The Devils believe they got a steal in the second round by selecting Lenni Hameenaho out of Liiga. They got their first look at what the winger could do this summer when he visited New Jersey attending development camp along with the other rookies. Now, Hameenaho is set to represent Finland at the World Junior Summer Showcase. For the Puckdoku players, the Devils are a category in today’s game, have fun. Plus, Patrice Bergeron hangs up his skates. It leads us to wonder if Zach Parise and Jonathan Toews will be next.
Let’s get to some news.
New Jersey Devils
Leijonat.Fi: The Devils selected Lenni Hameenaho with their first pick of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft in the second round. Fans in New Jersey got their first taste of Hameenaho a few weeks ago at development camp at the RWJBarnabas Arena. Now, they’ll get to see Hameenaho represent Finland this summer at the World Junior Summer Showcase.
Puckdoku.com: In today’s Puckdoku, can you guess who played for the Devils and Flyers? Devils and Avalanche? And lastly, Devils and Bruins?
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: Bruins captain, Patrice Bergeron, announced his anticipated retirement from the NHL. Here are the future Hall-of-Famers top-five moments as told by Jimmy Murphy.
Colorado Hockey Now: There’s been a comparison drawn between Vancouver Canucks forward Andrew Kuzmenko and Nikolai Kovalenko. Kovalenko, a current KHL star, has officially signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Avs on Tuesday.
Florida Hockey Now: Eetu Luostarinen made a name for himself with the Panthers in 2022-23. He’s been rewarded with a new three-year contract extension.
New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: Like Bergeron, Zach Parise has been weighing a decision as to whether or not he’s going to retire from the NHL. The Isles still await that decision.
Chicago Hockey Now: After Bergeron’s announcement, all this talk of retirement has Hawks fans thinkings. Could Jonathan Toews hang ‘em up next?
Rocky Wirtz’s death was sudden and unexpected. We at National Hockey Now mourn his passing.
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