The Phoenix Coyotes have agreed to a one-year, entry-level contract with 23-year-old forward Greg Carey.
Carey was one of the top undrafted free agent prospects within the NCAA system. He scored 18 goals and ranked second in the NCAA with 57 points in 38 games this season with St. Lawrence University. He made the ECAC All-Rookie Team in 2010-11 and was selected to be part of the ECAC’s first-team in 2012-13.
Before moving on to college hockey, the Hamilton-native set an Ontario Junior Hockey League with 72 goals in 48 games.
The Coyotes plan to have him report to AHL Portland to start his professional career. However, his contract doesn’t actually start until the 2014-15 campaign, so he will not be a free agent again in the summer.
PHX gets a prize in Carey. Leading NCAA in assists, led in goals last year. Only player this century to lead each category.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger