHL.