This Week’s News
- The best remaining unrestricted free agents
- Taking stock of available goaltending options for Canes
- What did they get? An overview of the Canes’ 2020 draft haul
- Our favorite Justin Williams memories
- Canes Country Podcast: Hurricanes Swing for the Fences at the Draft, Justin Williams Retires, Jesper Fast Signs Three-Year Deal
- First up, a couple re-signings from the Canes:
- Go inside the Hurricanes draft room in a year unlike anything ever seen before. [Canes]
- Don Waddell joined the OG Podcast to discuss Justin Williams’ voice, free agency and more. Tune in to the 35-minute mark to hear all the details. [99.9 The Fan]
- 31 Thoughts is back with a new edition. Only two Canes mentions within the article with one of those being related to Jake Gardiner. [Sportsnet]
- Does it seem like the Canes have a large presence on Twitter? You aren’t crazy for thinking that:
Top 5 NHL clubs with the highest Twitter engagement rates , from pre-COVID during the 2019-20 season to post Aug 1, when games resumed inside both bubbles.— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) October 15, 2020
(via @Zoomph data) #SMsports pic.twitter.com/r23O7U8moq
- There’s never a dull episode of Digging In With Tripp, but this week he talks to former Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford who has had the honor of personally meeting the last three US presidents:
- Which 2020 UFA signings will tempt the Seattle Kraken? [SI]
- Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has hinted at an all-Canadian division and an accelerated season next year. [Sporting News]
- Examining the NHL’s goalie landscape after the free agency frenzy. [NBC Sports]
- The NCAA has announced the regional and Frozen Four locations for 2022-26 which includes non-traditional markets Tampa, St. Louis, and Las Vegas. [USCHO]
Free Agency Tracker
October 13th - October 15th, 2020 signings. To see a complete list of signings from all of free agency click here.
- Carolina Hurricanes sign Vasili Ponomarev to a three-year, $2.56 million contract.
- Carolina Hurricanes sign Clark Bishop to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Carolina Hurricanes sign Spencer Smallman to a one-year, $735,000 contract.
- Nashville Predators sign Kasimir Kaskisuo to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Nashville Predators sign Tyler Lewington to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- New York Islanders sign Mitch Vande Sompel to a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
- San Jose Sharks sign Patrick Marleau to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- San Jose Sharks sign Matt Nieto to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Toronto Maple Leafs sign Aaron Dell to a one-year, $800,000 contract
- Vancouver Canucks sign Ashton Sautner to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Boston Bruins sign Jakub Zboril to a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
- Boston Bruins sign Callum Booth to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Boston Bruins sign Greg McKegg to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Calgary Flames sign Glenn Gawdin to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Florida Panthers sign Philippe Desrosiers to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Montreal Canadiens sign Brendan Gallagher to a six-year, $39 million contract.
- Montreal Canadiens sign Jake Allen to a two-year, $5.75 million contract.
- Ottawa Senators sign Nick Paul to a two-year, $2.7 million contract.
- Philadelphia Flyers sign Tyson Forester to a three-year, $2.775 million contract.
- Washington Capitals sign Shane Gersich to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
- Winnipeg Jets sign Nelson Nogier to a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
- Calgary Flames sign Tyler Parsons to a one-year, $735,000 contract.
- Carolina Hurricanes sign Steven Lorentz to a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
- New York Rangers sign Alexandar Georgiev to a two-year, $4.85 million contract.
- Ottawa Senators sign Evgenii Dadonov to a three-year, $15 million contract.