Month: July 2019

11:27 AM ET The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season. The annual average value of the deal is $5 million, according to the Denver Post. Girard, Cale Makar and top draft pick Bowen Byram form the core
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PLYMOUTH, MICH.—Olivier Rodrigue is fine with the weight of a hockey nation resting on his lean shoulders. In truth, it’s a responsibility he’s always craved. “I embrace the challenge,” said the 19-year-old goalie from Chicoutimi, Que. “I want to be the guy saving everyone.” Rodrigue is one of four Canadian netminders hoping to turn heads
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As the summer rolls along and we get closer and closer to hockey, it’s time to look back to the history books. The San Jose Sharks have had multiple players come close to the 50-goal club, but only one player has hit that mark. The 1991-92 season was the inaugural season for the Fins, and
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11:26 AM ET ESPN News Services The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Ryan Callahan in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the teams announced. Goaltender Mike Condon is heading to Florida along with a 2020 sixth-round draft pick while Ottawa also receives Tampa Bay’s fifth-round pick for next year. Callahan, 34, was placed on long-term
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The Carolina Hurricanes announced that they have named Patrick Dwyer as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Checkers. Dwyer will work with new Checkers head coach Ryan Warsofsky, who was elevated from assistant coach on July 10. A former player with both the Hurricanes (2008-15) and Checkers (2016-17), Dwyer enters his first season as a
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The Los Angeles Kings have had game-changing goalkeepers in the team’s history, including Rogie Vachon, Kelly Hrudey and Jonathan Quick. But who came closest to mastering the dubious act of becoming a great backup netminder? Who played the meanest second fiddle and complemented an exceptional No. 1 goaltender? What Kings goalie duos register as the
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