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BHN Links: Nordstrom, Frederic Return; Stevens Still Fighting And Spurgeon Signs



NHL Training Camps are back in earnest and with that, the news cycle is picking up as well. Here’s some Boston Bruins news and some links from around the league:

Joakim Nordstrom and Trent Frederic were skating with their teammates for the first time in training camp. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a seven-year contract extension worth $53.025 million. The new deal will carry an annual cap hit of $7.575. (The Athletic)

After signing a $65.358 million contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs, forward Mitch Marner is happy to be back to playing hockey. (TSN)

The Hockey News ranked Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask as the fifth-best goalie in the NHL. Do you agree? (The Hockey News)

Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for ‘money owed’ (CBC)

Washington Capitals forward Evgeni Kuznetsov has been suspended three games by the NHL for inappropriate conduct. This stemmed from a four-year ban on Kuznetsov by the IIHF after the Russian tested positive for cocaine use back in May at the World Championships. (

One man that has put drug use behind him and travels the country now to offer help in fighting addiction is former Bruin and two-time Stanley Cup champion Kevin Stevens. A documentary on Stevens’ addiction battle was screened recently and got raving reviews. (Bill Brett)

For more info on Stevens and his mission, click here!


With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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