NHL News: Joe Thornton on his way back to Toronto, Nick Foligno loves Max Domi trade, and more

Joe Thornton (Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports)

As we await word on an NHL vote and announcement, Joe Thornton got a send off from his Swiss hockey club, HC DAVOS. Reports are now coming out that he’s on his way to the Toronto Maple Leafs to prepare for training camp.

Joe Thornton heading back for NHL Training camp

Hockey Club Davos wished Joe Thornton well, as he leaves the team to join the Maple Leafs.

“The start of the NHL Season is approaching. Big Joe got the “marching orders” last night from the Maple Leafs and leaves in the next few hours for Canada,” the translated tweet said.

“We only have to say THANK YOU for the incredible time we spent together. Forever Love, HC Davos!”

Nick Foligno loves Max Domi

Nick Foligno
Nick Foligno (NHLI)

The Columbus Blue Jackets captain, Nick Foligno was on TSN Radio and weighed in on the big trade this offseason.

“I think we gain a really good player in Max Domi,” he told the Montreal radio station. “I know things didn’t work out last year, but I remember how dominant he was a year earlier.

Foligno, who is known as one of the NHL’s best captains commented specifically on Domi’s “competitive fire”. He believes that will make him a perfect fit for John Tortorella’s Jackets. “I’m pretty excited to have him on our team.”

He was also very complimentary of Josh Anderson, and called him a great player and teammate. “He’s going to fit in really well in Montreal,” Foligno concluded.

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