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Quick Strikes: Nolan Foote shines at the last day of the World Junior Summer Showcase

The 2019 Lightning first-round draft pick scored a goal and added an assist.

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The Prospects

Team Canada faced team USA on the final day of the World Junior Summer Showcase. Nolan Foote played on the second line and Gabriel Fortier served as the 13th forward.

This time it was Nolan Foote who celebrated two points for his team, but eventually team Canada lost to team USA 5-3.

Craig Button included both Foote and Fortier on the projected team Canada roster at the 2020 World Junior Championship.

The Lightning

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Per Joe Smith of the Athletic, even after his trade, Ryan Callahan isn’t going anywhere and is planning to work on his foundation

As you might have guessed, nothing new on a Brayden Point contract.

The Crunch

The Syracuse Crunch hosted Media Street Crunch Hockey event on Saturday.

The Game

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with goaltender Linus Ullmark as a result of arbitration hearing.

They also signed defenseman Jake McCabe to a two-year deal and avoided another arbitration.

The Sabres are over the salary cap at this moment.

The 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup is starting on Monday in Breclav (Czech Republic) and Piestany (Slovakia). In a pre-tournament game, the Czech Republic defeated the USA.

The Hockey News prepared a short guide with the top 10 prospects at The Hlinka-Gretzky Cup. [The Hockey News]

While many top 2020 draft prospects were off playing at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, the rest of the draft class was busy preparing for the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, set for August 5-10 in Breclav and Piestany, Czech Republic. Compared to the U-18 World Championship in April, the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup typically features more high-level talent due to the junior hockey cycle still taking place during the championship in the spring, while playing this event in the summer allows prospects to be available.

The new edition of BlackNGold podcast is already available. Listen in on a division rival.

The offseason is getting very long.