Why did the San Jose Sharks re-sign Matt Nieto? And for two years? I break it down here:
Tony Ferrari of Dobber Prospects is a big Jesper Wallstedt fan — should the San Jose Sharks target him with the seventh pick?
Check out our San Jose Barracuda writer Brian Truong’s reel — he’s a talented, dedicated guy, hire him!
— Brian Truong (@_BrianTruong) June 21, 2021
In other San Jose Sharks news…
The #SJBarracuda have re-signed forwards Joe Garreffa, Krystof Hrabik and Kyle Topping (@Topping11) to one-year AHL contracts. In addition, the team officially inked defensemen Montana Onyebuchi (@MontanaOny2) and Nick Cicek to one-year AHL deals ✍️https://t.co/uDrQZBh9zJ
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) June 21, 2021
Some familiar faces!
Around the NHL…
Will an NHL player come out next? Carl Nassib comes out as gay, the first active player in NFL history to do. Go Carl! (Outsports)
— Sportsnet 650 (@Sportsnet650) June 22, 2021
Joe Pavelski supports just-retired teammate Stephen Johns on his cross-country skate:
— Joe Pavelski (@jpav8) June 22, 2021
Minnesota Wild assistant general manager and long-time NHL defenseman Tom Kurvers has passed away. (The Athletic)
Inside Tennessee State University’s plans to become the first HBCU with DI hockey teams. (The Athletic)
Social media sensation Washiiyeh Jeannotte talks about the remarkable sacrifices made by his family so that he can play hockey. (TSN)
🚨 It's finally here. 🚨
Our final rankings for the #2021NHLDraft is now officially LIVE! Top 32 available to all readers, while our complete rankings can be accessible to McKeen's subscribers.
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— McKeen's Hockey (@mckeenshockey) June 21, 2021
J.T. Brown has retired and he’s going straight to the broadcasting booth, joining the Seattle Kraken as a TV analyst. (Sound of Hockey)
Owners Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash, Dustin Johnson, and Joe Tsai are launching the 15th franchise of the National Lacrosse League in Las Vegas. (LV Sportsbiz)
What do Sabres want for Eichel? GMs are shocked by the ask.
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) June 22, 2021
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