The Philadelphia Flyers brought a familiar surname into the fold on Monday, signing forward Brett Hextall to a deal with their AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley.
Hextall, 26, is the son of Flyers GM Ron Hextall.
The former University of North Dakota winger was drafted by the Coyotes in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, and spent his first three professional seasons playing for their AHL affiliate in Portland. Hextall’s best season came last year, when he scored 11 goals and 23 points in 59 games for the Pirates.
In Lehigh Valley, Hextall will play for Terry Murray — the same guy that coached Ron in Philadelphia from 1994-97.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.