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Kraken mascot Buoy surfaces after years of planning, fan input

Sea troll will be kid-friendly ambassador for second-year NHL team

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

Kraken unveil new mascot

The Seattle Kraken unveil their new mascot, Buoy

Tonight, the Seattle Kraken unveiled their new mascot, Buoy the Sea Troll

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The Seattle Kraken have unveiled a mascot that is sure to buoy the fans' spirits.

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preseason

Oct. 1: NHL Preseason Roundup

DeBrincat scores two goals for Senators; Burns gets game-winner for Hurricanes in debut

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DeBrincat's overtime winner

MTL@OTT: Giroux sets up DeBrincat's overtime winner

Alex DeBrincat one-times Claude Giroux's pass home on the power play to notch his second goal of the game and seal the Senators' overtime win

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Alex DeBrincat scored his second goal of the game 59 seconds into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 5-4 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Saturday.

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NHL Insider

Shesterkin ready to join Rangers' elite goalie fraternity

Won Vezina Trophy last season, 'trying to reach that level' of Lundqvist, Giacomin, Richter

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Igor Shesterkin sees reminders of the history he's following whenever he gets to the rink. It's the small fraternity of New York Rangers legends that the goalie, even after winning the Vezina Trophy last season, feels he's still pledging.

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Global Series

Bordeleau hoping Global Series opportunity leads to role with Sharks

Rookie forward 'excited to learn more' after playing eight NHL games last season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Thomas Bordeleau spent much of his offseason traveling for hockey, representing the United States at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland in May before attending the U.S. National Junior Team Development Camp in Plymouth, Michigan in July, and playing in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton in August.

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NHL Insider

Heiskanen primed for bigger offensive role with Stars under DeBoer

Defenseman expecting boost in point total with increased playing time in all situations

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Miro Heiskanen is getting what he wants this season, a bigger role in the Dallas Stars offense, a chance to be one of the highest scoring defensemen in the NHL.

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NHL Insider

Olofsson confident Sabres can carry over late success last season

Forward believes 'mentality changed' during 16-9-3 run to end 2021-22

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Victor Olofsson was busy describing the Buffalo Sabres' growth during the second half of last season when he realized he also could be talking about himself.

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Hawerchuk honored by Jets with bronze statue in True North Square

Hall of Fame forward, who died in 2020, played nine of 16 NHL seasons in Winnipeg

by Darrin Bauming / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- The late Dale Hawerchuk was honored by the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday with a bronze statue in True North Square at the corner of Honourary Dale Hawerchuk Way and Hargrave Street.

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Allen signs two-year, $7.7 million contract with Canadiens

Goalie played 35 games last season, helped Blues win Stanley Cup in 2019

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Jake Allen signed a two-year, $7.7 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $3.85 million and begins with the 2023-24 season.

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free agency

De Haan signs one-year, $850,000 contract with Hurricanes

Defenseman was in training camp on professional tryout

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Calvin de Haan signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey top 250 player rankings

Most valuable overall options for standard leagues; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 250 overall fantasy hockey players in standard leagues for the 2022-23 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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NHL Insider

Beniers of Kraken, Power of Sabres among 12 rookies to watch this season

Eklund, Holtz, Johnson, Quinn others who could make impact

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators and Seattle Kraken each could have as many as two rookies in the lineup, leading a talented group of first-year players hoping to make an impact when the 2022-23 season begins Oct. 7.

Here are 12 rookies to keep an eye on (listed alphabetically):

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Vaakanainen taken from ice on stretcher during Ducks game

Defenseman injured in first period against Sharks after crashing into boards following assist on goal

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Urho Vaakanainen was taken from the ice on a stretcher in the first period of the Anaheim Ducks' preseason game against the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday.

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Marner could be used as defenseman for Maple Leafs, Keefe says

Forward spent part of practice on pair with Rielly on Thursday

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TORONTO -- Mitchell Marner could be used as a defenseman during the regular season, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said on Thursday.

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Global Series

Josi ready for Switzerland homecoming with Predators against SC Bern

Defenseman returning to face hometown team is 'fantastic' for locals

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

The first time Roman Josi touched the ice as a pro hockey player, he was a 16-year-old defenseman practicing with SC Bern in 2006-07. He had grown up within walking distance of the arena, dreaming of playing for his hometown team in Switzerland's top league, and here he was.

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Short Shifts

Buoy, Kraken new mascot, introduced to fans, lights up social media

Seattle's new favorite troll already gaining steam with fans, colleagues

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

If the Seattle Kraken ever find themselves a little lost, now they have a Buoy.

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Players signed to professional tryouts for NHL training camps

Eric Staal, Neal, Stepan among those looking to earn job

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Unsigned veteran players can earn a contract with an NHL team by impressing enough in training camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO). Training camps open Sept. 21 and the regular season begins Oct. 7.

The following notable players (listed alphabetically) will be in an NHL camp on a PTO:

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Lightning cancel two preseason games postponed by Hurricane Ian

Contests against Hurricanes, Predators will not be made up

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The Tampa Bay Lightning canceled two home preseason games Friday that were previously postponed due to Hurricane Ian.

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injury

Dahlstrom out six months for Maple Leafs with shoulder injury

Defenseman to require surgery after hit by Canadiens forward Pitlick in preseason game

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TORONTO -- Carl Dahlstrom is expected to be out six months for the Toronto Maple Leafs because of shoulder surgery.

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Player Safety

Doty suspended two games for actions in Kings game

Forward banned for interference against Sharks forward Viel

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Jacob Doty suspended two games

Doty suspended two games for interference

Los Angeles Kings forward Jacob Doty is suspended two games for interference against Sharks forward Jeffrey Viel

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NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Kings forward Jacob Doty has been suspended for two games, effective immediately and to be served in the next two consecutive games in which he is eligible to participate for his Club, for interference against San Jose Sharks forward Jeffrey Viel during NHL Preseason Game No. 41 in Ontario, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey hits, blocks league draft guide

NHL.com lists more than 100 players who cover categories; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies more than 100 skaters who cover hits, a standard fantasy hockey category, and/or blocked shots, another popular category. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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Press Release

'Behind The Glass' docuseries on Predators training camp to debut

First episode of all-access show to follow players, coaches on and off ice

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

The premiere episode of Behind The Glass: Nashville Predators Training Camp, the groundbreaking all-access NHL® preseason docuseries, debuts tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on NHL Network. A sneak peek from the first episode can be seen here. Following tonight, the second episode of the four-part series will debut this Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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Short Shifts

Avalanche visited by puppies at practice

Players snuggle with new furry friends in locker room

by Anna Kulesa @akulesa_ / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Colorado Avalanche made some new fur-ever friends.

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NHL Insider

How eight Eastern Conference teams can get back into playoffs

Canadiens, Devils, Senators, Flyers among those that didn't qualify last season

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2022-23 season.

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NHL Insider

How eight Western Conference teams can get back into playoffs

Blackhawks, Canucks, Golden Knights among those that didn't qualify last season

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2022-23 season.

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Sitting Down With

Scheifele talks Jets culture, urgency to win in Q&A with NHL.com

Forward says Winnipeg 'excited' for new start with Bowness as coach

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

In NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Sitting Down with …" we talk to key figures in the game, gaining insight into their lives on and off the ice. In this edition, we feature Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Biggest challenge to Avalanche; most improved teams

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the Sept. 28 edition of the mailbag, where we answer your questions asked on Twitter using #OvertheBoards. Tweet your questions to @drosennhl.

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NHL History

Henderson remains hero in Canada 50 years after 1972 Summit Series goal

Forward says iconic winner in Game 8 against Soviet Union 'changed a lot of lives'

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- At first blush, Paul Henderson's basement looks like a tasteful shrine to one of the greatest moments in hockey history, in Canadian history and, more specifically, in his life.

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podcast

Josi, Hertl talk Global Series with Predators, Sharks on 'NHL @TheRink'

Defenseman, forward join podcast, look ahead to preseason game in Switzerland, opener in Czech Republic

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Roman Josi showcases a hidden talent and talks about going home to Bern, Switzerland to play a preseason game against his former team on the new episode of the "NHL @TheRink" podcast.

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news

Puerto Rico joins IIHF as associate member

Called 'one more step in the right direction' after men's team won first LATAM Cup

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Puerto Rico has joined the International Ice Hockey Federation as an associate member.

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NHL Insider

Oettinger set for responsibility of being Stars' No. 1 goalie

Earned confidence of teammates with breakout play last season when 'he was the guy'

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jake Oettinger is ready for the job he's worked for his entire hockey career.

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