Wednesday was not a particularly good day for the New York Islanders as reports out of Sweden shared that defenseman Sebastian Aho was arrested for a DUI back on the morning of August 13. The New York Islanders confirmed the arrest. Also, the unpopular, now popular Fisherman logo is certainly making it’s return after Fanatics leaked their Reverse Retro Apparel.
These stories and more in today’s Rosner Wrap:
NYI Hockey Now: New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello spoke to the media on Monday to discuss the offseason, and despite not landing a top free agent, he was anything but disappointed. What happened on the Nazem Kadri front? New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Troubling news has surfaced out of Sweden, as per Norran, New York Islanders defenseman Sebastian Aho was arrested for drunk driving last week in Sundsvall, Sweden. Did this arrest have anything to do with the signing of defenseman Dennis Cholowski on Tuesday? New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: On July 25, NYI Hockey Now learned that the New York Islanders 2022-23 Reverse Retro jersey would encompass the Fisherman logo theme, a logo that the Islanders donned during the dark ages of 1995-1997. Well, a Fanatics leak on Wednesday showed what each team’s Reverse Retro logo will be and for the Islanders, it is indeed the Fisherman. New York Islanders.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Call Dan Kingerski a sucker for the Pittsburgh Penguins third jerseys with the diagonal lettering. He loved them then. Loves them now. However, NHL teams are unveiling a third consecutive retro jersey for the 2022-23 NHL season. Cue the Robo-Penguins. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Washington Hockey Now: NHL 23 has officially revealed their cover athletes, as Anaheim Ducks sensation Trevor Zegras and Team Canada forward Sarah Nurse will both be on the front of the latest video game installment. Nurse becomes the first-ever women’s hockey player to grace the cover of an NHL video game. It is also the first time that two athletes will be on the North American cover. Sammi Silber has all the details.
Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers will draw back on what was, at the time, an unpopular jersey style when their 2022-23 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys are unveiled in the coming weeks. The so-called ‘JetBlues’ are the model for the Panthers’ new look. Florida Panthers.
Montreal Hockey Now: After multiple reports from Montreal Hockey Now regarding the Canadiens’ desire to move Dvorak, it seems like the market isn’t optimal at this time for moving a player like Dvorak, who’s set to earn $4.45M for the next three seasons. Montreal Canadiens.
Detroit Hockey Now: Can Igor Larionov emulate his former Detroit Red Wings teammate Sergei Fedorov? Larionov, a three-time Stanley Cup winner with the Red Wings, is preparing for his official debut as a KHL head coach. He is the new bench boss of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Detroit Red Wings.
Colorado Hockey Now: Apparently, Fanatics posted a pic of many NHL third jerseys for the coming season, then deleted it. Of course, some hockey fanatic took a screenshot of it and posted it. These, maybe anyway, are the Colorado Avalanche’s third jersey design for 2022-23. Colorado Avalanche.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights have signed veteran NHL’er Phil Kessel to a one-year $1.5 million deal. The announcement was made on Wednesday by general manager Kelly McCrimmon. Phil Kessel is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion and the current holder of the NHL’s longest active games-played streak. Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: Is this further confirmation that the San Jose Sharks will be looking to the California Golden Seals for their 2022-23 Reverse Retro jersey? Chris Creamer of SportsLogo.net has spotted a new line of merchandise on Fanatics, called the “Special Edition” line, which appears to show all 32 NHL team’s Reverse Retros for the upcoming season. San Jose Sharks.
Calgary Hockey Now: Despite the loss of Mathew Tkachuk and what that means for the “Battle of Alberta” don’t worry, though. The Flames signing of free agent Nazem Kadri should ensure the battles with Edmonton maintain their edge even without guys like Tkachuk and Zack Kassian. Calgary Flames.