On trade deadline day, the Philadelphia Flyers made news by signing two players instead of trading them. Forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and goaltender Michal Neuvirth have signed separate two-year deals with the club. Bellemare has played in all 62 games for the Flyers this season and recorded 3 goals and 3 assists.
If reports from TSN insider Bob McKenzie are to be believed (it’s Bob, so they are), they’re getting ready to move veteran center Valtterri Filppula. On Wednesday, it was revealed that Filppula apparently rejected a trade to Toronto, where teammate Brian Boyle was traded to. Valtteri Filppula rejected a trade to Toronto this week.
A Brooklyn teenager with testicular cancer had his “biggest wish” granted when he became an honorary New York Ranger — signing a five day contract with the NHL team and practicing with his hero Henrik Lundqvist. Moshe Illouz, 18, was diagnosed with the disease at 17 and spent the majority of his high school senior year in and out of hospitals. While most of his friends were playing hockey (his favorite sport) and applying for college, Moshe was undergoing chemotherapy and surgeries — fighting for his life.