by Zach Dooley | AHL On The Beat From an AHL contract to an NHL defenseman, Sean Walker has had quite the eventful year. Walker began his professional career last season on an AHL contract with the Ontario Reign, fresh off four seasons at Bowling Green State University. After he impressed as a rookie, especially as
Nathan MacKinnon doesn’t really notice when the minutes begin to creep up. The Colorado Avalanche centre is too invested in the moment — usually one where he’s either trying to help his team get even or push ahead in a tight contest. The surprise comes after the final buzzer when the stat sheet reveals how
After an impressive showing in the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Challenge, Kendall Coyne Schofield made her debut as an NHL analyst on NBCSN last night when the Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Tampa Bay Lightning. But for some reason, analyst Pierre McGuire felt the need to “mansplain” the sport of hockey to the Olympic gold medallist.
1:18 PM ET Associated Press Center Antoine Vermette will retire after 14 NHL seasons as one of the best faceoff men of his generation. The 36-year-old from Quebec won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015. He most recently played for the Anaheim Ducks, but didn’t sign with a team after becoming a
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – “Mon-tem-beault! Mont-tem-beault! Mon-tem-beault!” That was the cheer raining down upon Samuel Montembeault throughout Monday night’s AHL All-Star Classic, as the young goaltender and star of the host Springfield Thunderbirds kept the capacity crowd of 6,793 at MassMutual Center on its feet with one big save after another. “It was really fun,” Montembeault
2:03 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year contract extension worth an average of $2 million per season. General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday that Martinook’s extension will begin next season. The 26-year-old has 10 goals and three assists in 50 games while leading
Updated 2 hours ago As he’s developed into one of the top two-way forwards in the AHL over the past year or so, the thought of making his NHL debut has frequently crossed Teddy Blueger’s mind. Just when he made a concerted effort to stop thinking about it, the call to Pittsburgh came. Blueger was
The Leafs might have fired the first shot before the Feb. 25 trade deadline, filling their most pressing need with defenceman Jake Muzzin. Here are some moves that could follow: Nashville: The Predators need a boost on the second line. Kevin Fiala hasn’t lived up to expectations. Expect general manager David Poile to be aggressive.
EDMONTON—Women’s hockey star Jayna Hefford and head coaches Ken Hitchcock and George Kingston have been named to the Order of Hockey in Canada. Hefford, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, was a key part of Canada’s women’s team from 1997 to 2014. The native of Kingston, Ont., remains the team’s second-highest scorer with
A pair of Connors helped the Winnipeg Jets avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Kyle Connor scored back-to-back goals 34 seconds apart in the third period and delivered the only goal in a shootout as the Jets rallied behind goalie Connor Hellebuyck to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night. Hellebuyck stopped 36 shots, shutting out the Bruins
Now that the all-star break has come and gone, the NHL’s regular season is down to its final 10 weeks. For most of the Canadian-based teams, it’s crunch time. The Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs are among the league’s best, while the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks have enjoyed surprisingly sound seasons.
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin doesn’t need to look far for advice as to how to proceed this upcoming trade deadline. In fact, having served as Habs GM since 2012, he can look back on his own experiences… and hopefully learn from past mistakes. Marc Bergevin – (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) If
After a tough and trying December that saw the Manitoba Moose capture just three wins, they turned it around in the first month of 2019. Overall, their January was solid as the team found increased scoring touch, continuity and chemistry. As a result, they posted a 6-3-3 record in a month that had many exciting
The Colorado Avalanche may be a smaller market team but they came up big at the NHL All-Star festivities. The players proved worthy of the recognition and the organization made a stunning public relations move. NHL hockey may never be the same and the Avalanche’s top trio earned some respect. Among the media frenzy surrounding
As the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin is notorious for making unpopular trades. However, what he has managed to get right are the small depth acquisitions that fall under the radar. He grabbed relatively unknown Paul Byron off waivers a few years ago and he has turned into a 20-goal scorer for
With the Anaheim Ducks on their bye week and out of action until Feb. 2, things have calmed down on the “fire Randy Carlyle” front. However, the Ducks’ 12-game losing streak is still fresh in the minds of fans, and as soon as the Ducks play their next game, calls to dismiss Carlyle will return
With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, general managers once again seem to find themselves in one of two categories; that of being either a buyer or a seller. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, however, seems to find himself in both roles as all indications are that he will be very active before 3
The Detroit Red Wings and no-trade clauses (NTCs) simply go together. Like Steve Yzerman and leadership or Nicklas Lidstrom and perfection, it’s a match made in heaven. That may seem like hyperbole, but the fact of the matter is that the Red Wings have doled out 11(!) NTCs to players presently on the roster. When