NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 15, 2018
Latest on P.A. Parenteau and Carter Hutton plus the Coyotes and Sabres make a trade. Details and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
TSN: Former NHL forward P.A. Parenteau has retired. He spent nine seasons in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators. In 491 NHL games he collected 296 points. His best season was with the Islanders in 2011-12, netting 67 points.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best wishes to Parenteau in his future endeavors.
STLTODAY.COM: Goaltender Carter Hutton continues to have contract discussions with the Blues, but he appears intent on testing this summer’s unrestricted free agent market.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given the dearth of quality goaltenders available this summer, it’s understandable why Hutton is willing to see what his value is on the open market. In 32 games he had a record of 17 wins, seven losses and three overtime losses, with a 2.09 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.
Hutton could prove attractive for clubs in need of goaltending help, such as the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks (if Corey Crawford remains sidelined by vertigo symptoms) and New York Islanders.
TSN: The Edmonton Oilers re-signed forward Drake Caggiula to a two-year, one-way contract worth an annual average value of $1.5 million.
ARIZONA SPORTS: The Coyotes shipped prospects Mike Sislo and Brandon Hickey to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Hudson Fasching.
NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders have parted ways with associate coach Greg Cronin.
SPORTSNET: The Toronto Marlies are American Hockey League champions, defeating the Texas Stars 6-1 in Game 7 of the Calder Cup Final. Andreas Johnsson was named playoff MVP.