Clippers sign forward Tardif
— Nanaimo Clippers (@ClippersHockey) July 26, 2021
The Nanaimo Clippers announced the signing of 2003-born forward Charles-Edward Tardif on Monday.
Tardif, who’s from Quebec City, QC, played 32 games with the Odessa Jackalopes of the North American Hockey League in 2020-21 and posted two goals and 10 points.
He started the season with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness and had one assist in one game before being traded to Odessa. Tardif is committed to Michigan Tech University for September 2022.
Nieuwendyk commits to Penticton
NEWS: The Vees are pleased to announce F Jackson Nieuwendyk ('02) has committed to the team for the 2021/22 season!
Welcome to Penticton, Jackson!
— Penticton Vees (@PentictonVees) July 23, 2021
Nieuwendyk spent the last two seasons with the US Hockey League’s Sioux City Musketeers. In 89 games with the Musketeers, the Dallas, TX product had two goals and 12 points.
He was selected by Central Illinois in the 2018 USHL Futures Draft and the Portland Winterhawks in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Hammond re-signs in Minnesota
Welcome back, Andrew! 🍔
The #mnwild has re-signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-way contract.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) July 26, 2021
Goaltender Andrew Hammond (46-27-3, 2.74 GAA, .904 SV%, 8 SO in 82 games with West Kelowna, Vernon, and Surrey from 2007-09) has signed a one year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild worth $750,000 in the National Hockey League and $200,000 in the minors.
The 33-year-old from White Rock, BC, spent the 2020-21 season as a member of Minnesota’s taxi squad but didn’t appear in any games. Hammond was 16-12-5 with a 2.53 goals-against-average, a .908 save percentage, and four shutouts in 33 games with Rochester of the American Hockey League in 2019-20.
Conway moves to Ireland for 2021-22
SIGNING NEWS 👀
Scott Conway and Cam Knight join Belfast Giants roster for 2021/22.
— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) July 26, 2021
Forward Scott Conway (56 goals, 60 assists in 56 games with Penticton in 2015-16) signed with the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Belfast Giants for the 2021-22 season.
The 26-year-old, who’s from Basingstoke, GBR, had 13 goals and 20 points in 40 games split between Allen and Orlando of the ECHL during the 2020-21 season.
Yip returns to Beijing to play with Kunlun
Brandon Yip (@BYipper18) leads #KRS franchise by Goals, Assists, Points and PIM. True leader on and off the ice, Yipper is back to help Kunlun Red Star during the most important season in team's history, being a living example for the young players from 🇨🇳 we have this year. pic.twitter.com/5RFqHlXN2U
— Kunlun Red Star (@KRSchina) July 26, 2021
Forward Brandon Yip (51 goals, 80 assists in 99 games with Coquitlam from 2003-05) has signed with the Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League.
The 36-year-old from Maple Ridge, BC, spent the 2020-21 season with Jukurit of Finland’s Liiga and posted six points in 15 games. He played with Kunlun from 2017-20, including his last two as captain of the Red Star.
Gerrie goes to Guildford for 2021-22
— Guildford Flames (@flamesicehockey) July 26, 2021
Forward Chris Gerrie (16 goals, 26 assists in 56 games with Penticton in 2015-16) has signed with the Guildford Flames of the EIHL. The 25-year-old from Edmonton, AB appeared in one game with the ECHL’s Wichita Thunder this past season and had no points.
Gerrie played one game for Witchita in 2019-20 as well, after the conclusion of his U SPORTS season with Mount Royal University. He had 46 points in 68 games over three seasons with MRU from 2018-20.
Heinen becomes an unrestricted free agent
Anaheim #Ducks have qualified the following RFAs:
1. Max Comtois
2. Max Jones
3. Isac Lundestrom
4. Josh Mahura
5. Sam Steel
The following players did not receive a QO:
1. Danton Heinen (QO would have been $2.775M)https://t.co/YiWkZQpZo9
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 26, 2021
Forward Danton Heinen (29 goals, 35 assists in 59 games with Merritt and Surrey from 2012-14) didn’t receive a qualifying offer from the Anaheim Ducks by Monday’s deadline and is now an unrestricted free agent.
The 26-year-old from Langley, BC put up seven goals and 14 points in 43 games with the Ducks this past season while earning $2.775 million. He has 121 points in 272 career NHL games over the last five seasons.
Hunt isn’t offered a new contract by Arizona
Arizona Coyotes #Yotes have qualified the following players:
1. Cam Dineen
2. Bokondji Imama
3. Dysin Mayo
4. Lane Pederson
5. Blake Speers
The following players were not qualified:
1. Frederik Gauthier
2. John Hayden
3. Dryden Hunt
4. Nate Sucesehttps://t.co/a1Z5WqrrYM
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 27, 2021
Like Heinen, forward Dryden Hunt (no points in four games with the Trail Smoke Eaters in 2010-11) is also an unrestricted free agent after he wasn’t given a qualifying offer by the Arizona Coyotes.
The 25-year-old from Cranbrook, BC posted three goals and eight points in 26 games with the Yotes in 2020-21. His salary came in at just over $809,000.
Hunt has 23 points in 89 career NHL games with Florida and Arizona over the past four seasons.