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Sasakamoose, one of first Indigenous NHL players, dies at 86

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the National Hockey League, has died after fighting COVID-19. He was 86.

Sergachev re-signs with Lightning for 3 years, $14.4 million

TAMPA, Fla. — The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenceman Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year, $14.4 million contract. General manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Wednesday.

Islanders' Boychuk retires due to lingering eye injury

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — New York Islanders defenceman Johnny Boychuk has decided to retire as a result of an eye injury sustained last season.

Edmonton Oilers sign college defenceman Philip Kemp

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed college defenceman Philip Kemp to a three-year, entry-level contract through to the 2022-23 season. The 21-year-old from Greenwich, Conn.
Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL pioneer, dies at age 86 after presumed COVID-19 case

Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL pioneer, dies at age 86 after presumed COVID-19 case

Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL, has died after battling a presumed case of COVID-19. Sasakamoose died Tuesday in Prince Albert, Sask. He was 86. Fred's son, Neil, announced his death in a video posted on Facebook.

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

A far cry from the standings at Thanksgiving serving as a barometer of which teams are most likely to make the playoffs, the NHL heads into the U.S. holiday without a firm plan announced for next season.

Bruins sign DeBrusk to 2-year deal, annual cap hit $3.675M

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have signed forward Jake DeBrusk to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $3.675 million. The 2015 first-round draft choice had 19 goals and 16 assists last season.

Chicago hires Coyne Schofield as player development coach

Kendall Coyne Schofield figures there will be a time in her new role as player development coach that a Chicago Blackhawks prospect will razz her for preaching one thing and doing the opposite on the ice herself.
Former WHL head coach Dave Lowry joins Paul Maurice's staff in Winnipeg

Former WHL head coach Dave Lowry joins Paul Maurice's staff in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have hired Dave Lowry as an assistant coach. The 55-year-old from Sudbury, Ont., joins the Jets after spending the 2019-20 season as head coach of the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings.
Fred Sasakamoose, one of NHL's first Indigenous players, "presumed" COVID-19 positive

Fred Sasakamoose, one of NHL's first Indigenous players, "presumed" COVID-19 positive

Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous athletes to play in the National Hockey League, has been hospitalized over a presumed positive COVID-19 test.