MONTREAL (AP) A day after adding forward Andrew Shaw in a draft-day deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, the next step for the Montreal Canadiens is getting the pending restricted free agent signed to a deal. Shaw had a quick chat with Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on Friday night. He added they’ll likely talk again over the weekend. “I signed my first deal with him, my entry level, so I’m excited that we have that relationship already,” Shaw said Saturday on a conference call. “I know my agent Pat (Brisson) and him are friends as well. So hopefully it helps things go smoothly. I’m sure it will. “I’m just excited and waiting patiently, no rush obviously – they have the draft and everything
BUFFALO, N.Y. – New York Rangers’ third-round draft pick Sean Day crowed about the strides he’s made in his conditioning and overall hockey abilities. For Day it was important to point out that he does indeed have a high-level of talent and isn’t someone who dropped to the 81st overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft because of any issues with his dedication to the game. Day received exceptional-player status by Hockey Canada in order to play in the OHL as a 15-year-old.