Senators GM Pierre Dorion was confident in signing Cody Ceci before the end of August, and Dorion got it done. Ottawa signed Ceci to a two-year deal that keeps the Senators out of a tough cap situation and gives him room to prove he’s worth a long-term contract. More
Dylan Strome doesn't want to play major junior anymore, but he's not AHL eligible. That puts big pressure on him to make the Coyotes.
Alexander Radulov hasn’t skated in an NHL contest in four years, but the KHL star is back as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Radulov said he wants to prove to everyone he can still play in the NHL and, most of all, win a Stanley Cup.
Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen and Sharks assistant coach Bob Bougher are reportedly two of the frontrunners for the Avalanche’s vacant coaching position. Both have ties to Denver and Colorado assistant GM Chris McFarland.
Jamie Benn’s core muscle injury and subsequent surgery and rehab will keep him out of the World Cup. As a result, Hockey Canada has named Logan Couture as Benn’s replacement. Couture led the post-season with 30 points in 20 games.
The Thorold Blackhawks, an Ontario Junior B team, has been given until June 1, 2017 to change its logo. The city has deemed the logo “discriminatory” and “believes that its continued use is a form of harassment.”
Alex Nylander could go from major junior to AHL top-six in the span of one summer. Unlike most players drafted out of the OHL, Nylander, 18, has early eligibility for the AHL because he suited up in 2015-16 on loan from Sweden’s AIK.
The Washington Capitals slugger is preparing to take on more of an offensive role this season and Joel Ward is a role model. But he has also learned lessons from Wayne Simmonds, his Flyers rival and frequent dance partner.
Carey Price has spent nearly nine months on the shelf, but the 29-year-old netminder is ready to move past his injury and get back into action at the World Cup. Price said he feels like his “old self” and wants to “start getting into a rhythm again.”
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