Among the announcement that Derek Engelland is retiring from professional hockey, there are a few news and rumors notes in the NHL worth discussing on Tuesday. Among them, the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins and others all have potential additions and updates worth exploring.
Derek Engelland Retires
A chapter in Vegas Golden Knights history is ending. One of the true leaders of the Vegas Golden Knights franchise since their arrival into the NHL has been Deryk Engelland. He officially announced he is retiring from the NHL after 11 seasons.
It appears he will remain with the organization as Special Assistant to the Owner, Bill Foley, who released a statement:
Deryk Engelland epitomizes what it means to be a Golden Knight. A no-ego, selfless, hardworking player who has an unwavering commitment to protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Since he joined our organization in 2017, Deryk’s service to our community has been exemplary. On behalf of the entire Vegas Golden Knights organization, we would like to congratulate Deryk on an outstanding career. He has made an indelible mark on our city and we are excited for this next chapter, as he stays with the Golden Knights family and continues the outstanding work he has done in our community.
Ducks to Bring Back Ryan Miller
According to Nick Alberga of the Fan590: “At this point, barring something unforeseen, it sure sounds likely that veteran goalie Ryan Miller will be re-signing with the Anaheim Ducks.”
Miller is among a list of veteran goaltenders who might get a bit more attention now that it’s been determined that all NHL teams need to carry three netminders for the 2020-21 season.
Gauthier Getting Tryout with Coyotes?
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that Frederik Gauthier could have a tough time landing a job in the NHL which is why he’s considering joining the Arizona Coyotes for a tryout this season.
The former Toronto Maple Leafs center wasn’t qualified by the Leafs, who instead chose to go with Joe Thornton. The Coyotes are looking for a center and this may be his best opportunity to land a job out of a training camp.
Speaking of the Coyotes, it turns out there will be spectators in attendance when they go against the San Jose Sharks on January 14th. As per Arizona Coyotes’ president Xavier A. Gutierrez, a limited amount of fans allowed inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Bruins Still Looking to Add Defenseman
While it’s not clear whether or not Zdeno Chara fits into the Bruins plans this upcoming season, Matt Porter notes that Bruins president Cam Neely said the team is still looking at adding a defenseman through either free agency or the trade markets.
Neely says: “We’d like to still explore (D) a little bit, even though we feel we have some guys that can step in … it’s a matter of the experience piece … but you can’t experience it until you play.”
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