Lindros was elected Monday in the 2016 class for the Hockey Hall of Fame that also includes the late Pat Quinn, Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon.
Eller, who was acquired from the Canadiens last Friday, is expected to bolster the Capitals’ depth as the third-line center. The 27-year-old played both wing and center for Montreal and is eager to return to his natural position.
Toronto general manager Lou Lamoriello on Thursday said he’s going to keep everyone guessing — including the Arizona-born, 18-year-old Auston Matthews — until it’s time for the Maple Leafs to announce the selection Friday night at the NHL draft.
Trotz becomes the third head coach in Capitals franchise history to win the Jack Adams Award, joining Bryan Murray (1983-84) and Bruce Boudreau (2007-08).
Kane won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, becoming the first player born and trained in the U.S. to be named the NHL’s most valuable player.
The voting for the league’s best goaltender was not close thanks in large part to Holtby’s record-tying 48 wins last season.
The NHL will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday. The league’s board of governors met on a 109-degree day and voted to put an ice hockey team in the Mojave Desert’s gambling mecca.
The NHL Board of Governors is scheduled to meet Wednesday and expected to vote on whether to award an expansion franchise to Las Vegas.
The procedure addressed the injury Alzner sustained in Game 3 of the first-round series against the Flyers in mid-April and should have him ready for the start of next season.
The league sought bids from both Las Vegas and Quebec City, and it will announce next week that it will expand to Las Vegas as soon as the 2017-18 season.
No team has repeated as champion in nearly two decades, but between a mix of established stars and young players, the Penguins may be able to accomplish that feat.
The Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in franchise history by beating the Sharks 3-1 in Game Six of the final on Sunday night behind goals from Kris Letang, Brian Dumoulin and Patric Hornqvist.
Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL’s quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, has died. The man forever known as “Mr. Hockey” was 88.
Holtby is working in conjunction with You Can Play, which promotes tolerances in sports, and will be among those representing the Capitals in the event on Saturday.
The two longtime teammates found new homes during the offseason, and with the Blues and Sharks meeting in the Western Conference Final, one of them will play for the Stanley Cup.