Klavs Veinbergs is a big 19-year-old left winger from Latvia, drafted by the Lightning in the seventh round last summer. Veinbergs came over from Europe this season — he was in the KHL system but left due to the invasion — to play in the USHL with the Lincoln Stars where he’s succeeded on the second line. He has now committed to Minnesota State University in Division 1, where he’ll go starting next year. We will most likely see Veinbergs at the World Juniors where he’ll skate for Latvia again. [Lincoln Stars]
“We are very proud to announce Klavs’ commitment to Minnesota State,” Stars head coach Rocky Russo said. ”Klavs has been a tremendous addition to the Lincoln Stars organization and the Lincoln community. His work ethic, attention to detail and desire to consistently improve make him a very special player and person. We look forward to his continued success here in Lincoln and watching him develop at MSU and beyond.”
Distant Thunder.— Chris Krenn (@Chris_Krenn) November 23, 2022
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The Orlando Solar Bears did all their scoring in their first game of the weekend, winning 3-0, but lost their next three to Savannah and North Carolina. [Raw Charge]
“Orlando returns home for three games over the Thanksgiving holiday, hosting Greenville on Wednesday and Thursday (note a special 12 noon start time), and Florida on Saturday.”
The New Jersey Devils lost their franchise record winning streak at the 14th game to the Maple Leafs 2-1. The Devils scored three other times but all three were called back on review (two automatic reviews and one failed challenge by the Devils). You can find videos of all the goals in this recap. Were they all justified?
The Wild acquired Ryan Reaves from the Rangers for a fifth in 2025.
The #mnwild has acquired Ryan Reaves from the @NYRangers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft. He owns 114 points (54-60=114), 992 PIM and 2,645 hits in 767 games. Since entering the NHL in 2010-11, he ranks third among active players in hits and sixth in PIM.— Minnesota Wild PR (@mnwildPR) November 23, 2022
By our models, Ryan Reaves is likely the worst player who regularly plays in the NHL so this should work out well.— EvolvingWild (@EvolvingWild) November 23, 2022
The Leafs acquired Conor Timmins for AHLer Curtis Douglas.
TRADE: We’ve acquired defenceman Conor Timmins from Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Curtis Douglas. #LeafsForever— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 23, 2022
I don’t buy this completely because he’s only managed to play 41 games over four seasons. But he’s a project that could work out. He played with Rasmus Sandin for the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL.