Jets’ Tucker Poolman Ready for Deep End

It was a busy year for defenseman Tucker Poolman. His rookie professions season included his first NHL game, getting into some playoff action, his first NHL goal, and far too many stints in the press box for a young player. Next year, the expectations will be higher now that Poolman has his feet wet at the NHL level.… Read More »

Hip Check: Braden Holtby seals Game 2 with absurd save

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Capitals manage win after losing top scorer Kuznetsov early to injury

The Washington Capitals picked up a big win in Las Vegas on Wednesday, but it came at a cost. Playoff points leader Evgeny Kuznetsov was forced from his team’s 3-2 victory midway through the first period after absorbing a hit from the Golden Knights’ Brayden McNabb. So now the refs and NBC will just ignore the contact to the head of Kuznetsov?… Read More »

Eller, Holtby shine as Capitals even Stanley Cup final with Knights

Lars Eller had a goal and two assists, Braden Holtby made 37 saves, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 to even the Stanley Cup Final 1-1 on Wednesday night. Alex Ovechkin also scored for the Capitals, while Andre Burakovsky added two assists. Holtby made his biggest save late in the third period, stopping the Knights’ Alex Tuch in close. James Neal and… Read More »

Don Cherry puts Gary Bettman on the spot about Quebec City expansion

Don Cherry put NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on the spot about expanding the league back into Quebec City. Cherry and co-host Ron McLean were speaking during their Coach’s Corner segment on Wednesday night during the first intermission of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Bettman was standing… Read More »

Ludwig Byström (D) from Florida Panthers to Florida Panthers

A smooth skating and puck moving defenseman with great smarts. Has impressive positioning both offensively and defensively. Very good decision making. Fairly good release and passing game. Not overly flashy, but consistent and a team player. Has an edge to his game and gets involved in the rough stuff. Skilled offensively. (EP 2012) Brother: Anton Byström

Michael DiPietro (G) from Windsor Spitfires to Vancouver Canucks

Drafted 2015, 2 #23 overall by Windsor Spitfires in the OHL Priority Selection 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #28 by Future Considerations 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #37 by Hockeyprospect.com 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #53 by McKeen’s Hockey 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #41 by TSN/McKenzie 2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #4 by NHL Central Scouting

Jacob Nilsson (F) from Mora IK to Chicago Blackhawks

Player Career Totals League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- Allsvenskan 154 33 36 69 0.45 109 3 | 19 4 3 7 0.37 35 2 Division 1 70 8 43 51 0.73 83 15 | 33 5 11 16 0.48 18 1 EHT 6 2 0 2 0.33 0… Read More »

Niko Mikkola (D) from Tappara to St. Louis Blues

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #111 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters Career transactions– 2014-09-04 • Signed to a three-year contract with KalPa– 2012-Summer• Transferred from Kärpät U16 to KalPa U18 Career assingments– 2015-02-16 • Loaned to Hokki by KalPa until the end of the season– 2014-2015 • Assigned to KalPa U20 Other memorable dates– 2016-01-05 • Won… Read More »