The New Jersey Devils chugged along as Jack Hughes did in the 2022-23 season. He did some really fun things included in Hughes’ Highlights below. Plus, Patrice Bergeron names a successor he’d choose to lead the Boston Bruins. The Carolina Hurricanes spend big money on their top center. And, the Nashville Predators may still be after Vladimir Tarasenko in Barry Trotz’s first summer as GM, continuing to pursue bold moves.
Let’s get to some news.
New Jersey Devils
Jack Hughes enjoyed a 99-point breakout season in 2022-23. Dimitri Filipovich of EPRinkside put together this highlight reel of the Devils star doing fun things on the ice.
Jack Hughes doing cool stuff last season pic.twitter.com/UEx0gfmaKt
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) July 26, 2023
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: Now that Patrice Bergeron has hung up his skates, the Bruins are without a captain. According to the future Hall-of-Famer, he believes that Charlie McAvoy can lead the way for Boston.
Carolina Hockey Now: Carolina announced a whopper of a deal on Wednesday. Sebastian Aho and the ‘Canes agreed to an eight-year contract extension that will pay Aho an AAV of $9.75 million beginning in the 2024-25 campaign.
Colorado Hockey Now: The Avalanche announced on Wednesday that they’ve re-signed Ben Meyers to a one-year contract.
Nashville Hockey Now: Nashville general manager Barry Trotz hasn’t been afraid to be bold this summer. The Predators still have some money to play with, could they still be after Vladimir Tarasenko?
Philly Hockey Now: Despite the major surgery the Flyers have conducted to their roster this offseason, PHN believes that the Broadstreet Bullies can be better than their 2022-23 selves.
Chicago Hockey Now: The sudden passing of Rocky Wirtz was jarring. His impact on the Blackhawks organization cannot be understated.
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