The annual Canadian Hockey League Import Draft was held Thursday morning with the Calgary Hitmen using two draft picks. The team used the 37th overall selection on Czech forward Jonas Peterek and the 97th overall selection on Slovakian forward Samuel Krajc.
Two Calgary Hitmen heard their names called on the draft floor Saturday afternoon. And the pair weren’t taken far apart — only eight picks separated the two in the fifth round.
Two Calgary Hitmen will find themselves amongst some of the league’s top NHL prospects during a summer development camp. The camp, which takes place between July 27 and Aug. 4 in Plymouth, Michigan, centres around Hockey Canada’s junior team development program.
After suffering a lower-body injury last night against the Anaheim Ducks, Chad Johnson has returned to Calgary for further evaluation. In lieu of the injury, the Flames recalled Jon Gillies from the Stockton heat on emergency basis. In his second full season with the Heat, Gillies has posted a 2.95 GAA and a .909 SV%….
The Nation Notebook: NHL/Flames meet to talk officiating, Is there a market for Lazar? and what it’s like to be a GM on deadline day.
(Photo Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern – USA TODAY Sports) In today’s Nation Notebook, we look at the latest news around the league.
Michael Stone is going to CAL for a third and a conditional 5th, pending no surprises — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 20, 2017 Third-rounder is 2017. 5th is in 2018 if he re-signs in CAL. ARIZ retains 50 per cent of salary — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 20, 2017 Michael Stone is now a Calgary…
The Nation Notebook: Therrien and Julien in a coaching carousel, Chiarelli on the deadline, Vermette’s slash and some rumours
The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. In a shocking series of events, the Montreal Canadiens fired Michel Therrien yesterday afternoon and replaced him with the Habs archrival Boston Bruins’ former head coach in Claude…
The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn’t quite deserve its own article. In today’s notebook, we look at Arizona possibly being on the move (again), Gary Bettman getting called out by Dr. Bennet Omalu who is the doctor that discovered CTE, and Bryan…
(Photo Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports) Starting with today’s games, all NHL goalies must now be wearing the new streamlined pants. Martin Jones, pictured above, has already been using the new gear.
Embed from Getty Images According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the NHL’s salary cap will be remaining flat next year.