T.J. Oshie will be staying with the Washington Capitals for a very, very long time. “T.J. is an invaluable member of our team and we felt it was imperative for us to re-sign him in a competitive free agent market,” general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement released by the team. Oshie is coming off of a career year for the Capitals that saw him score 33 goals to go with 28 assists in only 68 games.
The Rangers used the 21st pick to select Filip Chytil out of the Czech League. He was ranked: The Hockey News: 63 Future Considerations: 70th McKeens: 42nd Hockey Prospect: 28 TSN: 31 Craig Button said, "if you think about a type of player, think of Ondrej Palat. Really good, smart player. Understands how to get open, understands how to play as a Center and on the Wing. Coaches just love players that have that kind of hockey sense. Real good skater, makes the draft by just a few days. Had a really nice improvement over the course of the season."
Brandon Saad talked to plenty of people after he was traded back to the Blackhawks. Some were now ex-teammates from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Others, soon-to-be-teammates again from the Blackhawks. One of the first people he talked to on Friday? Jonathan Toews. “He’s someone I talked to shortly after it happened. He’s a guy I’ve always kept in touch with, great friend,” Saad said. “To be reunited, getting that chance to play with him again, he’s an incredible player and his resume speaks for itself. I look forward to trying to rekindle that.” The two didn’t lose touch the past two years. Now that they’ll be reunited on the ice, they hope they didn’t lose the chemistry either. Saad and Toews