Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI Matt Luff exudes a friendly and carefree innocence as a charm. He’s always smiling, he’s approachable and he possesses a boyish charisma similarly seen across junior hockey college dressing rooms. This is a player who’d otherwise be an upper-classman in the NCAA, a likely senior. He recently turned 22. 22-year-olds have lots
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Remember Karri Ramo, Calgary Flames fans? How about Joey MacDonald? Joni Ortio? Of course we all remember Brian Elliott. Since Mikka Kiprusoff retired after the 2012-13 season, the Flames have had 10 goaltenders who have played 10 or more games in the Flaming C. Obviously this is not a path towards success, but consistent goaltending
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In 44 years of hockey, through the team’s darkest seasons and golden eras, plenty of scoring sensations have suited up for the Washington Capitals. Surprisingly, for a team that did not win their first Stanley Cup until 2018, five different Capitals have breached the 50-goal barrier, more than on half of the “Original Six” teams.
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The Charlotte Checkers announced the signing of forward Anthony Louis to an AHL contract. Louis, 24, notched 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in 74 games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs last season. As a rookie in 2017-18, Louis led the IceHogs in both assists (30) and points (44) and helped the club
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The New Jersey Devils had one of the most active offseasons of any NHL team. They acquired defenseman P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators, and Nikita Gusev — the KHL’s top forward — from the Vegas Golden Knights. They also drafted center Jack Hughes with the first overall pick and signed right wing Wayne Simmonds
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9:07 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Rocco Grimaldi to a one-year deal worth $1 million based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator. The Predators announced the deal Tuesday night. An arbitrator heard Grimaldi’s case Sunday. Grimaldi, 26, is coming off his best season with five goals
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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forwards Jamie Devane and Yushiroh Hirano to American Hockey League contracts for the 2019-20 season. Devane, 28, skated in 27 games with the AHL’s Ontario Reign last season, recording two goals and one assist. Devane enters his eighth pro season having appeared in 304 AHL contests
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