Here’s a roundup of news and notes concerning the Rangers and the NHL. Blueshirts prospect Tyler Wall was named a finalist for the Mike Richter award. Yesterday, the NHL and NHLPA continued discussions on the postponement and next steps also. Finally, another league shuts down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The numbers Wall put up this past season were rock solid with an 18-8-6 record, a .931 SV%, and a GAA of 2.10.
“We are excited that the Mike Richter Award Committee has acknowledged the outstanding work Tyler was able to accomplish this year,” said UMass Lowell Head Coach Norm Bazin. “Playing in front of a young defensive core that only included one upperclassmen, Tyler was able to give our team second and third chances to win games. He is truly a deserving nomination and no goaltender was more valuable to his team.”GoRiverHawks.com
News is now breaking out of Russia that the KHL is canceling their season.
The NHL has asked all 31 teams to look into arena availability in August. Of course, we have to see what the guidance from the CDC and the Governments of both the US and Canada decide. However, one of the biggest issues they need to discuss and finalize will be NHL contracts that end June 30th. More to come.