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It’s Monday which means that we are just a few days from New York Islanders training camp. Development camp is coming to a close with just two days remaining.

Here are the New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:

NYI Hockey Now:  Over the first four days of New York Islanders development camp, former Islanders defenseman and 13-year NHL veteran Johnny Boychuk has been on the ice with prospects. Following Sunday’s skate, the New York Islanders shared with us that the fan favorite has an official job with the organization. Johnny Boychuk‘s role with the organization will be in player development. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: Day four of New York Islanders’ development had a different feel than the previous three days. Bridgeport Islanders head coach Brent Thompson, who had been watching from above over the course of the week, was on the ice for the first time. With Brent Thompson on the ice, the intensity level skyrocketed. New York Islanders. 

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:  There were, Taylor Gauthier admits, times when he questioned whether he was overrating his ability to stop pucks, wondered if he truly was capable of competing in this game at a high level. But he has continued to push through.  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: David Krejci. Boston Bruins.

Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers’ last day of rookie camp Sunday included a clinic not usually seen in today’s NHL. In the spirit of Dave Schultz and other Flyers from the past, player development coach Chris Stewart taught his players the art of fighting. Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington Hockey Now: At Washington Capitals rookie camp, Haakon Hanelt, Vincent Iorio and Hendrix Lapierre are nearly inseparable. The trio refers to themselves as “three peas in a pod,” and stay in touch constantly as they chase the NHL together. And in addition to that, Iorio and Lapierre have taken to helping their good friend in Hanelt raise his self-confidence.  Washington Capitals.

Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens’ prospects took to the ice for the final time in Buffalo, beating the Senators 7-2. It’s well known Juraj Slafkovsky has an abundance of skill and potential, but the biggest question mark surrounding his play was whether he was able to simplify his play rather than attempting high-risk moves that put his linemates in risky situations. Montreal Canadiens.

Colorado Hockey Now: The Colorado Avalanche look a little different compared to the end of their Stanley Cup run. So what can we expect for the projected lines and roster next month? Colorado Avalanche.

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 offseason. 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 Golden Knights.

Vancouver Hockey Now: Game 2 for the Canucks in the weekend Young Stars Classic against the Winnipeg Jets lacked the same excitement and vigour we saw in the 3-0 win against the Calgary Flames on Friday night, but it still resulted in a 4-1 victory. The more methodical feel was a natural byproduct of playing with a bit more discipline and structure. Vancouver Canucks.

Calgary Hockey Now: “That was like the end of the text, though. He was like, Love you guys, whatever, all that stuff. He’s like I don’t give any deals. And then he left the chat.” That’s what the last text Nazem Kadri sent in his Colorado Avalanche group chat. Calgary Flames.