Ryan Johnston eyes Montreal roster spot
Last season, Ryan Johnston tallied 12 assists in 37 games with the St. John's Ice Caps, but it was an unexpected phone call following a Saturday night game that made the setbacks, sacrifice, and training all worthwhile. It was his call-up to the NHL.
Columbus giving Werenski power play opportunities
The Blue Jackets aren’t easing Zach Werenski into his freshman campaign. The 19-year-old had a fantastic professional debut. He was a major catalyst on the Lake Erie Monsters’ defense, scoring 14 points en route to the Calder Cup championship.
Czarnik hoping to exceed expectations
Between killing penalties, playing at the point on power plays and his even-strength shifts for the Providence Bruins, Austin Czarnik scored 20 goals and 61 points in 68 games — seventh on the AHL scoring list.