What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. The Penguins introduced the NHL’s first and only live animal mascot, “Penguin Pete,” in February of 1968, their inaugural season. CCM reportedly made custom ice skates for Pete, an Ecuadorian-born Penguin on loan from the Pittsburgh Zoo, so he could learn to skate out ahead of the team.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a new assistant general manager though, in reality, it’s the same assistant general manager they’ve had all along. From the club: The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the club has named Mark Hunter as Assistant General Manager. Hunter, who first joined the Leafs as Director of Player Personnel in October 2014, will share the role along with current Assistant General Manager Kyle Dubas. “Mark’s new title is essentially a formality as these are duties he’s already been performing,” said Maple Leafs General Manager Lou Lamoriello. “Brendan and I have been discussing this change of title since last season – as it’s a more appropriate recognition of Mark’s role with
In honor of the Los Angeles Kings’ upcoming 50th Anniversary season, we’re running a helpful countdown series to keep track of the days until the Kings hit the ice for Game #1 of the 2016-17 NHL regular season. It’s LA’s 50th year in the league, although it’s only their 49th season (thanks lockout), and . How are we going to count down, exactly? Wait and see! Each day’s number could be a jersey number, a date, a statistic, a throwback to a significant historical moment, or something we haven’t thought of yet! It should be fun. To start off, we’re going with the “50” that’s most familiar to hockey fans: 50-goal seasons. According to Wikipedia, the milestone has been reached 194 times, and the