The Syracuse Crunch have signed defenseman Devante Stephens to a one-year AHL contract. Stephens came to the Crunch in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres, who got Matt Spencer back instead. The 23-year-old played 38 games for the Crunch last season and finished with six assists and 22 shots on the third pair. Stephens was on an NHL deal last season, but wasn’t qualified ahead of free agency and became a UFA. He was then signed by the Crunch on an AHL yesterday.
We’ve signed defenseman Devante Stephens to a one-year AHL contract.https://t.co/T20eWBuBko— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 23, 2020
Former Syracuse Crunch forward Erik Condra has joined Chicago as a player development coach. Condra was a great mentor for the young Crunch in his two years on the team, so the Hawks got a good one here. Condra has spent the last two seasons on the Texas Stars and Colorado Eagles.
Dom L. was looking at Mikhail Sergachev through his model and is certain that he needs to be on the Boston Bruins due to his stylistic similarities to the team. Unfortunately for the Bruins, he’ll never go there, they can’t afford it anyway because...
Had a bit of a spicy and chaotic thought and decided to put it into a post.— dom luszczyszyn (@domluszczyszyn) November 23, 2020
The Bruins should go full heel and offer sheet Mikhail Sergachev. Here's why: https://t.co/DqJNVzF0eK pic.twitter.com/WX6OyT1aev
The Bruins have signed Jake DeBrusk to a two-year bridge deal.
In more Bolts news, Blake Coleman is getting his banner raised to the rafters of his alma mater.
New banner hanging in @gogginicecenter!— Miami Hockey (@MiamiOH_Hockey) November 23, 2020
As our newest Stanley Cup champion, @BColes25 '15, has claimed his spot in the lobby! #RiseUpRedHawks #LoveAndHonor #GraduatingChampions pic.twitter.com/EY6nSRf5TX
I wrote about this in his Top 25 Under 25 profile (spoiler!), but this was a really heart-warming article on Lightning prospect Sammy Walker.
#Gophers captain Sammy Walker has been proving experts wrong since before he was even born.— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) November 23, 2020
Check out @TheRinkLive's story on the @TBLightning prospect and his improbable path to the University of Minnesota.
Read: https://t.co/KNrGQtaUCp pic.twitter.com/WuQwoSumeR
And in less-great news, at least four Vegas Golden Knights players have recently tested positive for COVID-19.