John Marino has had quite the off-season. Traded from Edmonton to Pittsburgh, Marino also left Harvard to sign his first NHL contract. Now at the 2019 Prospect Challenge, Marino is hoping to make his mark with the Penguins. Can the former Harvard rearguard go from NCAA to NHL? Here are Sunday’s top stories.
John Marino’s goal is quite simple, he wants to make the team. The former South Shore King and Harvard Crimson is looking to make an impact in his first NHL training camp with the Penguins. Our colleague Dan Kingerski has more. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Colorado Avalanche opened their rookie tournament slate yesterday. Bowen Byram and Conor Timmins, two of the Avs top prospects, skated together as a pairing. Could that be a pair for the Avalanche moving forward? (Colorado Hockey Now)
Will Connor McDavid be ready for opening night? That’s the goal for the NHL’s biggest superstar. He took to the ice on Saturday at Edmonton’s “captain’s skate”. So far, so good for McDavid, but there are still steps to take. (NHL.com)
The latest in BHN’s series looking at the Bruins’ division rivals profiles the Buffalo Sabres, who made a handful of changes to their roster this season. Will those changes be enough to push them into the playoffs? (Boston Hockey Now)