NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 7, 2018
Alex Burrows retires, latest player signings and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
SPORTSNET: After 13 NHL seasons, winger Alex Burrows announced his retirement to become an assistant coach with the AHL’s Laval Rocket. He finished his NHL playing career with 205 goals, 409 points and 1,134 PIMs in 913 games. He spent over 11 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and less that two with the Ottawa Senators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Burrows’ best seasons were with the Canucks. Skating on the same line with the Sedin twins, Burrows tallied 26-plus goals and 48-or-more points four times between 2008-09 to 2011-12. His most memorable goal was the overtime winner in Game 7 of the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals. Burrows’ agitating style was hated by opposing players and fans but he was beloved by the Canucks and their supporters.
WGR 550: Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel has changed his number from 15 to 9, the same number he wore in college hockey.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers re-signed forward Ryan Strome to a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $3.1 million.
DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a two-year, $3.95-million contract with forward Matt Nieto.
SUN-SENTINEL: The Florida Panthers re-upped defenseman Alexander Petrovic to a one-year, $1.95-million deal.
TORONTO STAR: The Toronto Maple Leafs signed unrestricted free agent forward Tyler Ennis to a one-year, $650K contract. Ennis was recently bought out by the Minnesota Wild.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: The Vegas Golden Knights re-signed goaltender Oscar Dansk to a two-year, two-way deal worth $675K at the NHL level.
SPORTSDAY: The Dallas Stars agreed to a one-year contract with center Jason Dickinson worth $875k.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Former Pittsburgh Penguins first-round pick Beau Bennett signed with KHL club Dinamo Minsk.
TSN: Ottawa Senators assistant general manager pleaded not guilty to a second charge of sexual harassment.
SPORTSNET: In notable non-NHL news, the RCMP has charged the driver of a transport truck with ” 29 criminal charges in a fatal collision that killed 16 people, including 10 players, with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team” in April.