Center Riley Sheahan will not hit the open market on July 1.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday opted not to qualify winger Tom Kuhnhackl, making Kuhnhackl a free agent.
Kuhnhackl who will be signing elsewhere, was a strong candidate not to be tendered from the get-go due to the Penguins logjam of left wingers and desire to add more offense to the 4th.
The team, though, did make an attempt to sign Kuhnhackl prior to the qualifying offer deadline.
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford told the Post-Gazette on Tuesday that Kuhnhackl rejected a 2-year offer from the team.
Bylsma lands with Red Wings
Former Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has been hired as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings.
UPDATE: Detroit #RedWings EVP and GM Ken Holland announced today that the team has hired Dan Bylsma as an assistant coach.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 22, 2018
Bylsma had also talked with the Washington Capitals this week about joining their staff in some role but has been far along with the Red Wings for a couple weeks now.
This is a good move for Bylsma.
His best chance to get back into the game as a head coach has been going the assistant route or the AHL head coach route, try to reestablish his value a bit.
Detroit is also an interesting situation. They’re a club that isn’t trying to go into a full rebuild and Jeff Blashill isn’t on strong footing there.
Few would be surprised that Bylsma took over at somepoint.
Islanders to hire Barry Trotz
The expected has happened.
Just three days after resigning as the Washington Capitals head coach, Barry Trotz will be hired as the New York Islanders new head coach.
The deal is a big one as Trotz will receive a five year deal north of $20 million, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The deal will put him over a million per season more ahead of two-time Stanley Cup winning coach Mike Sullivan who is making close to $3 million per season.
The NHL Awards show often gets ripped every year for being quirky but this years show was very well done.
There were several heart warming tributes and the league, players, ect knocked it out of the park.
Late @HumboldtBroncos coach Darcy Haugan has been honored with the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award, presented to an individual who – through the game of hockey – has positively impacted his or her community, culture or society. #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/EA60WaRCLX
— NHL (@NHL) June 21, 2018
Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 21, 2018
Taylor Hall became the first New Jersey Devil in team history to take home the Hart Trophy as Hall edged out Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon.
Hall helped lead the Devils to their first playoff berth since the 2011-2012 season and had 41 points more than his next closest teammate.
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin finished 7th in voting with 97 pts.
Ted Lindsay Award (Leagues Best Player as voted on by Players)
— NHL (@NHL) June 21, 2018
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
McDavid who led the NHL with 108 pts, took home the Ted Lindsay Award, which is voted by the players on who they feel was the best player in the NHL.
What gets lost with McDavid’s season is that he had a striking 84 even strength points, 20 more than any player in the NHL.
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
This one was expected to be neck-and-neck and it was with Victor Hedman receiving 726 pts in voting to 672 for Drew Doughty.
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
Rinne received 110 first place votes (646 pts) to cruise to his first Vezina Trophy at age 35. Former Penguin Marc Andre Fleury finished 4th in voting (76 pts).
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Kopitar (1152 pts) edged Sean Couturier (976 pts) for the leagues best 200 ft player award. Sidney Crosby finished 9th in voting.
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