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The Devils have, uh, gotten in on the NFT game: With the company Fanaply, the organization is selling officially licensed Non-Fungible Tokens. [NHL]
The Devils have hired Meghan Duggan as manager of player development in the team’s Hockey Operations Department. Per the Devils release, here’s what she’ll be doing:
Duggan will work closely with Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager Dan MacKinnon across all levels of the development department’s operations, with a specific focus on on-ice and off-ice information. She will coordinate with the Athlete Care group, Development Coaches and Management on the design, improvement and execution of progress plans for all players within the organization. Duggan will be responsible for staff schedules, synthesizing information regarding prospects and AHL/ECHL players while assessing all players through in-person and video scouting. Additionally, she will join the Devils’ staff in on-ice development throughout the year.
Odds and date set:
2021 #NHLDraft Lottery Set for Wednesday, June 2. https://t.co/v4mbk08Ym1 pic.twitter.com/BPQNJpxbLl— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 19, 2021
Interesting updates on #NJDevils prospect Shakir Mukhamadullin: He had shoulder surgery, but is expected to be ready for next season w/Ufa in the KHL.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) May 20, 2021
He's also coming to NJ for a few weeks in June, and the Devils expect him to sign/come to NJ/Utica after next season.
Really scary situation in Thursday’s Leafs-Habs game in which John Tavares took an inadvertent knee to his head. Updates here:
Thumbs up from John Tavares as stretcher takes him off the ice, thankfully— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 21, 2021
Sheldon Keefe says John Tavares is conscious and communicating well...will remain in hospital overnight. Tests have come back "clear."— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 21, 2021
Playoff Nazem Kadri has arrived:
Nazem Kadri about to get suspended in the first round AGAIN pic.twitter.com/qoBYHiS2X1— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 20, 2021
Colorado’s Nazem Kadri has been offered an in-person hearing via Zoom for an Illegal Check to the Head on St. Louis’ Justin Faulk. Date and time TBD.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 20, 2021
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