Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday Morning Coffee

  • North Dakota sophomore forward Brendan O'Donnell played in just 17 games as a freshman before suffering a shoulder injury that would keep him out of the lineup for the remainder of the season. Inside College Hockey featured O'Donnell as part of their INCH A-Z series, and despite his abbreviated freshman campaign, he will be counted upon to contribute key minutes this upcoming season.
  • Former Sioux Adam Calder expects his new MK Lightning team to achieve big things this season. Calder joins the Lightning after leading the Slough Jets to the English Premier League's playoff championship a year ago.
  • The New York Hockey Journal featured New Jersey Devil centerman Travis Zajac as part of their 2012-13 player preview series, saying that he and teammate Ilya Kovalchuk have the potential to become one of "the best center-wing punches in the NHL."
  • The Colorado Avalanche recently named 19 year-old Gabriel Landeskog team captain, making him the youngest player in NHL history to wear "the C." Landeskog replaces Jonathan Toews as the youngest current captain in the league, and Rogers Sportsnet put together a collection of the league's youngest leaders. Toews also recently sat down with Blackhawks TV to recount scoring his first NHL goal:

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