Yesterday, Tracey pointed out that Cory Conacher posted on his Instagram story a photo from a training room tagging the official instagram of the Lausanne HC and Josh Jooris who is currently playing for that team, which might be a confirmation that Conacher will sign a contract with the Swiss team.
Earlier this year, we already mentioned some rumours about his potential departure to Europe. The information hasn’t been confirmed yet officially but we can probably expect it in near future. Unlike the NHL, the NLA has already cancelled the rest of their 2019-20 season without awarding the winner and is preparing to start 2020-21 with a regular schedule.
In yesterday’s article, Hardev also mentioned that Cory Conacher could be a part of an extended roster for the this year’s postseason, considering his solid NHL background. However, he still could have expected just a role of a backup.
During the 2019-20 regular season, Conacher registered 38 (14+24) points in 44 games with the Syracuse Crunch and one assists in four game with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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The AHL announced yesterday the creation of a special Return to Play task force, the primary purpose of which will be preparing a plan for the AHL’s return for the 2020-21 season. The task force includes some big names from the hockey world, including former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.
The AHL has announced the formation of a Return to Play task force, established to provide strategic direction in planning for the league's return to play in 2020-21.— AHL Communications (@AHLPR) June 15, 2020
Details: https://t.co/XPbe9zhXPz pic.twitter.com/fsipkzaZBc
Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic polled head coaches of every NHL team on their picks for the Selke Trophy Award. Anthony Cirelli received just one vote and several honorable mentions
And finally, Cirelli got some respect with one vote, plus he got mentioned a bunch of times from other coaches saying the young Lightning forward was on the rise for this award.
Yesterday was also the last day for media members to submit their NHL awards ballot.
Just submitted my (last ever) NHL Awards ballot, in advance of today’s 5 p.m. ET deadline. Weird year, to say the least. ♂️— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 15, 2020
Dom Luszczyszyn did a breakdown of the worst NHL free agents of the last decade. Matt Carle ended up in ninth place [The Athletic, paid content]
Carle still played well, but it was evident how large of an effect Pronger had on his numbers. In Tampa Bay, Carle didn’t have a Pronger to play with (Victor Hedman wasn’t at that level just yet) and naturally, his numbers were much closer to what he put up in his final year as a Flyer than the two before. Though his play-driving numbers slipped considerably from his Flyers’ days, Carle was a fine No. 3 defender over the first three years in Tampa Bay, but that’s also not what he was being paid to be.
The Vegas Golden Knights signed a two-year extension with a forward Ryan Reeves.
The Winnipeg Jets were pretty busy yesterday, announcing two signings.
With Kristian Reichel signing an entry-level contract with the @NHLJets, let's take a look back at his season with the #MBMoose in the latest edition of By The Numbers! #GoMooseGo pic.twitter.com/LjHVkP91XE— Manitoba Moose (@ManitobaMoose) June 15, 2020
After 14 seasons and over 800 games in the NHL, Roman Polak is returning to his homeland Czech Republic after signing a deal with HC Vitkovice.
Roman Polak has signed with team back in Czech Republic. Told https://t.co/hV7WNCS4r1: "I am already determined to stay at home ... If I really had to finish the NHL, I would go. But I will do everything to make it unnecessary. I will definitely be here next season. "— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) June 15, 2020