NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/4/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 4, 2015
It’s been a very busy week when it comes to NHL free agency and player moves, so it’s been tough to keep up with everything. That said, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations in the news right now.
The Blues signed goalie Jake Allen to a two-year extension yesterday. The contract comes after a league-leading 22 wins with a 2.28 GAA and .913 save percentage.
This is a solid signing for St. Louis’ immediate future. Allen will remain the team’s defensive anchor.
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The Rangers added some depth yesterday, signing center Luke Adam.
Adam played in the AHL for the most part last year, logging 16 scores and 26 helpers in Rochester. He did appear in three games for the Blue Jackets.
Adam will be a solid reserve piece for the Rangers and may well get a chance to showcase his stuff at the NHL level in 2015-16.
Back to the Blues for a moment; let’s check out defenseman Robert Bortuzzo’s deal, signed late Thursday.
He’s inked up on a two-year, $2.1 million deal and will compete with Chris Butler for the No. 6 spot in camp.
Bortuzzo logged three goals, five assists and 93 PIM with Pittsburgh and St. Louis last year.
The Kings’ Slava Voynov has a lot to worry about these days. He’s headed to jail on domestic assault charges after accepting a plea deal this week and will spend 90 days in prison with three years probation.
Adding to the issues, he’s also suspended by the Kings for injuring himself (torn Achilles) in non-hockey activity in the spring.
There’s no telling what the league and the Kings will do with Voynov in the future, but suffice to say he’s gone for a while.
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Now that the season is all finished up, we can start looking forward to the off-season activities that will keep us busy until the 2015-16 campaign. Let’s take a look at the upcoming calendar.
June 24: NHL Awards
June 25-July 1: UFAs meet with prospective teams
July 1: Free agency begins
July 5-6 Arbitration deadlines
Early July: Rookie development camps
July 15: Qualifying offers expire
July 20-August 4: Arbitration hearings
Early September: Rooke camps
Mid-September: Training camps open
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