NHL News: Trevor Zegras leads US to Gold, Divisions get sponsors, and Kraken hire assistant GM

Trevor Zegras with World Juniors trophy held high (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

Trevor Zegras was confident that Team Canada hadn’t been tested coming into the Gold Medal game at the WJC. It turns out, he was right.

“You could tell they hadn’t seen that kind of ground game from any other team in the tournament,” he said after the win. “We got a couple of quick goals early in those periods and from there we just kind of put it on shutdown mode and played great defense.”

The United States won it all and Zegras scored a goal and an assist in a 2-0 shutout over the favored Canadians.

NHL News: Trevor Zegras named MVP at WJC

The Anaheim Ducks must be smiling from ear-to-ear this morning. Zegras was selected 9th overall in the 2019 Draft and looks like a star in the making.

Without a doubt, the 19 year-old winger from Bedford, NY played with poise and was the best player in the tournament. He finished with 18 points in 7 games.

Congrats to Trevor Zegras and the entire U.S. National Program.

Make way for the Stanley Tools Cup!

NHL Division sponsors
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Yesterday, the NHL announced each division this season will have a corporate sponsor. Yes, we went from helmets to the names of the divisions.

The National Hockey League (NHL®), in partnership with Discover, Honda, MassMutual and Scotiabank today announced the official division names for the 2020-21 season: Scotia NHL® North Division, Honda NHL® West Division, Discover NHL® Central Division and the MassMutual NHL® East Division. 

NHL PR

I will once again point you to my editorial on the subject and watch it turn into prophecy.

NHL News: Seattle Kraken hire former Sabres GM, Jason Botterill

Ron Francis and the Seattle Kraken have announced the hiring of Jason Botterill as assistant GM and former NHL defenseman, Norm Maciver for Director of Player Personnel.

As the National Hockey League firms up plans for the 2021 Expansion Draft scheduled for July 21, Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis announced two key hires in hockey operations who will help identify the 30 players selected that day and draft picks made in the league’s amateur draft July 23 and July 24. Jason Botterill will join the franchise as an assistant general manager and Norm Maciver is slated to be director of player personnel.

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