Hannan signs, all restricted free agents will be at camp
Scott Hannan, the last remaining restricted free agent, signed with San jose today. Terms of the contract were not released. Hannan scored 3 goals and 19 assists in 81 games last season.
- Herb Brooks passed away last Monday. More than just a coach of the 1980 USA gold medal Olympic team, his contributions left an important legacy for the sport at almost every level.
A partial list of his accomplishments: 1980 USA head coach - gold medal, 1986 French head coach, 2002 USA head coach - silver medal, NHL teams coached: Minnesota [87-88], New Jersey [92-93], Pittsburgh [99-00], Rangers [81-85], University of Minnesota coach [72-79], won 3 national titles. St Cloud State coach , USA olympic hockey participant [64,68], USA hockey hall of fame inductee , IIHF hall of fame inductee ., Lester Patrick award winner.
- San Jose swapped center Chad Wiseman for 6ft, 190 pound NYR prospect Nils Ekman. As a left wing for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL, Nils scored 30 goals and 37 assists in 70 games.
- Lost in all the talk about salaries, strikes and oversized goalie pads is the desire to simply play the game.
- 1st round pick Milan Michalek signed with San Jose on Monday.
- The defunct World Hockey Association has scheduled its "rebirth" for March 2004. The Orlando Seals and the Miami Manatees have already taken two of the better team nicknames.
- Defensive prospect Jesse Fibiger and right wing prospect Robert Mulick re-signed with San Jose last Tuesday.
- A few available Free Agents: Arvedson, Dahlen, Ronning, Rucinsky, Thomas, Yachmenev.