NHL notebook: Blackhawks, Sabres swap recent 1st-rounders

The Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres traded former first-round picks Tuesday.
The Blackhawks will receive 21-year-old ahead Alexander Nylander while delivering 20-year-old defenseman Henri Jokiharju into Buffalo.
Nylander, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 draft, appeared in 19 career games for Buffalo, including 12 final year, even when he had two goals and 2 assists. Jokiharju, selected 29th in the first round in 2017, posted 12 assists in 38 games for Chicago as a rookie last season.
Nylander, a native of Calgary, had 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) in 49 games for the AHL’s Rochester Americans final season. Jokiharju, from Finland, posted 17 points (2 goals, 15 assists) in 30 games to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
–Former Nashville captain Greg Johnson, who shot the first faceoff died Tuesday in Detroit. He was 48. No cause of death was immediately reported.
A second-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1989, Johnson scored 369 points (145 goals, 224 assists) from 785 career NHL matches from 1993-2006. He served as the Predators‘ captain from 2002 to 2006 and holds the franchise documents for short-handed goals (11) and short-handed points (17).
Johnson is survived by his wife and two children. His younger brother, Ryan Johnson, played 13 seasons in the NHL (1997-2011) with five groups.
–Colorado Avalanche trainer Jared Bednar signed a two-year contract extension, the team announced, keeping him under contract during the 2021-22 season.
The 47-year-old Bednar has guided the Avalanche to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
„Jared has done a huge job behind the bench and has earned the chance to keep on leading this team,“ Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a news release. „He’s an outstanding coach who has the complete confidence of his players, coaches and staff. He has guided this franchise into two straight playoff appearances and we’re excited with this group can do moving forward.“
–The Vegas Golden Knights avoided arbitration with Malcolm Subban, signing the goaltender into a one-year, $850,000 contract.
Subban appeared in 21 games (20 starts) for Vegas last year, with an 8-10-2 album, a 2.93 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage. Subban, 25, again will be an arbitration-eligible restricted free agent after next year.
Subban, claimed off waivers from the Boston Bruins at October 2017, was 13-4-2 at the 2017-18 season with a 2.68 GAA and a .910 save percent, helping the Golden Knights reach the Stanley Cup Final.
–Field Level Media

Read more here: http://alternative-x.de/?p=6312

Comments are closed.