Big news came out of junior hockey yesterday. This headlines our hockey news for the weekend of Sept. 5, 2015.
#Isles prospect Ryan Pilon quits Junior team, claiming that he lost his passion for hockey. (1/2)
— Habs Chronicle (@HabsChronicle) September 5, 2015
The Lightning’s Tyler Johnson should be ready to go for training camp after offseason surgery. [Tampa Bay Times]
There’s nothing to report on Stamkos extension discussions. [The Score]
Jonathan Toews bungled when asked about Patrick Kane. [SI.com]
The Rangers named Chris Drury their director of player development. [CSN Philly]
Becoming an NHL referee is extremely difficult. [Sportsnet.ca]
Steve Montador’s memory is alive at the Carcillo Cup. [ESPN]
How much does losing Patrik Berglund hurt the Blues? [Puck Daddy]
Here’s who you can expect to break out from the Central Division this season. [HockeyBuzz]
The Coyotes’ roster could have some young studs on opening night. [Today’s Slapshot]
People flocked to the Young Stars Classic for a glimpse at Connor McDavid. [Edmonton Journal]
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