Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney took home the GM of the Year Award at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, but the big winner of the night was Nikita Kucherov who took home three pieces of hardware.
Here is the news that made headlines for Thursday, June 20th.
While the Bruins did not like the way their season ended, the team can be happy for their General Manager as Don Sweeney as he was named GM of the Year. Sweeney is the General Manager from the Bruins to win this award. (Boston Hockey Now)
Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov cleaned up at the NHL Awards as he not only took home the Art Ross Trophy, but the Ted Lindsay as Most Outstanding Player voted on by the players and Hart Trophy as league MVP. (The Sporting News)
When the Calder Trophy for the NHL’s Top Rookie was announced there was no surprise when Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson’s name was called. (NHL.com)
The Anaheim Ducks and Corey Perry have always been synonymous with each other. That is no longer case as the Ducks bought out the remaining years on Perry’s contract as he will be a UFA on July 1. (Orange County Register)
With reports swirling around about the salary cap being lower than expected, and the information not being released until Saturday during the NHL Draft, that has some NHL GM’s very upset. (CBSSports.com)
Jesse Puljujarvi, taken fourth overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, wants a trade out of Edmonton or else he will go play in Europe according to his agent. (Sportsnet)
Goaltender Roberto Luongo will inform the Florida Panthers in the next couple of days what his plans are for next season as he continues to weigh his options. (TSN)