NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 16, 2018
Former goaltender Ray Emery has passed away, an update on Joe Pavelski and the latest notable contract signings in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Former goaltender Ray Emery, died by drowning in Hamilton, Ontario yesterday. He was 35. Emery spent 11 seasons in the NHL, playing for the Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers.
Emery backstopped the Senators to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final. He was also a two-time Masterton Trophy finalist, shared the William M. Jennings Trophy with Corey Crawford and won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Very sad news for the hockey community.The day before his death, Emery had taken part in a local charity game to raise money to feed hungry children in the community.
Emery had his ups and downs during his NHL career, especially during his tenure with the Senators. However, he was well-liked by teammates, opponents and fans, as the tributes continue to pour in honoring his memory.
NBC SPORTS: San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski finished third at the American Century Championship golf tournament.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Blue Jackets re-signed forward Oliver Bjorkstrand to a three-year contract worth $7.5 million. The annual salary-cap hit is $2.5 million. Bjorkstrand, 23, tallied a career-best 40 points last season.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens avoided salary arbitration with Phillip Danault, inking him to a three-year, $9.249-million contract. The annual average value is $3.083 million.
NHL.COM: The Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman Kurtis MacDermid to a two-year, two-way contract.
SPORTSNET: The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Justin Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract.
CBS SPORTS: The Anaheim Ducks inked left wing Kevin Roy to a one-year, two-way deal.