Just a few more days left in July and the off-season continues to roll along. Soon enough teams will be back on the ice preparing for the 2019-20 season. Here’s what’s going on around the NHL:
Just like with Sam Bennett, the Calgary Flames were able to avoid a salary arbitration hearing with goalie David Rittich. The two sides reached an agreement on a new two-year contract that carries an average annual value of $2.75 million. (Calgary Herald)
Jonathan Toews was on a Chicago radio station recently and made it clear he was not happy about the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup and the Blues should not get as much credit as they deserve. (Second City Hockey)
In the World Junior Summer Showcase Bruins First Round Draft Pick John Beecher showed off his speed and great two-way ability as Team USA Blue defeated Sweden 4-2.
With only a month or so left in the off-season, the Bruins announced they will be a participant in the 2019 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo joining the New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres. (Boston Hockey Now)
While the Stanley Cup Playoffs have been long over, the Boston Bruins are in still in the heads of the Toronto Maple Leafs, specifically John Tavares. Tavares has not gotten over the loss in the first round and is still “Bitter” about it. (Boston Hockey Now)
The New York Rangers also avoided a salary arbitration hearing as the team agreed to a new two-year contract with forward Pavel Buchnevich. (NHL.com)