Avs take home the Presidents Trophy
Stats Centre: “Clinching both 1st in their division & in the entire NHL thanks to a 5-1 win over the Kings tonight, the @Avalanche have tied the Rangers, Capitals + Bruins for the 2nd most Presidents’ Trophy wins (an award that had its inception in 1985-86) by a team with 3. Most? 6- Red Wings”
Playoff matchups set
— NHL (@NHL) May 14, 2021
Kuznetsov and Samsonov remain in COVID protocol
One Blue Jackets assistant coach not back, another interviewing for the head coaching position
- Aaron Portzline: “Further, my understanding is that Shaw was not interviewed or considered a candidate to replace John Tortorella, which is, to say the least, surprising. Shaw one of the brightest minds and most articulate coaches I’ve ever met, appeared to do a great job with #CBJ defense.”
Islanders sign 2019 draft pick
Cap Friendly: The New York Islanders have signed their 2019 fifth-round pick, forward Reece Newkirk to a three-year entry-level contract. He’ll carry an $828,000 salary cap hit.
He ranked second in goals-against average (2.03) and save percentage (.922) in Swedish Hockey League this season.”
Blackhawks sign a goaltender
Charlie Roumeliotis: The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Arvid Soderblom to a two-year. entry-level contract. The deal carries an $883,750 cap hit.
“He ranked second in goals-against average (2.03) and save percentage (.922) in Swedish Hockey League this season.”