SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2017) – The American Hockey League announced today that A.J. Greer of the San Antonio Rampage has been selected as the winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the 2016-17 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year
Before he scored in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, center Jack Eichel was asked what he would take away from this season. He didn't talk about how he had come back from a high-ankle sprain sustained the day before the season opener to become one of the most productive players in the NHL.
Despite the puck not finding the back of the net, Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey said he was pleased with the way he has been performing over the last several weeks.
The 23-year-old has appeared in 71 of the Rangers' first 72 games during his rookie campaign, and said there was relief when he capitalized on a rebound opportunity in the second period Saturday in Minnesota, which was his first goal in 15 games.
The emergence of Miles Wood has been one of the bright spots for the Devils during the 2016-17 season, but what does the future hold for the rookie forward?
Wood's speed and physicality became a regular fixture in the Devils' lineup in late November, and one NHL scout, who asked his name and organization remain anonymous, said those assets will continue to carry the rookie.
A version of the following story appeared in the 2016-17 second edition of AVALANCHE, the official game magazine of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. For more feature stories, purchase a copy of the magazine during Avs home games at Pepsi Center. All proceeds from game-magazine sales support youth hockey associations in Colorado.
SUNRISE, Fla. — The hopes were high for Frank Vatrano all summer.
Last season he had scored 36 goals in 36 games for AHL Providence, and though it didn't completely translate at the NHL level, there were enough flashes (8-3-11 totals in 39 games in Boston) to give Bruins management reasonable expectations that he'd push for a top-six forward role this season.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jimmy Vesey scored the fourth goal of his fledgling N.H.L. career for the Rangers on Wednesday night, but Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak crosschecked him into the end boards before Vesey had much of a chance to celebrate.
AVON, Conn. — Along the winding roads that lead to Avon Old Farms prep school, signs read "To the Cup," with an arrow directing fans to the campus where former student-athlete Nick Bonino was bringing the Stanley Cup.