The National Hockey League says 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since June 8th. Since players have begun reporting for phase two of the league’s return to play plan, 15 of 250+ players that have reported have tested positive.
It was three years ago today that the Calgary Flames made a trade that gave them the seventh-round pick used to draft goalie Dustin Wolf, who by all accounts could be the clubs goalie of the future.
Folks, there’s a chance that we’re just shy of a month away from hockey returning. Or, it might not. But we have hope! We also have several curious friends sending in questions, so let’s dive into the mailbag!
In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at Phil Russell.