The Boston Bruins scored a managerial victory Wednesday when they landed Harvard center John Farinacci. He was considered the top college free agent.
Farinacci, a Arizona Coyotes’ third-round pick, became a free agent Tuesday when the Coyotes’ negotiation rights expired. The Massachusetts native posted 20 points in 19 games. The Bruins lost two centers (Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci) to retirement this season. The Bruins set an NHL record for points last season.
Red Wings’ draft pick Robert Mastrosimone also became a free agent Tuesday. He played his college hockey at Boston University and Arizona State. As of Thursday morning, he was still unsigned. Reports say some teams are interested in Mastrosimone. He put up 42 points in 38 games last season for Arizona State.
Twenty-four college players, previously drafted by NHL teams, became free agents this week.
Mastrosimone is from Bay Shore on Long Island. Good production for ASU this year. Might be an interesting fit for the B-#Isles.
Having a Long Island product in the pool would be fun too. https://t.co/f7YNgIQSa7
— Michel Anderson (@TLOMitch) August 15, 2023
Red Wings Offseason
The Red Wings’ NHL Prospect Schedule in Traverse City: Thursday, Sept. 14, vs. Dallas Stars, 6:30 p.m; Saturday, Sept. 16, vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 17 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 2 p.m.. Tickets are $15 for the games at Ice Centre Arena.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Jeff Petry’s first choice was a trade to his hometown Detroit Red Wings. The Canadiens honored that request.
- Joe Veleno says he is not concerned that he’s the only Detroit player still unsigned.
- Red Wings draftee Jack Phelan had a development plan and he’s sticking to it.
- Former Red Wing Bobby Baun is remembered as the man who played in the Stanley Cup Final on a broken leg. He scored an overtime goal.
Hockey Now Network
Buffalo: Mike Augello takes a look at Buffalo Sabers prospect Viljami Marjala
Chicago: Writer Nate Brown reminisces about playing bubble hockey as a kid. Chicago Blackhawks.
Florida: George Richards takes a look at what the Florida Panthers’ defense will look like this season.
Philadelphia: The Flyers lose a first-round pick and gain a second-round pick. Chuck Bausman. Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh: Dan Kingerski looks at alternatives to signing Tomas Tatar. Could the Penguins trade Jeff Carter. Pittsburgh Penguins.
San Jose: Coach David Quinn offered his initial thoughts about the San Jose Sharks‘ acquisition of Mikael Granlund.