NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 4, 2017

by | Sep 4, 2017 | News, NHL

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom donated $10K to his former youth hockey club.

Latest on Nicklas Backstrom, Patrick Marleau, Anthony Duclair & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.  

CSNMIDATLANTIC.COM: Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom donated his World Championship bonus check ($10,000.00 US) to his former youth hockey organization Valbo HC. Backstrom helped Sweden win gold at this year’s championship. 

THE MERCURY NEWS: Patrick Marleau took out a full-page ad thanking the San Jose Sharks and their fans. After spending 19 seasons with the Sharks, Marleau signed a three-year contract in July with the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

ARIZONA SPORTS: The Arizona Coyotes signed restricted free agent winger Anthony Duclair to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. After scoring 20 goals as a rookie in 2015-16, Duclair regressed in 2016-17 and was demoted to the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Tucson. 

TSN: Former NHL forward Jack Skille is expected to sign a contract with KHL club Minsk. He played 55 games last season with the Vancouver Canucks. 

BOSTON GLOBE: The short, tragic life of former NHL player David Gove, who was allegedly raped as a teenager by a Boston youth hockey coach. 

THE DENVER POST: The former site manager of Mile High Hockey is suing Vox Media claiming the media company broke labor laws by underpaying its site managers. Mile High Hockey covers the Colorado Avalanche for SB Nation.