The weeks continue to wind down to the start of training camp. The NHL has started their media tour throughout Europe. Not to mention the NHLPA announced the players who will be participating in this year’s rookie showcase. On the free agency front, Kyle Connor would like to have a new long-term deal in place before the start of training camp. While in San Jose, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau made news at the San Jose Sharks practice facility. More on both these stories later. Here is the news for Thursday, August 14th.
Prior to a PGA Canadian Tour stop, Kyle Connor met with the media and reiterated his stance he would like a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets but is keeping all his options open. (Winnipeg Sun)
Over in San Jose, former NHL defenseman Christian Ehrhoff posted a picture on his Instagram of Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton at the Sharks Practice Facility. Both players remain unsigned, but continue to skate together in San Jose. (NHL.com)
With the Tampa Bay Lightning in need of cap space to sign Brayden Point, the Lightning traded RFA forward Adam Erne to the Detroit Red Wings. (Last Word on Hockey)
Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving told the team’s media site his team will be in the market for a defenseman after Juuso Valimaki tore his ACL. (TSN)
NESN has hired Sophia Jurksztowicz (Yurk-shto-vitch) as their new Boston Bruins rinkside reporter for the upcoming 2019-20 season. (Boston Hockey Now)