Another of the impressive roster of Vegas Golden Knights prospects has been asked to a World Juniors selection camp. Vegas’ 2020 first-round pick Brendan Brisson has been invited to the Team USA Selection Camp for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Brisson, a freshman at the University of Michigan, is looking to make the Team USA squad for the first time. The 19-year-old California native has a goal and three assists in six games for the Wolverines this season.
A total of 29 players will head to the Team USA training camp in Plymouth, Michigan. The final roster will feature 25 players who will head to Edmonton, Alberta for the tournament.
Team Canada invited Golden Knights prospects Peyton Krebs, Kaedan Korczak and Lukas Cormier to its selection camp, which is already under way. Korczak has two assists in two games for Team White. Cormier and Krebs have yet to register a point in two games for Team Red.
The tournament will be held in a bubble in Edmtonton, Alberta similar to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Team USA’s first game will be at 7:30 pm MST against Team Russia on Christmas Day.
Tom’s Daily: Zach Whitecloud growing; HSK preapre for camp
Tom’s Daily: Zach Whitecloud is increasing his role; Dubois trade rumors; Henderson Silver Knights prepare for training camp; NWHL will bubble up; more.
Zach Whitecloud is growing his role with the Vegas Golden Knights this season, and it’s good to see for the young defenseman. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Henderson Silver Knights have rounded out the coaching staff and are preparing to open training camp. (KLAS)
According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, Canadian teams will actually fly less this year. The more you know. (TSN)
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored last night, but he also didn’t play very much. Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has denied benching him. Either way, this looks like two semi trucks headed right at each other. Not good. (TSN)
What is the trade market like for Dubois anyway? Lyle Richardson took a good look at it. (Spector’s Hockey)
Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert wears a pink visor. Here’s why. (ColoradoHockeyNow)
The NWHL is going to bubble up for the season in Lake Placid, NY. (Sportsnet)
Kim Davis, the NHL’s Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, says equality in the NHL is a ‘movement, not a moment’. (NBCSports)
Tom’s Daily: Tuch Returns; Vegas on National TV 10 Times
Tom’s Daily: Tuch Returns; VGK on national TV 10 times; Rangers goalie controversy already; Rask still answering questions about his desire to be a Bruin and more.
Day Three of Vegas Golden Knights training camp didn’t yield much in the way of news except Alex Tuch returning to the ice after a maintenance day. The Golden Knights are scheduled to skate again today (Thursday) and have an off-day on Friday.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a piece on the quirks of this year’s schedule. While it might resemble baseball a little bit more, when we broke down the schedule before we told you the VGK have a great shot at winning 8-of-10 to start the regular season (if not more) and launch themselves quickly towards a division title.
The NHL and NBC Sports have announced its full national broadcast schedule for this season, and the Golden Knights will be featured a total of 10 times. Not too shabby. (NHL.com)
The New York Rangers have a goalie controversy brewing already. (NHL.com)
Poor Tuuka Rask, he’s going to have this cloud hanging over him all season because he left the bubble to be with his daughter who was very ill last year. For me family comes first. But not for every sports fan. Despite all that, Rask says he wants to finish his career in Boston. (BostonHockeyNow)
On the heels of some AHL teams shutting it down for this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers have agreed to share an affiliate for this season. (FloridaHockeyNow)
Colin Wilson retires after 11 seasons in the NHL. I saw his first five or so in Nashville with the Predators, and he was a streaky scorer. Too bad it looks like his body is saying “time to go”. (NHL.com)
Here’s Team USA explaining the story behind the barrel that made an appearance on the ice following the gold medal win over Canada. The story is great. Everyone’s overreaction to a barrel on the ice is not. (USA Today)
Looking for a breakout player on your fantasy roster this year? Yahoo Sports takes a stab at helping you find them. (Yahoo! Sports)
Tom’s Daily: Camp Day Two, Tuch Rests; USA Wins Gold
Tom’s Daily: Tuch Rests; DeBoer Ready to Go; USA Wins Gold!; Welcome to the Honda Division; Seattle Hires Botterill, Maciver; more.
Day two of Vegas Golden Knights training camp wasn’t quite as exciting as the first day, but Jonathan Marchessault did score for the second straight day. Alex Tuch was the only VGK forward out, but it was just a rest day according to head coach Pete DeBoer. (VHN)
DeBoer says he’s ready to go for his first full season with the Golden Knights. With video. (News3LV)
I’m a regular reader of Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts columns. Not only is he extremely plugged in when it comes to the league, his takes tend to be well thought out. If you haven’t read one before, start now. If you do read, here’s the latest. (Sportsnet)
Welcome to the Honda Division Golden Knights Fans! No, I’m not kidding. The NHL has sold the sponsorship title to all four divisions this year. (NHL.com)
The Seattle Kraken named former Buffalo Sabres GM Jason Botterill Assistant GM to Ron Francis yesterday, and also added former Chicago Blackhawks VP of Player Personnel Norm Maciver as Director of Player Personnel. (Buffalo News)
Team USA wins gold! A 2-0 blanking of Canada in the gold medal game at the WJC saw the US save its best game for last. (ESPN)
Here’s some Canadian reaction to the game (CBC)