Journeyman forward Pascal Pelletier, who split last season between Vancouver and its AHL affiliate in Utica, has inked a deal with KHL club Medvescak Zagreb, the club announced on Tuesday.
Pelletier, 31, appeared in three games with the Canucks last year, his first with the organization. Prior to that he’d spent three years with Langnau of the Swiss league and, prior to that, had stints in both the Boston and Chicago organizations, appearing in 13 games for the Bruins and Blackhawks.
Perhaps Pelletier’s most notable moment last year came in a game against Montreal, when he was on the receiving end of an Alexei Emelin butt-end that cost the Habs blueliner a $5,000 fine.
Never drafted by an NHL club, Pelletier has been a highly successful scorer at the AHL level and notched 62 points in 69 games for Utica last season.
Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.