Vinny Saponari

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
Birth Place: Powder Springs, Georgia
Draft: Undrafted
Shoots: R
  • Is Mike Fisher Retiring?
    Taste of Country

    Is Mike Fisher Retiring?

    Carrie Underwood might have some more free time in her schedule come next hockey season, according to WKRN, which reports her husband, Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher, may be considering retirement. The Predators captain becomes an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, the Nashville news station reports, and he’s not quite sure what he’s going to do yet. “I want to separate myself from the season and get some quiet time, kind of away, prayer and just figure out my decision,” Fisher says. “It’s not an easy decision, no question. Lots of positives to both, but it’ll take time. I know it’ll come. I’ll try not to put any pressure on myself.”  Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Take in a Predators

  • NHL Draft Results: Bruins Continue To Build Solid Group Of Defensemen
    New England Sports Network

    NHL Draft Results: Bruins Continue To Build Solid Group Of Defensemen

    The best Boston Bruins teams were led by excellent defensemen, whether it was Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque or Zdeno Chara. Building from the back always has been the Bruins way, and the team has built an impressive group of young, talented defensemen with several of their recent draft picks. That process continued Friday night when Boston selected Finnish D-man Urho Vaakanainen with the No. 18 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. ESPN Insider writer Corey Pronman tweeted a few observations on Vaakanainen. Vaakanainen also compared his game to that of Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Here’s a look at the Bruins’ best young defensemen. McAvoy and Carlo already are part of the NHL roster as top-four

  • Blackhawks deal Panarin for Saad; ship Hjalmarsson to Arizona
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Blackhawks deal Panarin for Saad; ship Hjalmarsson to Arizona

    Stan Bowman promised change in the wake of a first-round sweep at the hands of the Nashville Predators, and change came in a big way on Friday, as the Blackhawks dealt Artemi Panarin to Columbus to bring Brandon Saad back to Chicago, and shipped three-time Stanley Cup champion Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes for a pair of younger players. Two days after announcing that Marian Hossa will not play next year, and perhaps ever again, the Hawks dramatically reshaped their roster, getting younger and gaining some long-term cost certainty. For Hjalmarsson, the Hawks received defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin. Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick this year are also headed to