2:46 AM EDT, Wed August 15, 2018
5 hours ago

Riveters Add Rookie Blueliner Lexi Slattery

Beginning June 1, NWHL teams can start signing players for the 2018-19 season. For players who have completed their college eligibility and want to continue their hockey careers, the free agency period provides them an opportunity to continue playing at the highest level of professional women’s hockey. The fourth season of the NWHL will begin […] The post Riveters Add Rookie Blueliner Lexi Slattery appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
9 hours ago

NHL Rumors: Seguin, Rinne, Schmaltz, Duchene, More

In today’s rumor rundown, one insider from Boston is wondering if Tyler Seguin is on the Bruins’ radar. There are details on Matt Duchene’s status in Ottawa and Dylan Larkin’s new deal is already having an impact on some other players in the NHL. A couple depth NHL’ers may be headed to Switzerland and a […] The post NHL Rumors: Seguin, Rinne, Schmaltz, Duchene, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
10 hours ago

Isles’ Rookie Barzal and His 3 Big Nights

At the beginning of the 2016-17 season, the New York Islanders took the opportunity to see how their two first-round picks from the 2015 draft would perform at the NHL level. Mathew Barzal, drafted 16th, and Anthony Beauvillier, drafted 28th, were both 19 years old at the time. Barzal was slightly favored to make the […] The post Isles’ Rookie Barzal and His 3 Big Nights appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
12 hours ago

NHL News & Notes: Ellis, Werenski & More

In today’s news, the Nashville Predators have signed defender Ryan Ellis to a significant contract extension, the Devils signed restricted free agent Steven Santini to a deal and the Zach Werenski outlined his ambitions to not miss a single game this season following shoulder surgery in the offseason. Predators Extend Ellis The Predators were able […] The post NHL News & Notes: Ellis, Werenski & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
12 hours ago

Pride’s Top-Scorer Dempsey Re-Signs for 4th Year

Beginning June 1, NWHL teams can re-sign players from their 2017-18 roster and their draft picks. Additionally, for those players who have completed their college eligibility and want to continue their hockey careers, NWHL Free Agency provides the best opportunity to continue playing at the highest level of professional women’s hockey. The fourth season of the […] The post Pride’s Top-Scorer Dempsey Re-Signs for 4th Year appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
14 hours ago

Ellis Signs Contract Extension With Predators

The Nashville Predators have signed defender Ryan Ellis to an eight-year contract extension worth $50 million, the team announced Tuesday. The contract will come with an annual cap hit of $6.25 million and will kick in at the start of the 2019-20 season. Ellis is currently in the final year of the five-year, $12.5 million […] The post Ellis Signs Contract Extension With Predators appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
15 hours ago

Who’ll Be the Vegas Golden Knights’ First Captain?

The headline might seem confusing, as the Vegas Golden Knights are in fact set to enter their second season of play, but it’s true! The team has yet to name its inaugural captain. So who should be the first to wear the ‘C’ in a Sin City? Last Season’s Alternate Captains Last year, the team […] The post Who’ll Be the Vegas Golden Knights’ First Captain? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
16 hours ago

Mikko Rantanen: Avalanche’s Rising Star?

The Colorado Avalanche enter the new season hoping Mikko Rantanen can build on his sophomore success. In one of the more impressive –and under-reported – second-year performances in the NHL, Rantanen could be the team’s secret weapon. While the slow summer months lead to discussions about which stars will rise and fall and argue over […] The post Mikko Rantanen: Avalanche’s Rising Star? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
16 hours ago

Meet the Goalies Battling for Dubnyk’s Backseat

Goalies are the last line of defense in the NHL. In a long 82-game season, the starter is going to need a break. Whether that’s because of injury or simply because the number one needs to catch his breath from the bench, NHL teams need to have capable backups ready to go. Minnesota Wild training […] The post Meet the Goalies Battling for Dubnyk’s Backseat appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
17 hours ago

2000 NHL Draft: 21 Goalies Selected Before Henrik Lundqvist

Based on Henrik Lundqvist’s career statistics, one might think that the New York Rangers goaltender was a top pick in the NHL Draft. However, some might be hard pressed to believe that the Are, Sweden native was selected in the seventh round of the 2000 NHL Draft. Today, most scouts and team executives can only […] The post 2000 NHL Draft: 21 Goalies Selected Before Henrik Lundqvist appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
17 hours ago

Turbulence Ahead for Jets Prospect Logan Stanley

Logan Stanley has almost slipped out of the conscience of Winnipeg Jets fans. For a defenseman about to enter his first year of professional hockey, that may not be such a bad thing. By far the Jets most controversial first round pick, Stanley has been the subject of heated debate among those who observe Jets […] The post Turbulence Ahead for Jets Prospect Logan Stanley appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
17 hours ago

Stan Mikita: A True Chicago Legend

On August 7, the hockey world lost one of its greatest ambassadors and the city of Chicago lost one of its biggest sports legends. Stan Mikita passed away at age 78. His legacy will be remembered by Chicago Blackhawks fans for generations to come. Stan Mikita Belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Chicago Sports The […] The post Stan Mikita: A True Chicago Legend appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Aug 13, 2018

Riveters Sign Princeton Forward Fiona McKenna

Beginning June 1, NWHL teams can start signing players for the 2018-19 season. For players who have completed their college eligibility and want to continue their hockey careers, the free agency period provides them an opportunity to continue playing at the highest level of professional women’s hockey. The fourth season of the NWHL will begin […] The post Riveters Sign Princeton Forward Fiona McKenna appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Aug 13, 2018

NHL News & Notes: Dobson, NBC, Aston-Reese & Tkachuk

In the news today, Noah Dobson has signed his entry-level contract with the New York Islanders, NBC has released their broadcasting schedule for the 2018-19 season, Zach Aston-Reese is healthy and looking to make a solid impact at the NHL level and the Ottawa Senators have officially announced the signing of Brady Tkachuk. Dobsons Signs ELC […] The post NHL News & Notes: Dobson, NBC, Aston-Reese & Tkachuk appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Aug 13, 2018

5 Standouts from Hlinka Gretzky Cup

There were no shortage of stellar performances at this year’s Hlinka Gretzky Cup, which didn’t disappoint in terms of entertainment value as the annual summer under-18 tournament played out in primetime from Edmonton for the first time. It wasn’t without some controversy, with the United States getting robbed of a chance to play for gold […] The post 5 Standouts from Hlinka Gretzky Cup appeared first on The Hockey Writers.