NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 4, 2016

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 4, 2016

Former San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle to retire.

Former San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle to retire.

Dan Boyle and Barret Jackman to retire, Coyotes re-sign Tobias Rieder & more in this morning’s NHL headlines. 

Check out NHL.com for last night’s preseason scores.

THE MERCURY NEWS: Former San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle will announce his NHL retirement on Wednesday (Oct. 5) at the SAP Center. Boyle played 431 regular-season games with the Sharks and is 35th all-time among NHL defensemen in points (605). 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Boyle also played for the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. He helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup in 2004 and had 81 points in 130 career playoff games. During his tenure with the Sharks, he was considered among the NHL’s top puck-moving defensemen.

STLTODAY.COM: Former St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman will announce his NHL retirement today. Winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2002-03 as NHL rookie of the year, Jackman is second all-time among Blues players in games played with 803. 

SPECTOR’S  NOTE: Jackman spent 12 of his 13 NHL seasons with the Blues, playing his final season with the Nashville Predators in 2015-16. In 876 career games, he netted 186 points. 

TODAY’S SLAPSHOT: Former NHL forward Mike Santorelli has announced his retirement after playing only six games in Switzerland this season. “During his NHL career he scored 64 goals and 138 career points with time spent with the Predators, Florida Panthers, Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Anaheim Ducks.”

ARIZONA SPORTS:  The Arizona Coyotes last night announced the re-signing of forward Tobias Rieder to a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $2.25 million. Rieder, 23, will receive $2 million for 2016-17 and $2.45 million for 2017-18. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: After Rieder’s agent suggested last week it might be best for the two sides to consider other options, including a trade, it turns out compromise was possible after all. Should Rieder’s performance improves over the next two seasons, he’ll be in line for a bigger payday in two years times. 

THE DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene revealed he suffered a minor shoulder separation in a Team Canada practice on Sept. 13 during the World Cup of Hockey, Duchene insists it wasn’t a big deal and won’t affect his play in the upcoming season. 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES:  Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was suspended from the club’s regular season opening game on Oct. 12 as punishment for a high hit on St. Louis Blues forward Ty Rattie in a recent preseason contest. 

TSN: Los Angeles Kings winger Tanner Pearson faces a disciplinary hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson on Sunday.

PHILLY.COM:  Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas could face a disciplinary hearing after receiving a game misconduct for boarding New York Rangers winger Jimmy Vesey in a preseason game last night. 

NBC SPORTS: The Anaheim Ducks released forwards David Booth and David Jones from their professional tryout offers. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues released forwards Eric Nystrom and Chris Porter from their PTOs. 

LAS VEGAS JOURNAL-REVIEW:  The NHL’s Las Vegas franchise has hired Cleveland Cavaliers executive Kerry Bubolz as their team president.