Johnson selected fifth overall in the NHL Draft
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 24, 2021
University of Michigan rookie Kent Johnson (61 goals and 86 assists in 112 games with Trail from 2018-20) was selected fifth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft on Friday.
Johnson, an 18-year-old from Port Moody, BC, had nine goals and 27 points in 26 games for Michigan this past season. He was ranked third among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting heading into the draft. Elite Prospects and TSN/Bob McKenzie both had him ranked ninth overall.
He is the third former BCHL player to be chosen by the Blue Jackets in the first round after they nabbed Gilbert Brule (32 goals, 25 assists in 48 games with Quesnel in 2002-03) in 2005 and Ryan Johansen (five goals, 12 assists in 48 games with Penticton in 2008-09) in 2010.
Lapointe is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Express Alumnus Greg Lapointe has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma.
We are asking our fans if they can donate, please do.
Frenchie you're a warrior, you're a fighter, you've got this and the entire BCHL is behind you.
To donate visit https://t.co/r8qrRaQsJG
— Coquitlam Express (@BCHLExpress) July 23, 2021
St. Lawrence University forward Greg Lapointe (29 goals, 31 assists in 56 games with Coquitlam in 2019-20) is battling high-risk Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer of a part of the immune system.
A GoFundMe has been started to raise funds for the Foundation du CHUS, which is providing treatment and care for the 20-year-old from Granby, QC.
Lapointe’s hockey career is on hold while he undergoes treatment. He had nine points in 17 games for St. Lawrence this past season.
Wild on the lookout for an athletic trainer for 2021-22
The Wenatchee Wild is searching for a Certified Athletic Trainer. If interested please contact our Head Coach Chris Clark via email. email@example.com https://t.co/Guamzb794u pic.twitter.com/yDRnEezJDU
— Wenatchee Wild (@WenatcheeWild1) July 22, 2021
The Wenatchee Wild are on the hunt for an athletic trainer for the 2021-22 season. Details about the job and how to apply are available on Wenatchee’s website here.
Khaira to become an unrestricted free agent
Surrey native Jujhar Khaira will not be qualified by the Oilers, agent Joe Oliver : I am confident plenty of teams will show interest in what Jujhar brings to the table on and off the ice, this is a character kid.
— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) July 23, 2021
Forward Jujhar Khaira (39 goals, 82 assists in 112 games with Prince George from 2010-12) won’t receive a qualifying offer from the Edmonton Oilers and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 28, according to a report from Donnie and Dhali co-host Rick Dhaliwal.
The 26-year-old from Surrey, BC has played parts of six seasons in Edmonton, compiling 24 goals and 63 points in 258 games.
Morrison signs a deal with Heilbronner for 2021-22
Kader-News kompakt: Die @loewenfrankfurt haben Jake Hildebrand unter Vertrag genommen.Timo Gams wechselt zu den @ECKASSELHUSKIES. @eispiraten verstärken ihren Kader mit Gregory Kreutzer. @HeilbronnFalken haben Kenney Morrison verpflichtet.
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— DEL2 (@DEL2_News) July 23, 2021
Defenseman Kenney Morrison (eight goals, 27 assists in 55 games with Alberni Valley in 2010-11) has signed with Heilbronner Falken of the DEL2, which is the second tier of pro hockey in Germany.
Morrison, a 29-year-old from Lloydminster, AB, notched five goals and 30 points in 50 games with the DEL2’s Tölzer Löwen in 2020-21.