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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 11/21/20-11/27/20

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves his week.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves his week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins signed left winger Jake DeBrusk to a two-year contract.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed right winger Jack Quinn to a three-year entry-level contract. Forward Vladimir Sobotka has signed a one-year contract in Czechia with the Czech Extraliga’s HC Sparta Praha.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves his week.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves his week. Centre Drew Shore has signed for the remainder of 2020 in Slovakia with the Slovak Extraliga’s HC Dukla Trencin.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves his week.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche made no moves his week.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets made no moves his week.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves his week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings made no moves his week.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers signed defenceman Philip Kemp to a three-year entry-level contract.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers signed centre Juho Lammikko to a one-year entry-level contract.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings made no moves his week.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild made no moves his week.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves his week.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves his week.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves his week.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves his week.

Defenceman Johnny Boychuk has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the second round, 61st overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Boychuk has 206 points (54G, 152A) in 725 games, as well as 30 points (13G, 17A) in 104 playoff games, for Colorado (2007/08), Boston (2008/09-2013/14), and the New York Islanders (2014/15-2019/20). Boychuk, though more of a defensive defenceman type, did have some offensive chops to him as well, topping 20 points four times from 2013/14 to 2016/17, including a 30-point season in 2014/15, as well as a strong shot that netted him some power play time. He was a late bloomer, not playing his first full or semi-full NHL season until his age-26 season, but won a Stanley Cup in 2011 with the Bruins and was one of the major additions spurning an ultimately brief resurgence for the Islanders in the second-half of the 2010s. His career highs are 35 points and 26 assists in 2015 with the Islanders, and nine goals in 2015 and 2016 with the Islanders. In his last season, Boychuk scored 11 points (2G, 9A) in 64 games for the Islanders. Boychuk, 36, was forced into early retirement due to an eye injury suffered during the season. He has two years left on his contact with a $6M cap hit, and will most likely be placed on LTIR, to take advantage of the cleverly-nickanmed LTIRetirement, so as to not incur that cap hit during the coming seasons, rather than officially retire immediately.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves his week. Left winger Luke Adam, who was last under contract in the NHL with the Rangers in 2015/16, has signed a one-year contract in Germany with the DEL’s Nurnberg Ice Tigers.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators signed right winger Egor Sokolov to a three-year entry-level contract.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves his week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves his week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves his week.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed defenceman Jake Walman to a two-year contract extension.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning signed defenceman Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year contract.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves his week.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves his week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves his week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals made no moves his week.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves his week. Centre Nick Shore has signed for the remainder of 2020 in Slovakia with the Slovak Extraliga’s HC Dukla Trencin.