Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the Carolina Hurricanes putting pen to paper on a stunning offer sheet snapped the NHL from its late-summer slumber. The bold move to pry the 2018 No. 3 pick out of Montreal in restricted free agency turned plenty of heads.
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the NHL expects 98 per cent of players to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the season.
The Buffalo Sabres are listed as the home team against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL's Heritage Classic, to be played at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on March 13, the league announced Thursday.
One-time Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jimmy Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts.