Good morning and happy Sunday folks. The New York Islanders prospects do not get a day off as they hit the ice this morning for their fourth straight day of development camp. The intensity was revved up on day three, so the expectation is that we will see another uptick today.
27-year-old Grant Hutton has been a leader at development camp, and I had the pleasure of chatting with him about it on Saturday. He had some great things to say about the prospects that are on hand. Joe Thornton is back in San Jose skating with the San Jose Sharks and working out at Devin Setoguchi’s gym, but he has not signed with San Jose.
These stories and more in today’s Rosner Wrap.
NYI Hockey Now: Getting your name called at the NHL Draft is a goal all hockey players set out to accomplish, yet is a dream that rarely becomes a reality. But for 18-year-old Isaiah George, he got to live out that dream when the New York Islanders selected him in the fourth round (98th overall) at the 2022 NHL Draft up in Montreal. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: New York Islanders prospect Robin Salo has the opportunity to earn a starting gig for the first time in his NHL career. The 23-year-old forward is fresh off his first season on North American ice, splitting time at the NHL and AHL level. In an exclusive interview with Stefen Rosner, Salo shares that he is still getting accustomed to the North American game. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: New York Islanders prospects have been skating over the last three days at Northwell Ice Center in East Meadow, NY. While most of them have not had experience at the NHL level, let alone the AHL level, they each bring more to the table than just a quick release, a strong stick, or above-average edge work. I spoke with 27-year-old defenseman Grant Hutton, the oldest player at these development camps, about his role and what he has seen from these prospects. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Did you place a few NFL bets last week? If you answered yes but didn’t take advantage of a DraftKings promo, you missed out. Don’t let that happen again this weekend with Week 2 of NFL betting season upon us. DraftKings promo.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: “They were yelling things from the bench after the first scrum,” Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Nathan Legare said with just a bit of a smirk. He was living rent-free in the Sabres players’ heads. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston Hockey Now: From now until the beginning of training camp, Boston Hockey Now is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2022-23 Boston Bruins. Today’s player: Charlie McAvoy. Boston Bruins.
Philly Hockey Now: Scott Hartnell, who spent seven seasons as a Philadelphia Flyers left winger, will become a U.S. citizen Friday during a naturalization ceremony at Rowan College at Burlington County, according to Greg Volpe, executive director of strategic marketing and communications at the school. Philadelphia Flyers.
Washington Hockey Now: Once Alexander Suzdalev takes the ice for Washington Capitals rookie camp, a switch flips in his mind. Automatically, he grabs hold of a loose puck and shows off his silky mitts. And, for the 18-year-old, it’s second nature at this point, as easy as breathing now as he dons an NHL practice jersey. Washington Capitals.
Montreal Hockey Now: Prospect tournaments offer a fantastic chance for young Montreal Canadiens players to stand out among the bevy of hopefuls vying for a job in the NHL. On the flip side of the coin, it can also lead to a player’s stock dropping if they don’t seize their opportunity. Montreal Canadiens.
Vegas Hockey Now: Welcome back to a new series here at Vegas Hockey Now, where we will take a look at all the teams in the Pacific Division and analyze what they did this off-season. The Golden Knights missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history last season, so keeping an eye on the other teams in the division is key. Vegas Hockey Now.
San Jose Hockey Now: There was a Jumbo-sized sight at Tech CU Arena this afternoon. Likely first-ballot Hall of Famer Joe Thornton joined the San Jose Sharks for a Captain’s Skate. San Jose Sharks.
Vancouver Hockey Now: Canucks Roll Call is assessing every player who held a significant place in the fortunes of the 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks season. We’ll be looking at the highs and lows they experienced during the recent campaign, as well as what the future holds for them in Vancouver. Today we feature defenceman Kyle Burroughs. Vancouver Canucks.