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Nathan Bastian has a new two-year contract:
#NEWS: We have re-signed restricted free-agent Nate Bastian to a two-year contract.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) June 15, 2021
Welcome back, Bastian! https://t.co/4CbzvASWfJ
Another Sabres note for you all: the Devils have interest in defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, according to multiple sources.— Lance Lysowski (@LLysowski) June 15, 2021
The Devils have the assets (picks and prospects) that would make a deal work for Buffalo. Glaring need at RHD with Carrick a UFA.
Elliotte Friedman lends some credence to that report: “The Buffalo News’ Lance Lysowski reported that New Jersey had interest in Rasmus Ristolainen. I’d heard similar. I’ve also wondered if the Devils would consider Shayne Gostisbehere, with a sweetener included, but Hamilton makes sense there, too.” [Sportsnet]
Rangers have their new coach:
Gerard Gallant's four-year contract with the New York Rangers believed to be worth around $3.5 million a year.@TSNHockey @TheAthletic— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 15, 2021
Oskar Lindblom wins the Masterton Trophy:
Congratulations to the 2021 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner, @oskarlindblom! #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/QU9yzNB4s2— NHL (@NHL) June 15, 2021
Corey Pronman’s final prospect rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft gives a look at his top 151 players: [The Athletic ($)]
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