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NHL Summer Buzz: Lindy Ruff To Be Named Rangers Assistant

Welcome to NHL Summer Buzz. With the NHL Expansion Draft and its trade/waiver freeze over, and the beginning of free agency on July 1, the 31 NHL teams are free to make moves to shape their roster for the 2017-18 season. Here’s a look at the latest offseason happenings around the League: 12:45 p.m. Lindy […]

Islanders Acquire Three Draft Picks

CHICAGO (June 24, 2017) – The New York Islanders have acquired three draft picks from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Travis Hamonic and a fourth-round selection. The Islanders’ sent Hamonic and a fourth-round pick in either 2019 or 2020 to Calgary in exchange for a 2018 first-round pick, a 2018 second-round pick and […]

NHL To Sponsor Studies To Explore Establishing Future D-1 Hockey Programs

By Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer CHICAGO — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Friday that the League and the NHL Players’ Association will sponsor feasibility studies to explore establishing future NCAA Division I college hockey programs on campuses across the United States. The announcement was made during a press conference prior […]

Rangers Go Europe Twice In First Round

By Warren Kozireski– After dealing Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to Arizona and receiving their seventh-overall and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo, the New York Rangers used their first of two first round selection on center Lias Andersson from Sweden. With their own pick at #21, they drafted another center, this time from the Czech Republic in […]

U of Minnesota Bound Mittelstadt A Sabre

By Warren Kozireski — Ranked among the top four prospects for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by many, center Casey Mittelstadt was the Buffalo Sabres first round selection—eighth overall. “Obviously we’re ecstatic to get Casey,” new Sabres General manager Jason Botterill said. “The success he’s had at such a young age and I love players […]

Rangers Select Lias Andersson With Seventh Overall Pick

During the first day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 23 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, the New York Rangers acquired the seventh overall pick from the Arizona Coyotes and used the pick to select forward Lias Andersson. Andersson, 18, skated in 42 games with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League […]

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  • Rangers Acquire DeAngelo and 2017 7th Overall Pick From Arizona

    New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta. DeAngelo, 21, split this past season between the Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners of the […]

  • Sabres Take Mittelstadt With Eighth Overall Selection

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 23, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres selected forward Casey Mittelstadt (Green Bay – USHL) with the eighth overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft. Mittelstadt (6’1”, 201 lbs., 11/22/1998) led the USHL with 1.25 points per game in 2016-17, posting 30 points (13+17) in 24 games for the Green Bay Gamblers. He […]

  • Emily West Hired As USA Hockey American Development Model Regional Manager

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today the hiring of Emily West (Colorado Springs, Colo.) as its American Development Model regional manager for female hockey. “We’re very excited to have Emily join our ADM staff,” said Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey senior director of hockey development. “She’ll be a great resource for female hockey development […]

  • NWHL Returning To Pittsburgh In January

    BROOKLYN, NY, June 23, 2017 – The National Women’s Hockey League and the Pittsburgh Penguins today announced a collaboration to present an NWHL regular season game and hockey clinic on Jan. 14, 2018. The NWHL events will be part of the “NHL Girls Youth Cup,” a large-scale tournament hosted by the Penguins. Both will be […]

  • Botterill Expects Peterson To Go To Free Agency, Move On From Sabres

    By Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com CHICAGO – Sabres goalie prospect Cal Petersen will opt for free agency and is not expected to sign with the Buffalo Sabres, general manager Jason Botterill said Friday. The Sabres had 30 days to sign Petersen after he announced he was leaving Notre Dame University to turn pro on […]

  • Derek Stephan, Antti Raanta Traded To Coyotes By Rangers

    Center Derek Stepan and goalie Antti Raanta were traded to the Arizona Coyotes by the New York Rangers on Friday for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and Arizona’s first-round pick (No. 7) in the 2017 NHL Draft. Stepan, 27, had 55 points (17 goals, 38 assists) in 81 games with the Rangers this season and six points […]

  • Skjei Named To NHL All-Rookie Team

    The National Hockey League announced today that Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei was named to the 2016-17 NHL All-Rookie Team. Skjei, 23, is the third defenseman in franchise history who has been named to the NHL All-Rookie Team, joining Brian Leetch (1988-89) and Michael Del Zotto (2009-10) as the only defensemen to accomplish the feat. He […]

  • NHL, USA Hockey and USHL Announce Partnership

    CHICAGO – With the 2017 NHL Draft as a backdrop, three of the most significant organizations on the hockey landscape in the United States announced a multi-year partnership geared toward maximizing developmental and business opportunities throughout the country. Bill Daly, deputy commissioner of the NHL, joined senior leadership from USA Hockey and the United States […]

  • Eberle Excited To Join Islanders and Tavares

    By Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders The New York Islanders added a top-line winger on Thursday afternoon, acquiring Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome. In Eberle, the Islanders bring in a proven offensive talent, a five-time 20-goal scorer who has put together three 60-point seasons with career-highs of […]

  • Guy Gosselin Named Head Coach of US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team

      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), who led Team USA to a silver medal at the 2017 Para Sled Hockey World Championship in Gangneung, South Korea, has been named head coach of the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, it was announced today by USA […]

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