#World Juniors

Possible Toronto Maple Leafs Playing in the 2022 Olympics

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be well represented in Beijing. After NHL players missed out on playing at the 2018 winter Olympics, the 2022 games immediately became a topic of discussion. Thankfully, the NHL announced their approval of NHL participation at this upcoming Olympics, barring any last-minute issues. The Toronto Maple Leafs – and the rest of the league – will pause their season for two weeks, but it will be well worth it.
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Despite Scary Incident, Oilers’ Kassian Wants Fighting to Stay in NHL [Video]

Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian is cleared to return to play but he is the actions that lead to his concussion – fighting. A week ago, Kassian fell during a fight and was knocked out after his head slammed off the ice. It was a frightening scene to see a tough guy who knows how to handle himself lay motionless on the ice.
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Cole Perfetti's parents only made it to his debut because Jamie Drysdale's dad delayed a plane

The headline speaks for itself, but we’ll provide a little more context nonetheless. Cole Perfetti made his debut with the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday during the team’s 4-1 loss to Anaheim. An NHL debut is special for the player, but it’s equally if not more special for the parents of a player. All the early mornings, the cold arenas, the mileage finally pay off when your child steps onto the ice with an NHL jersey on his back.
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Welcome to the Show, Seth Jarvis

Portland, Ore. – Portland Winterhawks star forward Seth Jarvis has officially cracked the Carolina Hurricanes’ opening night roster. Jarvis, 19, is one of just 11 teenagers on an NHL team roster and he will have the opportunity to play full time in Raleigh, N.C. this season. However, this doesn’t eliminate the possibility of Jarvis returning to Portland sometime this season, nor does it affect his chances of playing for Hockey Canada at 2022 World Juniors this winter.

Top Rookies to Watch in the 2021–22 NHL Season

Before the pandemic-shortened season, there was little reason to doubt that Wild winger Kirill Kaprizov would thrive in his 24-year-old rookie season. The youngest player to 100 goals in KHL history, Kaprizov dazzled and finished one vote shy of becoming the first unanimous Calder Trophy winner since 1993. Few, if any, prospects enter the NHL with that level of surety.

Colorado Avalanche: Coming and going before the 2021-22 season

Joe Sakic summed it up the day before the Avalanche opened the regular season. “We’ll see,” the general manager began an answer about the team's depth. The core is largely untouched, but as promised, Colorado got younger. Pricier veterans were replaced by those on entry-level contracts. Gone are a starting...

BLOG: Draisaitl named to Germany's Olympic team

EDMONTON, AB - Germany's reigning sportsman of the year is Beijing bound. The German hockey federation announced Friday the first three players on their roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics in February, with Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl leading the charge. Draisaitl, who took the prestigious Sportler des Jahres honour in...

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl named to German Olympic Hockey team

Leon Draisaitl has been named to the German Men’s Olympic Hockey team. He was one of the first three named to the team, alongside Detroit Red Wings defenceman Moritz Seider and Seattle Kraken goalie Phillip Grubauer. The 25-year-old was named the winner of the prestigious Sportler des Jahres honour in...

Moritz Seider named to Team Germany for 2022 Olympics

The Detroit Red Wings officially have a 2022 Olympian. Wings defenseman Moritz Seider is one of the first three players named to the German national team in advance of the Beijing Winter Games, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced Friday. Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer and Edmonton Oilers forward...

New Jersey Devils: Alex Holtz Must Be Top Six Or AHL Bound

The New Jersey Devils were ready to play top prospect Alexander Holtz on the fourth line during the team’s game against the New York Islanders on Thursday before the game got canceled due to a power outage. He would get some time with Michael McLeod who is an NHL player, but after starting the preseason playing with Jack Hughes, this is definitely an unfortunate turn of events.

Sharks Foundation Launches First Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Campaign

The Sharks Foundation celebrated its inaugural September Latinx & Hispanic Heritage campaign by working alongside local non-profits that assist San Jose's diverse and robust Latin community. On September 13, Team Teal volunteers helped distribute food to students' families supported by the Foundation for Hispanic Education (TFHE). TFHE also served as...

Sharks Claim Forward Jonah Gadjovich Off Waivers

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has claimed forward Jonah Gadjovich (@jgadjovich) off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks. "Jonah is a proven goal scorer at every level he has competed in during his junior and professional career, which includes...
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Sharks claim Jonah Gadjovich off waivers, re-assign Raska, Melnichuk

It’s getting to that point in the NHL preseason where the waiver wire is quite busy, with all 32 teams trimming down their rosters before Opening Night. For teams like the San Jose Sharks in the midst of a reboot looking for undervalued young talent, this time of the year is especially key for finding those players. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that the Sharks decided to add to their depth, claiming left-winger Jonah Gadjovich off of waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.

NHL awards 2021-22: Odds, best bets, predictions for the Calder Trophy

The 2021-22 NHL season is just around the corner and, while the awards won't be handed out for a handful of months, the debate is already raging regarding who will take home the hardware. Last year saw a few expected names in Connor McDavid (Hart Trophy), Auston Matthews (Rocket Richard...
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Gabriel Landeskog amongst three gamers who’ve been appointed to Group Sweden’s Olympic squad –

09/25/2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Group Sweden ahead Gabriel Landeskog (92) warms up earlier than the semi-final match in opposition to Group Europe within the 2016 World Cup on the Air Canada Middle. Obligatory Credit score: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports activities. Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog was appointed to Group Sweden’s...

Coyotes 25 under 25: #4 Dylan Guenther

The 2021/22 season is fast approaching, so here at Five For Howling, we’re taking a look at this year’s Arizona Coyotes 25 best players under the age of 25. The Arizona Coyotes didn’t have a pick in the first round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft due to an issue with illegal combine testing. But the team seemed poised to start a massive rebuild, so it wasn’t too surprising that they would be looking to upgrade.


The New York Islanders announced late on Thursday night that they've loaned 2021 second-round pick Aatu Raty to Karpat in Finland's top division, Liiga. Raty, 18, signed his three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders back in August and attended his first training camp this week, leaving many in the organization impressed with what he has to offer.