There have been no on-going talks between Jamie McBain and the Los Angeles Kings.
McBain is a UFA and there may not be a spot available for him in Los Angeles. Stay tuned as McBain had three goals and nine points in 26 games with the Kings last season.
Connor McDavid skated with the Oilers for the first time on Wednesday and said he had fun.
It was the first day of orientation camp for the Oilers. "Today was a lot of fun," said McDavid. The fitness testing wasn’t a whole lot of fun, but it was really cool to throw on the Oilers gear, the gear that I want to play the rest of my life wearing. It was very special to put it on and step onto Rexall with all the history." Expect McDavid to get 20-plus goals and 65-plus points in his rookie season if he remains healthy.
Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos says the Carolina Hurricanes are staying in Carolina.
There have been rumors that the team may move but the 72-year-old owner refuted all those claims. He stated that the Raleigh area is one of the fastest growing places in the States. "We'd have to be idiots to move from here," Karmanos said.
The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Jaccob Slavin to a three-year/entry level contract.
The defenseman has played the last two seasons at Colorado College after being drafted in the fourth round, 120th overall in 2012 and will make $832,000 at the NHL level while only $70,000 in the minors. Slavin had five goals and 17 points in 34 games last season with a minus-28 rating. The 21-year-old should start the season at the AHL level.
Michael Frolik is happy to be a member of the Calgary Flames.
Frolik spoke to new teammate and fellow Czech native Jiri Hudler before deciding to sign with the Flames. "He just said great things about Calgary," said Frolik. "Obviously, I know what kind of player (Hudler) is . . . a very smart player. He’s on the right side, too, but I don’t know if we’re going to play on the same line — probably not. It’s going to be exciting to have him on the same team." Frolik is also a right winger but has played the left wing as well in his career and could join Hudler as a top-six forward.
The Calgary Flames think they picked up a nice player in Derek Grant.
Grant signed a two-way deal with the Flames on Wednesday and will likely start the season in the AHL but he does have a shot to break training camp with the big team. "Our staff really liked him. I really credit the scouts on this one," said Flames GM Brad Treliving. "He’s a big body. He plays a real NHL-, pro-style game. He’s versatile — plays the wing, can play center. Smart. Intelligent. He’s coming here, and he’s going to battle for an opportunity. I think he gives us more depth, which you can never have enough of. When we do our organizational assessments of each team, this is a player our scouts wanted to acquire for a long time. So to be able to get him (Wednesday), it was a happy group." Grant has played previously with the Ottawa Senators with two assists in 25 games.
Do not expect Dylan Strome to crack the Arizona lineup next season.
The Coyotes were quite active in the free agency market on Wednesday and added Brad Richardson down the middle. They also re-acquired Boyd Gordon in a trade on Tuesday and with Max Domi set to make the roster this season, there is no reason to rush the 18-year-old Strome who was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 Draft on Friday. He led the OHL in points with 129 and could use another year of junior hockey along with playing for Canada at the U20 Championships in Finland.
The Anaheim Ducks and Jakob Silfverberg continue to talk about a contract extension.
Silfverberg is a restricted free agent and the Ducks want him back in their lineup after an outstanding playoffs where he had four goals and 18 points in only 16 games. Silfverberg struggled in the regular season with only 13 goals and 39 points in 81 games but the post-season showed many what kind of hockey player he is capable of being.