With less than two weeks to go until the NHL Draft, business is starting to pick up. New Jersey made a few big moves, signing Jesper Bratt to a big deal and choosing to take Timo Meier to arbitration. They aren’t the only team taking a star forward to arbitration.
In Calgary, Jarome Iginla is re-joining the organization, this time in the front office.
And the Colorado Avalanche made a trade. Not a big one, but it’s something.
All that and more in this Friday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
He was about to become an unrestricted free agent, but the Avalanche must have really wanted him, giving up “future considerations” to acquire forward Fredrik Olofsson.
The draft order for the NHL Draft has been finalized.
In an Instagram post, Gabriel Landeskog pulled back the curtain and gave fans a glimpse into what his rehab looks like right now.
Around the NHL
Jesper Bratt is going to be a very rich man, as he signed an 8-year, $63 million contract extension. He went the Crosby route, signing a contract with his number being the total dollar amount. Maybe he should have picked a higher number.
New Jersey has also elected to take Timo Meier to arbitration. All it does it give the two sides a deadline to finalize a new contract.
He’s likely out the door, but the Ottawa Senators are taking Alex DeBrincat to arbitration as well.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh: Kyle Dubas has more to rebuild than just the roster for the Penguins.
Boston: How much are the Bruins going to have to pay Jeremy Swayman? And do they even have the cap space to do it?
Florida: After coming up short in the final, the Panthers have to look ahead to July 1.
San Jose: The Sharks are still going to try to get an Erik Karlsson trade completed this summer.
Calgary: Avalanche legend Jarome Iginla is joining the front office in Calgary, as advisor to new and old linemate GM Craig Conroy.
If you are enjoying the content at CHN, please consider subscribing. If you use code “evan10”, you can get a year subscription and ad-free experience for just $19.99! Students can subscribe for just $14.99. A universal membership for the National Hockey Now Network is coming later this month!