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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: Phase IV Edition

Your update for the moves made between the postponement of the season and the beginning of the playoff qualifying round.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks signed centre Trevor Zegras to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Jack Badini to a two-year entry-level contract and defenceman Hunter Drew to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Roman Durny to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Kodie Curran to a two-year contract effective in 2020/21. They signed defencemen Christian Djoos and Jani Hakanpaa to one-year contract extensions. They signed defenceman Brendan Guhle to a two-year contract extension and signed centre Sam Carrick to a one-year contract extension. They signed right winger Troy Terry to a three-year contract extension. They signed left winger Sonny Milano to a two-year contract.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes signed centre Ryan McGregor to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Nate Sucese to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender David Tendeck to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Cameron Crotty to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Matias Maccelli to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Michael Chaput to a one-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Dysin Mayo to a one-year contract.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins signed goaltender Jeremy Swayman to a three-year entry-level contract and defenceman Nick Wolff to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Jack Ahcan to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Victor Berglund to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a one-year contract extension. They signed right winger Anders Bjork to a three-year contract extension.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed left winger Brandon Piro to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Dawson DiPietro to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Oskari Laaksonen to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Brett Murray to a two-year entry-level contract.

Calgary Flames

The Flames signed defenceman Connor Mackey to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Colton Poolman to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Mathias Emilio Pettersen to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Johannes Kinnvall to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Dustin Wolf to a three-year entry-level contract.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes signed centre David Cotton to a two-year entry-level contract and centre Jason Cotton to a one-year entry-level contract.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks signed centre Matthew Highmore and goaltender Kevin Lankinen to two-year contract extensions, signed centre Evan Barratt to a three-year entry-level contract, and signed right winger Andrei Altybarmakyan to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Michal Teply to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Ian Mitchell to a three-year entry-level contract, signed centre Pius Suter to a one-year contract, and signed defenceman Wyatt Kalynuk to a two-year contract. They signed right winger Matej Chalupa to a two-year contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche signed goaltender Justus Annunen to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Jacob MacDonald to a two-year contract extension. They signed centre TJ Tynan to a one-year contract extension.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed defenceman Tim Berni to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Mikhail Grigorenko to a one-year contract effective in 2020/21. They signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a two-year contract extension. They signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension.

Dallas Stars

The Stars signed centre Fredrik Karlstrom to a two-year entry-level contract. Defenceman Roman Polak has signed in Czechia with the Czech Extraliga’s HC Vitkovice.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings signed left winger Mathias Brome to a one-year contract. They signed goaltender Victor Brattstrom to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Albert Johansson to a three-year entry-level contract.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers signed centre Raphael Lavoie to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Theodor Lennstrom to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Markus Niemelainen to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Filip Berglund to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Gaetan Haas to a one-year contract extension. Left winger Brad Malone has signed a two-year contract with AHL Bakersfield. Centre Markus Granlund has signed a two-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev Ufa.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers signed defenceman Max Gildon to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Alec Rauhauser to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman John Ludvig to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Cole Schwindt to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Grigori Denisenko to a three-year entry-level contract effective in 2020/21.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings signed centre Tyler Madden to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Cole Hults to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Jacob Ingham to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Arthur Kaliyev and defenceman Jordan Spence to three-year entry-level contracts. Left winger Nikolai Prokhorkin has signed a two-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild signed left winger Adam Beckman and centre Damien Giroux to three-year entry-level contracts. They signed right winger Mitchell Chaffee to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Hunter Jones to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Kirill Kaprizov to a two-year entry-level contract.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens signed right winger Jesse Ylonen to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Vasili Demchenko to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Arsen Khisamutdinov to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Alexander Romanov to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Cameron Hillis to a three-year entry-level contract.

Nashville Predators

The Predators signed left winger Cole Smith to a one-year contract. They signed centre Patrick Harper to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Thomas Novak to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Sean Malone to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Connor Ingram to a three-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Alexandre Carrier to a three-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Ben Harpur to a one-year contract extension. Defenceman Matt Donovan has signed a two-year contract with AHL Milwaukee effective in 2020/21. They signed centre Anthony Richard to a one-year contract.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves this week.

New York Islanders

The Islanders signed defenceman Samuel Bolduc to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Blade Jenkins to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Ilya Sorokin to a one-year entry-level contract effective in 2020/21.

New York Rangers

The Rangers signed defenceman K’Andre Miller to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Austin Rueschhoff to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Justin Richards to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Tyler Wall to a two-year entry-level contracts. They signed centre Morgan Barron to a two-year entry-level contract.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators signed centre Mark Kastelic to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Jonathan Aspirot to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Kevin Mandolese to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Artyom Zub to a one-year entry-level contract. Left winger Mikkel Boedker has signed a two-year contract in Switzerland with the National League A’s HC Lugano effective in 2020/21.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers signed centre Tanner Laczynski to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Wade Allison to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Linus Sandin to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Linus Hogberg to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Mark Friedman to a two-year contract extension. They signed left winger Oskar Lindblom to a three-year contract extension.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins signed defenceman Cam Lee to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman William Reilly to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Radim Zohorna to a one-year entry-level contract.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks signed goaltender Alexei Melnichuk to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Fredrik Handemark to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Timur Ibragimov to a three-year entry-level contract.

Seattle Kraken

The Seattle team has revealed they will be called the Seattle Kraken. Amazon has purchased the naming rights to their currently-under-construction arena and given it the name “Climate Pledge Arena.”

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed centre Hugh McGing to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Scott Perunovich to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Sammy Blais to a two-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Marco Scandella to a four-year contract extension. They signed left winger MacKenzie MacEachern to a two-year contract extension.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning signed defenceman Sean Day to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Daniel Walcott to a one-year contract.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs signed defenceman Filip Kral to a three-year entry-level contract and signed defenceman Kristians Rubins. They signed right winger Alexander Barabanov to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Mikko Lehtonen to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Adam Brooks to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Teemu Kivihalme to a two-year entry-level contract.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks signed left winger Marc Michaelis to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Will Lockwood to a two-year contract. They signed left winger Nils Hoglander to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Jack Rathbone to a three-year entry-level contract.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights signed left winger Jack Dugan to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Connor Corcoran to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Jiri Patera to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Logan Thompson to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Zach Whitecloud to a two-year contract extension. They signed centre Nicolas Roy to a two-year contract extension. They signed goaltender Oscar Dansk to a one-year contract extension. They signed right winger Ryan Reaves to a two-year contract extension.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals terminated the contract of left winger Brendan Leipsic.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets signed defenceman Dylan Samberg to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Declan Chisolm to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Kristian Reichel to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Arvid Holm to a three-year entry-level contract. They have agreed to terminate the contract of defenceman Dustin Byfuglien.

2020 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction

This year’s inductees were announced for the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame in June. The inductees are as follows:

Jarome Iginla

Iginla was selected in the first round, 11th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, and was traded to the Calgary Flames during the 1995/96 season, debuting during the 1996 playoffs. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2012/13 season, signed with the Boston Bruins for the 2013/14 season, signed with the Colorado Avalanche for the 2014/15 season, and was traded to the Los Angeles Kings during the 2016/17 season. He played for Calgary (1996 playoff-partway through 2012/13), Pittsburgh (part of 2012/13), Boston (2013/14), Colorado (2014/15-partway through 2016/17), and Los Angeles (part of 2016/17). He quickly became the modern poster-boy for power forwards, and is held up as one of the best examples. Very effective as a scorer and offensively in general, he also had a reputation for being a very willing combatant. Wearing the “C” as team captain from the 2003/04 season up until he was traded to Pittsburgh, Iginla was also considered one of the NHL’s best captains. He failed to win a Stanley Cup, but not for lack of trying, as his first year as captain saw him getting the Flames to the Stanley Cup Final over powerhouses Vancouver, Detroit, and San Jose, which he did after seven seasons out of the playoffs, as essentially the only star skater on the team.

NHL career totals: 1554 GP, 625G, 675A, 1300 PTS
NHL single-season highs: 52G (2002), 55A (2007), 98 PTS (2008)
NHL playoff totals: 81 GP, 37G, 31A, 68 PTS
Art Ross Trophy: 2002
Maurice Richard Trophy: 2002, 2004
Ted Lindsay Award: 2002
First-team All-Star: 2002, 2008, 2009
Second-team All-Star: 2004
All-Rookie: 1997
King Clancy Trophy: 2004
Mark Messier Leadership Award: 2009
All-Star Games: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012 (Calgary)

Olympic totals: 19 GP, 10G, 4A, 14 PTS
Olympic finishes: Gold - 2002 (Canada)
7th - 2006 (Canada)
Gold - 2010 (Canada)
World Cup totals: 6 GP, 2G, 1A, 3 PTS
World Cup finishes: 1st - 2004 (Canada)

Marian Hossa

Hossa was selected in the first round, 12th overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for the 2005/06 season, was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2008/09 season, signed with the Detroit Red Wings for the 2008/09 season, and signed with the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2009/10 season. He was traded to the Arizona Coyotes prior to the 2018/19 season after going into LTIRetirement due to allergic reactions to medication. He played for Ottawa (1997/98-2003/04), Atlanta (2005/06-partway through 2007/08), Pittsburgh (part of 2007/08), Detroit (2008/09), and Chicago (2009/10-2016/17). In addition to being an excellent scorer everywhere he played, Hossa was also seen by many as a great defensive forward, as evidenced by the conversations that would come up bemoaning the bias against wingers in Selke Trophy voting.

NHL career totals: 1309 GP, 525G, 609A, 1134 PTS
NHL single-season highs: 45G (2003), 57A (2007), 100 PTS (2007)
NHL playoff totals: 205 GP, 52G, 97A, 149 PTS
Stanley Cups: 2010, 2013, 2015 (Chicago)
Second-team All-Star: 2009
All-Rookie: 1999
All-Star Games: 2001, 2003 (Ottawa), 2007, 2008 (Atlanta), 2012 (Chicago)

Olympic totals: 19 GP, 14G, 14A, 28 PTS
Olympic finsihes: 13th - 2002 (Slovakia)
5th - 2006 (Slovakia)
4th - 2010 (Slovakia)
11th - 2014 (Slovakia)
World Cup totals: 4 GP, 1G
World Cup finishes: 7th - 2004 (Slovkia)
2nd - 2016 (Europe)

Doug Wilson

Wilson was selected in the first round, 6th overall, in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He was traded to the San Jose Sharks for the 1991/92 season. He played for Chicago (1977/78-1990/91) and San Jose (1991/92-1992/93). Leaving the NHL just short of turning 35 years old, Wilson didn’t exactly enjoy the longest playing career, and didn’t quite reach the 100-point heights of contemporary offensive blueliners like Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque, and Phil Housley, but he was a consistently high scorer nonetheless, only falling short of 50 a handful of times during his stint with Chicago, and a Norris Trophy winner. Though he barely played half of the games for them during their first two seasons and didn’t last long enough to see them to their first playoff appearance, he captained the Sharks in his final two seasons, the Sharks’ first, and lent them some credibility. Wilson has done a pretty decent job, all things considered, as the Sharks GM as well. While they have yet to bring in a Stanley Cup, he has drafted some notable players to the NHL and made some great additions over the years. With his induction, Randy Carlyle remains the only eligible former Norris winner to have not been inducted.

NHL career totals: 1024 GP, 237G, 590A, 827 PTS
NHL single-season highs: 39G (1982), 54A (1985), 85 PTS (1982)
NHL playoff totals: 95 GP, 19G, 61A, 80 PTS
Norris Trophy: 1985
First-team All-Star: 1982
Second-team All-Star: 1985, 1990
All-Star Games: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990 (Chicago), 1992 (San Jose)

Canada Cup totals: 7 GP, 2G, 1A, 3 PTS
Canada Cup finishes: 1st - 1984 (Canada)

Kevin Lowe

Lowe was drafted in the first round, 21st overall, in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, by the Edmonton Oilers. He was traded to the New York Rangers for the 1992/93 season, and signed with Edmonton again for the 1996/97 season. He played for Edmonton (1979/80-1991/92, 1996/97-1997/98) and the Rangers (1992/93-1995/96). Lowe wasn’t the dynamic offensive defenceman many of his contemporaries were, and didn’t even get many Norris votes, even at a time when Rod Langway pulled in back-to-back Norrises, and between the team impact on his Stanley Cup victories, the subjective decision-making on his All-Star appearances, and the near-worthlessness of his King Clancy victory, he has a claim to Fame as Edmonton’s first NHL draft pick and their second-most well-known defenceman during the dynasty years, as well as a player whose teammates feel was very important to five Stanley Cup championships.

NHL career totals: 1254 GP, 84G, 347A, 431 PTS
NHL single-season highs: 10G (1981), 42A (1986), 46 PTS (1986)
NHL playoff totals: 214 GP, 10G, 48A, 58 PTS
Stanley Cups: 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990 (Edmonton), 1994 (NY Rangers)
King Clancy Trophy (1990)
All-Star Games: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 (Edmonton), 1993 (NY Rangers)

Canada Cup totals: 7 GP, 4A
Canada Cup finishes: 1st - 1984 (Canada)

Kim St-Pierre

St-Pierre played for the CWHL’s Montreal Stars for the 2007/08, 2010/11, and 2012/13 seasons. She won gold with Team Canada at the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Olympics.

Ken Holland

Holland was the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings from 1997 to 2019. As GM, Holland won three Stanley Cups, in 1998, 2002, and 2008.