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  • Eetu Tuulola signs with Ilves of the Finnish liiga
    Eetu Tuulola has signed a contract with Ilves of the Finnish liiga for the 2022-23 season.

    Advice: The former sixth-round pick in 2016, Tuulola came over to North America for the 2019-20 season and played three seasons for Stockton of the AHL without ever making it into the NHL. The 24-year-old had 14 goals and 25 points in 61 games this season and the pending RFA could have his NHL rights with Calgary if they decide to give him a qualifying offer. Today, 8:12 am
  • Wolves win Calder Cup, Leivo named AHL playoff MVP
    Josh Leivo has captured the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the most valuable player of the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs. 

    Advice: Leivo racked up 15 goals and 29 points in 18 games for the AHL's Chicago Wolves en route to the AHL's championship title. He earned the highest point total by any player in the Calder Cup Playoffs in the past 14 years. Chicago was dominant in the postseason, with a mark of 14-4, after the team posted a league-best 50-win regular season. Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Schmiemann signs AHL contract with Abbotsford
    Quinn Schmiemann signed a two-year AHL contract with the Abbotsford Canucks.

    Advice: Abbotsford is the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. Schmiemann was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 182nd overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, but they never signed him. Schmiemann had 14 goals, 54 points, and 65 penalty minutes in 58 WHL contests in 2021-22. Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Pavel Novak steps away due to oncological disease
    Pavel Novak is stepping away from hockey after being diagnosed with an oncological disease a few days ago. 

    Advice: "The coming months will not be easy for me but I firmly believe that everything will turn out well and soon I will fly again on the ice with joy and passion!" Novak wrote in a statement released by the Minnesota Wild. "I will be back stronger! Please respect my privacy." Novak stated that his health condition won't allow him to prepare for next season.  The 20-year-old forward had 29 goals and 43 assists in 62 games for Kelowna of the WHL during the 2021-22 campaign. He signed with Minnesota in May after being selected in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Wild. Friday, 12:13 pm
  • Cody Glass signs one-year deal with Nashville
    Cody Glass has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators. 

    Advice: Glass accepted his qualifying offer, which comes with a $874,125 salary at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. The 23-year-old forward had 14 goals and 62 points in 66 games with Milwaukee of the AHL during the 2021-22 season. Glass added one goal and five assists in seven playoff games. He also skated in eight matches with Nashville this past season, while posting one helper, nine shots, four blocks and 13 hits. Additionally, he suited up in two matches during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Glass should get a chance to play regularly for the Predators next season. Friday, 8:58 am
  • Red Wings re-sign goalie Victor Brattstrom
    Victor Brattstrom has inked a one-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: Brattstrom's entry-level contract was set to expire, so he would have been a restricted free agent. He had a 3.32 GAA and .894 save percentage in 32 AHL games this season. Friday, 6:33 am
  • Felix Sandstrom inks two-year deal with Flyers
    Felix Sandstrom has signed a two-year, two-way/one-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. 

    Advice: The deal has an average annual value of $775,000. Sandstrom had a 0-4-1 record with a 3.23 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in five games with the Flyers during the 2021-22 season. The 25-year-old netminder spent most of the year in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He posted a mark of 16-18-5 at the minor-league level with a 2.89 GAA and .902 SV%. Sandstrom could be among the competitors for Philadelphia's backup goalie job at training camp in the fall. Thursday, 9:53 am
  • Connor Dewar signs two-year deal with Minnesota
    Connor Dewar has signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild. 

    Advice: The one-way deal has an average annual value of $800,000. Dewar skated in 35 games for Minnesota during the 2021-22 season, while producing two goals, six points, 25 penalty minutes, 44 shots, 22 blocks and 48 hits. He also appeared in one match during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Dewar racked up 17 points in 19 outings with Iowa of the AHL during the 2021-22 campaign as well. Wednesday, 10:12 am
  • Mitch Marner earns spot as first team All-Star
    Mitch Marner landed a spot on the 2021-22 NHL First All-Star Team.

    Advice: Marner has been a first-team All-Star for two straight seasons. He posted career-highs in 2021-22 with 35 goals and 97 points in 72 games. Toronto teammate Auston Matthews was on the First All-Star team along with Nashville's Roman Josi, Colorado's Cale Makar, Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin. Wednesday, 8:53 am
  • Daniil Miromanov inks two-year deal with Vegas
    Daniil Miromanov has signed a two-year contract extension with the Vegas Golden Knights.

    Advice: Miromanov would have become a restricted free agent this summer. His new deal will come with a $762,500 cap hit. He had an assist in 11 games with Vegas this season. Wednesday, 4:59 am
  • Pelletier might make it to the NHL next season
    Jakob Pelletier will be a prospect to keep an eye on during the Flames' training camp this fall.

    Advice: Pelletier is coming off a stellar rookie season with the AHL's Stockton Heat. He scored 27 goals and 62 points in 66 games. His efforts earned him good reviews from Stockton head coach Mitch Love. “Consistency, not an easy jump to come from junior and to have a year like he did offensively for us and learning the game, not just on the offensive side, but what it takes to be a good, effective player away from the puck, is really important for a young player,” Love said. “It was an impressive rookie season for him.” The Flames originally took Pelletier with the 26th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Tuesday, 1:28 am
  • Riley Nash will draw in for Game 3 of Cup Final
    Riley Nash will be in the lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday against Colorado. 

    Advice: Nash is projected to play alongside Pat Maroon and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare on the fourth line based the line rushes from the pregame warmups. He will get a chance to play on Monday night because Brayden Point is unavailable for the Lightning. Nash has five shots, two blocks and four hits in four outings this postseason. Monday, 4:59 pm
  • Simon Ryfors signs one-year deal with Tampa Bay
    Simon Ryfors has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

    Advice: Ryfors produced 11 goals and 35 points in 72 matches for Syracuse of the AHL during the 2021-22 campaign. He also added one goal and one assist in five playoff matches. Monday, 12:27 pm
  • Capitals sign Beck Malenstyn to two-year contract
    The Washington Capitals have signed winger Beck Malenstyn to a two-year contract worth $1.525 million.

    Advice: The deal is a two-way contract for 2022-23 and one-way the following season. Malenstyn had a goal in a dozen NHL games this season and had 10 goals and 16 points in 65 AHL games with Hershey. Monday, 8:39 am
  • Riley Nash not doing extra work in practice Monday
    Riley Nash is not doing extra work at practice Monday.

    Advice: Hmm. That's interesting. Nash has been a healthy scratch in the Stanley Cup Final with the return of Brayden Point to the lineup but with Point missing practice Monday, you have to wonder if Nash is in the lineup Monday for Game 3 and possibly that Point will be unable to go. Stay tuned. Monday, 8:06 am
  • Brett Leason inks two-year deal with Capitals
    The Washington Capitals have signed center Brett Leason to a two-year contract worth $1.55 million.

    Advice: Leason was selected by Washington in the second round, 56th overall, in 2019 and had three goals and three assists in 36 games in the 2021-22 regular season.  He also had six goals and seven helpers in 31 games with Hershey of the AHL this season. He will get $750,000 next season and $800,000 in 2023-24. Monday, 8:02 am
  • Josh Leivo leads AHL playoffs in scoring
    Josh Leivo has racked up 11 goals and 23 points in 15 playoff games for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. 

    Advice: Leivo went into Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals on Sunday versus Springfield leading all players in goals and points. He added two assists in Game 1 against Springfield on Sunday. He had 22 goals and 46 points in 54 contests during the regular season. Leivo also skated in seven matches with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2021-22 campaign. He is eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer. Sunday, 2:04 pm