Mitchell Stephens played just 32 games for the Syracuse Crunch last season. Justin hopes he will stay healthy next season and maybe get a chance to play in the NHL [Raw Charge]
In the AHL, he can hold his own as a top-six forward. His path to the NHL most likely lies somewhere in the bottom six with a role on a penalty kill unit. In all likelihood, Stephens will start the season in Syracuse but if he stays healthy, he’ll be among the first chosen to get a call up if the Lightning need reinforcements. Not only would his talent allow him to work his way into the lineup, the fact that he is still waiver exempt also helps make any transactions a little smoother.
Former hockey player Mike Rupp shared his list of top defensemen for NHL Network. Victor Hedman is ranked number one. Ryan Mcdonagh also made the list. The official NHL Network list will be out today.
NHL Network also put together their All Two-Way Forward teams and Nikita Kucherov somehow ended up on one of them
"They get it done on the offensive end and defensive end." @mike_p_johnson and Dave Reid assembled their All Two-Way Forward teams.— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 17, 2019
Check out their reasoning here: https://t.co/HXunxM1lJF pic.twitter.com/rLonPSIOt6
The NWHL and Lightning Made teamed up for Jr. NWHL Summer Series clinic
The Tampa Bay Lightning held the Bolts Brew Fest, check out some photos from event
The Carolina Hurricanes signed Chase Priskie from the NCAA Division I, who is considered one of the top defenseman in college hockey.
The Buffalo Sabres held Fan Fest at KeyBank Center
Pretty cool to see the retired numbers up close pic.twitter.com/oo6Iid2Jkd— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) August 17, 2019
Pretty amazing concept of NHL jerseys for NHL Players Weekend by KP8 Design
Always loved what the MLB does with Players Weekend, so I decided to put together my own concept of an NHL Players Weekend. Hope you guys enjoy.— KP8 (@KP8Design) August 17, 2019
Full project and HD images here: https://t.co/zmlZwybdJ9 pic.twitter.com/DHCydr0ZZW