Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – The Montreal Canadiens will honor former
defenseman Guy Lapointe early in the upcoming season.
Lapointe’s No. 5 will be raised to the rafters on Nov. 8, before the Habs
welcome the Minnesota Wild at Bell Centre. He will become the 18th member of
the storied franchise to have a jersey retirement ceremony, and the first
since Emile Bouchard and Elmer Lach in December 2009.
A native of Montreal, Lapointe skated for his hometown club in 13 of continue
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Rangers have agreed to terms
with free-agent forward Ryan Malone, the team announced Thursday.
Malone, 34, is entering his 11th NHL season, having played the last six with
the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He posted five goals and 10 assists in 57 games last season and has 179 goals
and 191 assists for 370 points in 641 career games for Pittsburgh and Tampa
Malone won a silver medal skating for the United States at the 2010 Vancouver
Olympics, finishing third on the continue
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Rangers and defenseman John
Moore have agreed to a contract.
Terms for the restricted free agent were not disclosed, but the New York Post
reported it to be a one-year deal worth $850,000.
Moore appeared in 74 games for the Rangers last season, registering four goals
and 11 assists for 15 points. He also had a plus-7 rating.
The 23-year-old Illinois native also notched two assists and plus-2 rating in
21 playoff games last spring, helping the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The 2015 NHL Winter Classic featuring the
Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks will be played in the nation’s
capital at Nationals Park.
The home of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals will host the annual
New Year’s Day game. RFK Stadium, former home of the NFL’s Washington
Redskins, was also said to be under consideration.
“Nationals Park provides an ideal setting for all the excitement,
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Saku Koivu announced his retirement from the
NHL on Wednesday after 18 seasons.
Koivu played his first 13 seasons with Montreal and spent the last five with
the Anaheim Ducks.
“Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey, first in Finland and then in the
NHL, I feel truly blessed and fulfilled,” said Koivu in a statement released
by the National Hockey League Players’ Association. “I have been contemplating
retirement for quite some time and am very confident in my decision at this
time and continue