Edmonton Signs Top Prospect Tullio to NHL Contract

EDMONTON, AB – Breaking news from the Edmonton Oilers on Labour Day, that the NHL club has signed forward Ty Tullio to a standard 3-year Entry Level Contract.

Tullio, 19, still has a year of major junior to play. Presumably that will be back home in Ontario Hockey League, which was on hiatus for the entirety of 2020-21 due to COVID. He was recently named captain of the Oshawa Generals.

This contract will surely slide and become effective in 2022-23 when the youngster turns pro. For now it’s merely a promise of future service, and employment.

Senators sign goaltender Filip Gustavsson to two-year deal

OTTAWA, ONT – The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Filip Gustavsson to a two-year contract, the team announced Sunday.

The first year is a two-way deal that will pay him $750,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL. The following 2022-23 season is strictly one-way, and Gustavsson is set to earn $825,000.

Tim Söderlund Traded to Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, AB – Tim Söderlund, a 23-year-old center, split this season between his native Sweden and the United States, was traded along with Duncan Keith to the Edmonton Oilers for Caleb Jones. Tim scored 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 23 games for Almtuna IS of HockeyAllsvenskan, the second-tier professional league in Sweden, and had five assists in 23 games for Rockford of the American Hockey League.

Wild signs forward Dominic Turgeon to a one-year, two-way contract

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Dominic Turgeon to a one-year, two-way contract ($750,000/$155,000).

Turgeon, 25, collected 13 points (6-7=13) in 31 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2020-21 season. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, recorded a season-high five shots Feb. 13 at Cleveland and a season-high three-game point streak (1-3=4) from March 20-27. The left-shot forward owns 106 points (42-64=106), seven game-winning goals (GWG), 81 PIM and 458 shots on goal in 306 career AHL games with the Griffins (2016-21). He has five points (2-3=5) and 28 shots in 22 AHL playoff contests (2017, 2019).

Rookie Year Experience has Mackey Ready to Go

CALGARY, AB – When you start with dessert, vegetables don’t sound so appealing.

So you can forgive Connor Mackey if he was taken aback for a second when it came time to ditch the cake and dive in to the cauliflower.

Since signing with the Flames prior to the team hitting the bubble for the 2019-20 postseason, all he’d known was life in the NHL. He was with the Flames throughout the stay in the Edmonton bubble. He had a strong preseason camp in 2020-21 and earned a spot with the big club to start the campaign.

Then, he found out he was going to head to the Heat.

Goaltender Cale Morris Excited To Build Off Rookie Season; Re-Signs With IceHogs For 2021-22 Campaign

ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced today that goaltender Cale Morris has re-signed with the club on an AHL contract for the 2021-22 season.

Morris, 25, appeared in seven contests with the IceHogs during the 2021 campaign, going 2-3-0 with a 2.52 goals-against average and an impressive .923 save percentage. The Larkspur, Colorado, native made his professional debut on Feb. 22 in a relief appearance vs. Cleveland (13 saves on 14 shots in the third period) and won both of his first two professional starts, racking up 35 saves in a 3-2 win over Cleveland on Feb. 23 and a season-high 38 saves on Mar. 22 to help the IceHogs to a 6-1 victory over Iowa.

CHL Prospect Pipeline – Tyler Tullio and the Edmonton Oilers

OSHAWA, ONT – Possessing an ideal combination of skill and grit, the Oshawa Generals centre was originally chosen with the 11th pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. Debuting with the club later that fall, Tullio made an immediate impression in putting together a solid rookie season where he provided reliable secondary scoring support with 15 goals and 27 assists for 42 points across 60 appearances. In all, that performance saw Tullio rank sixth among all freshmen scorers league-wide and helped him earn a spot on the 2018-19 OHL Second All-Rookie Team. The product of Lakeshore, Ont., then took another step as a sophomore as he produced north of a point-per-game in registering 27 goals and 39 assists through 62 showings. Playing the 2020-21 campaign on loan with HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas of the top professional Slovakian league, Tullio was a natural fit in the pro ranks as he posted 13 points counting four goals and nine assists through his 19-game set. A mid-round selection by the Oilers in last summer’s NHL Draft, the 2002-born forward is primed to return to the Generals for the coming season.

Stars’ Riley Damiani wins Red Garrett Award as ’20-21 AHL Rookie of the Year

AUSTIN, TX – The American Hockey League announced today that Texas Stars forward Riley Damiani has been voted the winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie for the 2020-21 season.

The award was voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 28 active cities.

Damiani, who earned spots on the AHL All-Rookie Team and the Central Division All-Star Team for 2020-21, led all AHL rookies in scoring and tied for third in the overall scoring race with 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 36 games for Texas. He notched two goals and an assist for the Stars on opening night and was named the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for March after registering 15 points in 10 games, including a streak of five consecutive multiple-point outings. Damiani finished his rookie season with an eight-game scoring streak.

A fifth-round selection by Dallas in the 2018 NHL Draft, Damiani turned pro after four seasons with Kitchener in the Ontario Hockey League. The 21-year-old native of Mississauga, Ont., served as captain of his junior club and led the team in scoring in 2019-20. He signed an entry-level NHL contract with the Stars on April 1, 2019.