Here are your links for today:
It’s here! It’s finally here!
It’s really happening!— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) September 21, 2021
Tomorrow at 9am #NJDevils players start rolling through Prudential Center for Media Day.
We’ve made it!
A nugget in here from Corey Masisak on the organization’s vaccination status: “Multiple people inside the Devils organization have indicated the entire active roster has received the COVID-19 vaccination.” [The Athletic ($)]
Dougie Hamilton on the team’s podcast talking about signing with the Devils and more: “It was a pretty easy decision in the end.” [NHL]
As you’ve probably heard by now, Travis Zajac is retiring from the NHL. He signed a one-day contract to wrap up his career as a Devil. [NHL]
From draft day with his dad to becoming one himself. And all the moments in between that were Made in Jersey.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 20, 2021
Our Black & Red standard.
Our Devil for life. pic.twitter.com/RrLHhrWyHh
The Wild get Kirill Kaprizov signed:
Well... he is Kirill the Thrill, right?!— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) September 21, 2021
The #mnwild has signed forward Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract ($9 million average annual value) that goes through the 2025-26 season.
More » https://t.co/aVDUFyFlK2 pic.twitter.com/QbpFSJIIPJ
Blue Jackets extend Elvis:
NEWS: #CBJ have signed Elvis Merzlikins (@Merzly30) to a 5-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season.— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) September 21, 2021
He ranks 4th-T in the NHL in SV% (.920), 6th-T in shutouts (7) and 11th in GAA (2.54) since making his #NHL debut in 2019-20 (min. 50 GP).https://t.co/WRAeLiKxxk
Two organizations taking hard lines on vaccination status:
Of note: Lamoriello mentioned there was one (1) minor leaguer who wouldn't get vaccinated. Plan is for said player to play elsewhere this season #Isles— Mollie Walker (@MollieeWalkerr) September 21, 2021
The #CBJ are drawing a hard line with COVID vaccinations: Assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre was fired Sept. 13 for refusing to be vaccinated and now depth forward Zac Rinaldo isn't being invited to NHL training camp for the same reason.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 21, 2021
One of Canada’s iconic hockey voices is retiring from broadcasting:
After 42 years, Hall of Fame PxP commentator Jim Hughson has announced his retirement from broadcasting.— Sportsnet PR (@SportsnetPR) September 21, 2021
As one of Canada's iconic hockey voices, Jim leaves a lasting legacy at @Sportsnet & across the entire broadcasting industry.
Thank you Jim!
➡️ https://t.co/pbFrpF43Ko pic.twitter.com/JS17MzGWWD
Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below.