This image from Tuesday, March 8, 2011 shows Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty hitting his head on the glass partition between the benches on a hard check from Boston Bruins’ Zdeno Chara (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal. A Quebec prosecutor wants police to investigate the hit by Chara that sent Pacioretty to the hospital with a fractured vertebra and severe concussion. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
Ken Appleby never got drafted, but his efforts during the New Jersey Devils’ training camp have earned him an entry-level contract, per the Bergen Record.
Although no team saw it fit to take him before the preseason, the 20-year-old is coming off of a very strong season. He had a 2.08 GAA and .924 save percentage in 50 games with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. He went on to lead them to a Memorial Cup championship and earned the the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the tournament’s top goalie.
Alexandre Goulet and Jacob Sweeney also participated in the Devils’ training camp on an amateur tryout basis, but both of them have been released.
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
While we’re on the subject, Wayne Gretzky recalls what it was like for him going into the NHL and what’s in store for McDavid. (Edmonton Sun)
It’s time for the Washington Capitals to make some tough calls, particularly when it comes to Derek Roy. (CSN Mid-Atlantic)
The Chicago Blackhawks have gotten their championship rings. (NHL.com)