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The Daily: Red Wings Unlikely to Show Interest in College UFA St Ivany; Bruins Shopping Smith on Trade Market

Red Wings unlikely to bid for NCAA UFA D John St Ivany

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Don’t be expecting the Detroit Red Wings to be showing interest in college defenseman Jack St Ivany. Even if it does appear that he could be turning into this summer’s version of Jimmy Vesey.

Over a dozen graduating college players were becoming unrestricted free agents on Monday when the NHL teams drafting them were opting not to tender contracts. St Ivany was playing at Boston College the last two seasons and Harvard before that. He was let go by the Philadelphia Flyers.

It’s unlikely that the Detroit Red Wings, with a plethora of defensemen already in the prospect pipeline, will be entering the bidding for St Ivany. However, Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now is reporting that the Pittsburgh Penguins are holding significant interest in St Ivany.

That shouldn’t be surprising. Penguins GM Ron Hextall was GM of the Flyers when they selected St Ivany in the 2018 NHL entry draft.

In the summer of 2016 it was Vesey creating a buzz in NHL circles when he was signing as a UFA with the New York Rangers. However, his definition as an NHLer is as a journeyman. Six NHL seasons have seen Vesey suiting up for five clubs.

Last season, the Red Wings didn’t sign college goalie Keith Petruzzelli. He ended up inking a free-agent deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Former Red Wings Goalie Hellberg Turning Heads Again

When he signed late last season with the Red Wings, the goalie gear of Magnus Hellberg was turning heads. He only got to use it for one NHL game in Detroit.

Signing in the summer with the Seattle Kraken, Hellberg is again causing a commotion with the unveiling of his slick Seattle set up designed by Brian’s.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was snubbed on the NHL Network’s list of the league’s top 20 centers
  • Detroit goalie prospect Jan Bednar is wondering what his hockey future is holding for him
  • Sweden is hopeful that defenseman and Red Wings prospect Simon Edvinsson (illness) will be playing in Wednesday’s World Junior quarterfinals

Hockey Now Network

Boston: An NHL source is telling Boston Hockey Now that the Boston Bruins have been in serious trade talks with another team regarding forward Craig Smith.

Philadelphia: Former Grand Rapids Griffins goalie Pat Nagle is signing with the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms, farm club of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington: What should the Washington Capitals be expecting from Dylan Strome?

Vegas: Could the Vegas Golden Knights pry veteran goalie Semyon Varlamov out of the New York Islanders?

Montreal: Montreal Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens have also been talking to the Islanders about forward Anthony Beauvillier.

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Islanders: NHL Insider John Shannon is reporting that the signing of UFA center Nazem Kadri by the New York Islanders could be announced as soon as the end of this week.

San Jose: Where might there be an NHL market for San Jose Sharks goalies Adin Hill or James Reimer?

Colorado: Garth Joy, a pro scout with the Colorado Avalanche since 1999, is joining the New York Rangers as associate director of player personnel and pro scouting.

Vancouver: While Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was overlooked, the Vancouver Canucks were landing two players among the NHL Network’s Top 20 NHL centers.

Calgary: Will the Calgary Flames play the waiting game in contract talks with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar?

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