The Seattle Kraken have picked Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano in Wednesday’s expansion draft. The 37-year-old defenceman has played his entire 15-season NHL career in Calgary and won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top blueliner in 2019.
The 20-year-old son of Minnesota hockey coach Bob Motzko has died of injuries from a car crash, after the speeding vehicle he was riding in went off the road in a Minneapolis suburb.
Red Wings defenceman Marc Staal re-signs with Detroit as the Vancouver Canucks place forward Jake Virtanen on unconditional waivers. South of the border, Trevor Moore is returning to the Los Angeles Kings on a two-year extension.
After an unsettled season that limited opportunities for junior hockey players and NHL scouts alike, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving believes it will take some time before the real winners of this year's draft can be picked.