Another name has come off the UFA market as Cam Ward announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday. Ward spent last season with the Chicago Blackhawks as a backup goalie and was hoping to sign a new contract this season. Unfortunately, when that did not happen, Ward decided to call it a career signing a one-day contract with Carolina Hurricanes. Here is the news for Thursday, August 29.
Cam Ward hung up his pads and skates one final time as he signed a one-day contract with the Hurricanes as he retired from the NHL. (News & Observer)
The Buffalo Sabres received some bad news as defenseman Matt Hunwick will miss the entire 2019-20 season with a neck condition. (TSN)
The New York Islanders continued their busy off-season re-signing RFA Anthony Beauvillier to a new two-year contract extension that carries an annual average value of $2.1 million. (Newsday)
Staying with the Islanders for a moment, Scott Gomez will not be returning as an assistant coach on Barry Trotz’s coaching staff for the upcoming season. (Newsday)
The Professional Women’s Hockey Association continues to make strides towards one-league as they announced the “Dream Gap Tour” to showcase the top women’s hockey players in the world. (ESPN)
Sportsnet lost a few good men on Wednesday as NHL Analysts Nick Kypreos, and Doug MacLean announced they were leaving the company. (Sportsnet)