A major story that no one expected came to fruition on Friday. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs officially passed ownership of the organization on to his six children. Although it won’t be an earth-shattering change, it is still noteworthy that Boston Bruins ownership is changing for the first time in over 40 years. Here are the top stories on Saturday, September 7th.
Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe broke the story on Friday that Jeremy Jacobs has stepped aside as owner of the Boston Bruins. Jacobs will turn the franchise over to his three sons and three daughters. It is expected that he will remain on the NHL’s Board of Governors. (Boston Hockey Now)
The 2019 Prospect Challenge began last night in Buffalo, and Anders Bjork made an immediate impact at the event. The forward scored the game-winning goal in Boston’s 4-3 victory over the Penguins. Bjork told the media earlier this week that he is excited for his opportunity at camp. (Boston Hockey Now)
The Oilers and veteran Patrick Marleau have had talks over the last few weeks. Is there a fit between the sides? (The Oilers Rig)
The Carolina Hurricanes made another splash on Friday with the signing of D Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract. The deal will pay Gardiner $4.05 million per season. (Canes Country)
Former LA Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has joined the San Jose Sharks as a professional scout. Yes, you read that correctly. (MLB Trade Rumors)