Good morning; my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Tuesday, August 22, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.
Jonathan Bernier Retires:
Goalie Jonathan Bernier announced his retirement after a 14-year NHL career.
404 NHL games and Jonathan Bernier's (@jobernier45) putting the pads away. 👏
We wish you all the best in retirement! pic.twitter.com/hL4qG7A5GU
— NHL (@NHL) August 21, 2023
Bernier was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2006 draft and spent five years with them before moving on to stops with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils.
Bruins Bring Chiasson In On PTO:
The Boston Bruins announced they’ve signed veteran forward Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout contract.
Flyers Ink Rookie Bonk To ELC:
The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Oliver Bonk to an entry-level contract. The Flyers selected the rookie with the 22nd overall pick during the NHL Draft back in June.
More From National Hockey Now:
Pittsburgh: With a new look roster, the Penguins will need to take a new approach to the preseason this year.
Carolina: It’s already going to be a big year for the Hurricanes as Stanley Cup contenders. But it’ll be even bigger for a few members of the team.
Florida: The Panthers made a deep run in last year’s playoffs but still have some players who remain free agents.
Montreal: Grading the trades made by Canadiens GM Kent Hughes in 2023.
Colorado: Why Ross Colton will be a Swiss Army Knife for the Avalanche.
Los Angeles: The Kings still have a few holes in their lineup with the season about to begin.