It looks like former New Jersey Devils enforcer Cam Janssen won’t find a home in the NHL next season after signing a contract with the Nottingham Panthers in England’s Elite Ice Hockey League.
With T.J. Oshie dealt to the Washington Capitals in the offseason, Paul Stastny is ready to embrace more of a leadership role in second season with the St. Louis Blues.
The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and AHL’s Springfield Falcons, announced earlier today the signing of rookie defenseman Brian O’Rourke for the 2015-16 ECHL season. O’Rourke becomes the third defenseman announced this offseason, joining Brett Kostolansky and Kirill Tulupov.
Had Matthew Tkachuk been named after his father, he’d be going through life as Keith Tkachuk Jr. While that’s not the case, you’d be well within your rights to call Matthew Keith Tkachuk 2.0.
Fifteen years ago, Ryan MacInnis, Matthew Tkachuk and Dominic Turgeon ran around the bowels of Scottrade Center like they owned the place, playing mini-sticks and generally creating havoc in the dressing room where their fathers — Keith Tkachuk, Al MacInnis and Pierre Turgeon — were all members of the St. Louis Blues.
Logan Brown is, at the very least, the most physically intimidating forward prospect available for the draft next summer. Standing 6’6″ and tipping the scales at 225 pounds, Brown is a menace on the ice with his combination of skill and hulking size.
Matthew Tkachuk, the son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk, is one of the top prospects eligible for the 2016 Draft. Playing with the U.S. National Team Development Program last season, he will also be playing for a new team in 2015-16. That team will be the London Knights of the OHL. Hence, the connection begins.
The national team announced on Tuesday morning that forwards Ryan MacInnis, Conor Garland, Jordan Greenway, and Christian Fischer had been cut from the U20 roster at development camp in Lake Placid; those four were joined by defensemen Jack Dougherty and Joshua Jacobs as the two defensemen cut, while blue liner Jonathan Macleod has left camp for ‘precautionary reasons’.