The Calgary Flames have acquired tough winger Brandon Bollig from the Chicago Blackhawks. In return, the Flames sent the 83rd pick of today’s draft to the ‘Hawks, who used it to select American winger Matheson Iacopelli of USHL Muskegon.
Bollig, 27, had seven goals and seven assists in 82 games for Chicago last season. He has three years left on his contract, with a cap hit of $1.25 million.
The deal gives the ‘Hawks a bit of needed cap relief. Chicago also plans to give winger Jeremy Morin, and possibly center Teuvo Teravainen, a chance to crack the roster next season.
Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.
Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.
Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.
“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”
The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.
According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.
“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.
Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.
Anyway, this is fantastic.