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Rosner Wrap: Dufour’s a Winner (Again), Hockey Culture & More



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William Dufour celebrating his goal at the World Junior Championships which gave Canada a 2-0 lead in Gold Medal game (Photo-via Hockey CanadaTwitter)

Good morning and happy Sunday. On Saturday night, New York Islanders prospect William Dufour won gold with Team Canada, defeating Aatu Räty, Eetu Liukas, and Matias Rajaniemi of Finland 3-2 in overtime.

Here are the full stat lines for all New York Islanders prospects at the World Juniors:

William Dufour- 3G, 4A, +6

Aatu Räty- 3G, 7A, 51.02 F0%, +2

Eetu Liukas- 2A, +3

Matias Rajaniemi- 1A

It is believed that all five prospects will be in attendance at training camp.

Prospect stories and more in today’s Rosner Wrap:

NYI Hockey Now: To say New York Islanders prospect William Dufour has had a good year is an understatement for the ages. His year got even better as he won Gold at the 2022 World Junior Championships as Canada defeated Finland 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: You have to watch William Dufour’s highlight reel goal from the gold medal game on Saturday night. His beautiful toe drag and perfect shot through a screen gave Canada a 2-0 lead early in the second period. New York Islanders.

Boston Hockey Now: In a recent interview with the Czech media outlet Blesk, Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak confirmed that contract extension talks with the Bruins are status quo and currently on hold. As the Bruins superstar winger pointed out, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney had a lot on his plate recently when he successfully negotiated new one-year contracts for unrestricted free agent centers Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Boston Bruins.

Philly Hockey Now: Philadelphia Flyers prospects Tyson Foerster, who had six points (three goals, three assists) over the seven tournament games, and Elliot Desnoyers were among the Canadian players who won gold on Saturday night. Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals saw one of their prospects capture a well-earned bronze medal at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships on Saturday, as Oskar Magnusson and Sweden topped Czechia, 3-1, in the bronze medal game. Washington Capitals.

Florida Hockey Now: Anton Lundell surpassed almost every expectation the Florida Panthers had for him last season. In 65 games, the 20-year-old forward from Espoo, Finland scored 18 goals and 44 points. What’s the expectations going into year two? Florida Panthers.

Detroit Hockey Now: Detroit Red Wings farmhand Donovan Sebrango was making history at the IIHF World Junior Championship as the defenseman was helping Canada win the gold medal. Canada defeated Finland 3-2 in overtime to earn the record 19th gold medal for the country in the tournament. Why is he in the record books? Detroit Red Wings.

Montreal Hockey Now: With Logan Mailloux slowly being eased into the Montreal Canadiens organization, many are now wondering if he will attend the Canadiens’ camp this fall. Montreal Hockey Now reached out to his agent to find out what his return to play timeline looked like. Montreal Canadiens.

Colorado Hockey Now: What was it like to be at Nathan Mackinnon’s Stanley Cup parade? Ameeta Vohra, a freelance journalist from Halifax, shared her experience. Colorado Avalanche.

Vegas Hockey Now: The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships have concluded with Team Canada winning Gold after the summer brought back the once halted tournament. If you missed any of the action, here’s a comprehensive recap of some of the biggest storylines from Edmonton, along with notes on the four Golden Knights prospects who participated. Vegas Golden Knights.

San Jose Hockey Now: All the time is a great time to talk about the frustrating aspects of hockey culture. Unfortunately, we tend not to in sports media, often for fear of repercussions. A recent Victory Press post from Jen Ramos, a San Jose Sharks digital media intern in 2013, highlighted the repercussions that they faced for speaking out against hockey culture in 2014, when they accused a “popular writer” of sexual harassment. It’s a must-read. San Jose Sharks.

Calgary Hockey Now: Nazem Kadri got a little help from a friend when deciding where to sign. Now former teammate Cale Makar, a Calgary native, made sure to hype up his city and made sure Kadri knew if he had any questions to reach out. Calgary Flames.


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