Time to catch up on news for the newest team, player of the week, former NHL players, and other stats for the league! Here we go!
Introducing the Laval Rocket (or Le Rocket de Laval)
The Montréal Canadiens will move their affiliate closer to home next year after being in St. John, New Brunswick for a couple of years. The IceCaps were only a temporary team as Laval had to get their new stadium ready for the upcoming seasons ans St. John is also 919 km away from Montréal which made sending players back and forth harder.
For more updates on how this team is coming along, follow @rocketlaval on Instagram!
Last Week's Player of the Week:
How are some former NHL players doing?
Jhonas Enroth (SD) - Former Sabres, Stars, Kings, and Leafs goalie is doing well after being traded to San Diego from Toronto. He is 9-1, with a Goals Against Average of 1.20, 2 Shutouts, and .954 Save Percentage. Enroth's arrival has also sparked the 12 game winning streak for San Diego.
Jesse Puljujärvi (BAK) - Oilers first round pick and fourth overall last draft was sent down earlier this season to learn the NHL playing style after playing the European style of hockey his whole career. His assignment is definitely working out for him righr now because in 13 games, he has 10 points (4 G, 6 A) and is starting to develop more by learning and retaining the skill that got him drafted so highly in 2016.
Jaroslav Halak (BRI) - Remember when this guy was the goalie for the Islanders? Yep. It's been almost 10 years since Halak has played in the AHL and he is doing well with what was handed to him. Pretty similar statistics-wise to Enroth above, but Halak has a .933 SV% in 12 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He also lead them to victory 9 times already, so maybe a reunion? Maybe?
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!