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While the Islanders continue to stand pat, goaltenders have been given extensions by their respected clubs. Islanders head coach Barry Trotz has been awarded an assistant coach position with Team Canada for the 2022 Winter Olympics hockey team.

These stories and more in today’s

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz has been an assistant for Canada’s Olympic team in 2022. This will be his first Olympic experience for the future Hall of Fame coach. (Newsday)

The Boston Bruins have locked up their 2021 first-round pick Fabian Lysell. Less than a month after the Boston Bruins drafted speedy and skilled 18-year-old Swedish winger with the 21st overall pick at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on July 23, a report surfaced out of Sweden Monday that the team had signed Lysell to an entry-level contract. Later in the day the Bruins confirmed the reports and announced they signed Lysell to three-year contract with an AAV of 925,000. (Boston Hockey Now)

Tuesday night was Mike Lange night at PPG Paints Arena. The Pittsburgh Penguins iconic announcer is celebrating 45 years in the broadcast booth, but the quantity pales in comparison to the quality. For those of you who are under 40-years-old, the importance of Lange is tough to describe adequately. He wasn’t always the radio announcer. For a long time, Mike Lange was the Pittsburgh Penguins. (This story originally appeared on Oct. 9, 2019.) (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Check another box off of Chuck Fletcher’s to-do list. The Philadelphia Flyers signed Carter Hart to a three-year contract extension, the team announced. The three-year contract extension carries an average annual value (AAV) of $3.979 million for No. 79. Here is the full press release via the Flyers. (Philly Hockey Now)

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will have a little bit of Vegas Golden Knights flavor. Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, the reigning back-to-back Stanley Cup champion, will be the head coach, but Team Canada announced that Golden Knights bench boss Pete DeBoer will be an assistant. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Is the San Jose Sharks’ farm system back? According to NHL Draft consultant and data scientist Byron Bader — yes. Per the Hockey Prospecting founder’s model, the San Jose Sharks have the fifth-strongest prospect pool and the top goalie prospect pool in the league. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Igor Shesterkin agreed to a four-year contract with the New York Rangers on Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 25-year-old goalie was 16-14-3 with a 2.62 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and two shutouts in 35 games (31 starts) last season. (NHL)

Carter Hart signed a three-year, $11.94 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. It has an average annual value of $3.98 million. The 22-year-old goalie was a restricted free agent after going 9-11-5 with a 3.67 goals-against average, an .877 save percentage and one shutout in 27 games (25 starts) last season. (NHL)

Ross Colton signed a two-year, $2.25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. It has an average annual value of $1.125 million. The 24-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 16. (NHL)

Ilya Samsonov signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Washington Capitals on Monday. The 24-year-old goalie was a restricted free agent after going 13-4-1 with a 2.69 goals-against average, .902 save percentage and two shutouts in 19 regular-season games (18 starts) last season, which included two stints in NHL COVID-19 protocol. (NHL)

Jon Cooper was named coach of the Canada men’s ice hockey team for the 2022 Beijing Olympics on Monday. Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, Vegas Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer and New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz were named assistants. (NHL)

Our Seven Questions series opened last week focusing on a critical approaching season for Pierre-Luc Dubois in Winnipeg and a new-look blue line in Calgary. Today, we head to Ottawa and ask a simple question: Is the goaltending healthy enough to deliver a playoff team next season? (TSN)



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