Some of the New Jersey Devils prospects have been on display this week at development camp. Defenseman Santeri Hatakka has shown he’s a little more than just a throw-in to the Timo Meier deal. Seamus Casey’s versatility is on full display. The Boston Bruins signed a former Devil in Jesper Boqvist to strengthen their center depth. Spencer Knight hits the ice for the Panthers for the first time in a long time. Is Jonathan Toews headed for retirement?
There’s plenty more to dive into. Let’s get to some news.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: When the Devils traded for Timo Meier, they also received a pair of prospects from San Jose. At development camp, Santeri Hatakka has been making a good impression on Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald.
NJ Advance Media: Seamus Casey turned heads with the Michigan Wolverines due to his versatility. The 19-year-old Devils prospect has experience playing both forward and defense. ‘You should know how to play every position.’
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: The Bruins’ future down the middle remains in question. GM Don Sweeney signed Jesper Boqvist on Wednesday as some insurance in the case Patrice Bergeron and/or David Krejci don’t return.
Florida Hockey Now: For the first time since entering the NHL’s Player Assistance Program, Spencer Knight has returned to the ice tending the net at the Panthers development camp.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: The Erik Karlsson saga continues. It’s taking time to come to a conclusion because of how complex a deal could be. So, what’s a reasonable return for the Norris Trophy winner?
Philly Hockey Now: GM Daniel Briere calls the viral Zoom conference incident “completely embarrassing” to the Flyers organization.
Washington Hockey Now: Times are changing in Washington. With an aging roster, GM Brian McLellan says Connor McMichael, among others, will be expected to take bigger roles.
Calgary Hockey Now: The locker room didn’t have much fun in Calgary last season. With former head coach Daryl Suter gone, Flames players believe the 2023-24 season will be a lot more fun.
Chicago Hockey Now: When CAA Agency sent their list of free agents to the NHL prior to July 1st, Johnathan Towes’ name did not appear on the list. Is the 15-year veteran headed for retirement?
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