Month: September 2021

In the summer of 2002, when Maple Leafs coach and general manager Pat Quinn hired Matt Nichol as the club’s strength and conditioning coach, it’s fair to say the importance of off-ice fitness training was still met with skepticism among those who controlled the budget of Canada’s richest hockey club. In taking the job, Nichol
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5:01 PM ET CHICAGO — Carolina center Sebastian Aho was amused by the Hurricanes’ offer-sheet trolling of the Montreal Canadiens. In 2019, Aho signed a restricted-free-agent offer sheet with the Canadiens for five years and $42 million, which the Hurricanes quickly matched. Last month, Carolina turned the tables and signed Montreal restricted free agent Jesperi
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The Henderson Silver Knights have signed forward Reid Duke to an American Hockey League contract for the 2021-22 season. Duke, 25, returns for his fifth season in the Vegas Golden Knights organization after posting four goals and four assists for eight points in 17 games with the Silver Knights in 2020-21. A native of Calgary,
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10:07 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to an entry-level contract with defenseman Nolan Allan, their first-round pick in this year’s NHL draft. The team announced the deal on Thursday. The three-year contract runs through the 2023-24 season and carries an $870,000 salary-cap hit. Allan, 18, was selected by Chicago
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IRVINE — The pass from a teammate was quick and on target. So was the shot. In a nanosecond, Benoit-Olivier Groulx one-timed the puck past goaltender Roman Durny and into the back of the net, one of many highlights during the Ducks’ rookie team practice Thursday at Great Park Ice, ahead of their participation in
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