November 3, 1987 |
Stephen Thomas, the Chicago Blackhawks' left winger, was arrested late Sunday and charged with public lewdness after allegedly urinating on a back wall of the Buffalo police headquarters, police said yesterday. Thomas, 24, did not play in Chicago's 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Officer Sharon Grande said she was on her way into the headquarters about 11:40 p.m. when she spotted the player in the parking area behind the building. Grande said that she initially told the man that he was welcome to use the restroom inside the building but that he responded that he was "just fine" where he was. The officer said she then told Thomas that what he was doing was considered public lewdness.
July 24, 1996 |
The Flyers continued to fill out their training-camp and minor-league roster yesterday, signing right winger Steven King. King scored 40 goals for the Baltimore Bandits of the American Hockey League last season, and added two more with the NHL's Anaheim Mighty Ducks in seven games. The 6-foot 195-pounder turned 27 on Monday. He was signed to a one-year, two-way contract, because he'll likely spend part of the season with the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Flyers' new AHL affiliate.
September 1, 1992 |
The Minnesota North Stars traded left winger Brian Bellows, their all-time leading goal scorer, to the Montreal Canadiens yesterday for right winger Russ Courtnall. Both players are former first-round draft picks. Bellows was the second choice overall when the North Stars selected him in 1982, and Courtnall was the seventh overall when Toronto chose him in 1983. Bellows, who turns 28 today, had 30 goals and 45 assists for 75 points in 80 games last season. Courtnall, 27, appeared in only 27 games with Montreal last season, scoring seven goals and adding 14 assists.
March 15, 2013
The NHL suspended Anaheim Ducks right winger Corey Perry for four games without pay for a high, late check on Minnesota's Jason Zucker. Zucker was leveled Tuesday by a violent hit from Perry nearly a full second after he passed the puck. Montreal wins shootout Shootout goals by Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller lifted the Montreal Canadiens to their fourth consecutive win Wednesday night, a 4-3 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators. Eller also scored in the first period, and Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban added power-play goals in the second for Montreal.
February 23, 2008 |
In a move that may suggest something larger to come, the Flyers acquired Patrick Thoresen off waivers yesterday from the Edmonton Oilers. A 24-year-old left winger who has barely two years of NHL experience, Thoresen has played 17 games this season with two goals and one assist. He played 68 games in Edmonton last year as a rookie. Is he the answer to stopping the Flyers' nine-game losing streak? "Our guys like him," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "I think he can help us right now. We have a lot of injuries.
October 29, 2010 |
Nik Zherdev was chosen fourth overall, by Columbus, in the deep 2003 NHL draft. The right winger was selected ahead of Thomas Vanek and Zach Parise. Ahead of Jeff Carter and Mike Richards. Ahead of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. And several others who are now high-quality NHL players. Thursday, he was demoted to the Flyers' fourth line during their practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. Two games ago, he was removed from the power-play unit. That explains why Zherdev, who has been upset that he's averaging only about 12 1/2 minutes per game, was not a happy camper Thursday; he refused to talk with reporters.
August 24, 2004 |
The Flyers announced yesterday the signing of left winger Ryan Ready, an unrestricted free agent from the AHL, to a one-year contract. Ready, 25, who has never played in the NHL in a five-year professional career, split time in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose and the Worcester IceCats last season. In 80 regular-season games, he tallied nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points, and also had 65 penalty minutes. He began with the Moose, an affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, and then was dealt to the St. Louis Blues' organization and assigned to Worcester.
May 23, 2015 |
For the second straight day, the Flyers signed a player from Russia's KHL. They added speedy 5-foot-11, 188-pound free-agent right winger Aaron Palushaj, a Michigan native, on Thursday. Palushaj, 25, played 68 NHL games earlier in his career. He split last season between two KHL teams, collecting a total of seven goals and 21 points in 53 games. A former player at the University of Michigan, Palushaj played briefly with Montreal, Colorado, and Carolina in the NHL, accumulating three goals and 14 points while averaging 9 minutes and 2 seconds of ice time in 68 games.
January 12, 2013 |
At 25, Matt Read was considered an "old" rookie when he led all first-year NHL players with 24 goals last season. Now the unflappable Flyers winger is hoping his experience and relatively old age for a second-year player will help him avoid the proverbial sophomore jinx. "Hopefully being more mature and older than most [in this position], I can withstand the pressure and try to be a top player in this league," Read, now 26, said after taking part in the Flyers' informal practice Thursday at their Voorhees training facility.
August 30, 2006 |
Former Buffalo Sabres forward J.P. Dumont yesterday agreed to a 2-year, $4.5 million free-agent contract with the Nashville Predators. The 28-year-old right winger became an unrestricted free agent when the Sabres exercised their walkaway rights after he was awarded a $2.9-million, 1-year deal in arbitration. Dumont, who made $1.596 million last season, has 121 goals and 135 assists in 434 NHL games with Chicago and Buffalo. He had 20 goals and 20 assists in 54 games last season.