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CDT, July 2, 2014 Continuing to add depth to the organization, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday they have signed 27-year-old defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to a one-year deal. Cumiskey spent last season playing in Sweden, where he compiled 28 points (four goals, 24 assists) in 45 games. The Canadian blueliner has played in 132 NHL games since being drafted by the Colorado Avalanche 222nd overall in the 2005 entry draft. The Western Hockey League alum also has played in six Stanley Cup playoff games, recording a goal and an assist for the Avalanche. Cumiskey has spent the bulk of his professional career in the United States playing in the American Hockey League, where he had 81 points (19 goals and 62 assists) in 153 games with Albany and Lake Erie. This is the Hawks’ second signing this week. On Tuesday, they signed center Brad Richards to a one-year, $2 milllion deal. Copyright 2014 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC chi-defenseman-kyle-cumiskey-signs-20140702 The Chicago Tribune welcomes civil dialogue; you must register to participate. We filter comments for adherence to our Terms of Service , but not for accuracy. By commenting, you agree to these legal terms . Please flag inappropriate comments. source:

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Apparently, that gene never takes a break for hockey players, even when theyre on the phone with the President of the United States. New York native Dustin Brown received a fairly important phone call this week, as Barack Obama called the Kings captain to congratulate him and the organization on winning the Stanley Cup. The Kings posted the video to their website, and in it, Obama offered his sincere praise of what was an exciting postseason run. That was a great series, Obama said, referring to the Kings five-game win over the New York Rangers. Although, I guess if youre a New Yorker, maybe not so much. Brown then interjected. Or a Chicago fan, Brown said. Brown made the Chicago comment, of course, because the Kings defeated the Blackhawks in an epic seven-game series in the Western Conference finals. Brown himself assisted on the goal that tied Game 7 in the third period, and the Kings went on to win in overtime. The dig clearly landed on Obama, a proud supporter of Chicago sports teams. See, I dont know why you had to go there, Obama said. Still, the leader of the free world was able to acknowledge the Kings greatness. source:

17.Rob Wetterholt | KALAMAZOO, MI Incoming Western Michigan University forward Matheson Iacopelli was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday. Chosen with the 83rd pick in the third round, the future Bronco became the 55th hockey player drafted in program history and his selection marks the fourth straight draft a future or current WMU player has been picked. Iacopelli is set to join the Broncos for the 2015-16 season. “It’s a huge honor to be drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks organization and getting a chance to be a part of an Original Six team someday,” Iacopelli told the official website of his United State Hockey League team, the Muskegon Lumberjacks. “It’s a surreal feeling right now as I really didn’t have any expectations of how high I was going to get selected. I was just happy to be picked as I couldn’t have accomplished it without the help of my family, friends, and coaching staff. This past season (with the Lumberjacks) was all about hard work, sacrifice, and having a little fun along the way to help get to me to where I am at today.” A 6-foot-3 native of Brownstown, Michigan, Iacopelli led the USHL in goals as a member of the Lumberjacks with a team-record 41 in 58 games. He finished seventh in overall points by adding 22 assists, setting another Lumberjacks record for total points with 63. Iacopelli is the third Bronco to be drafted in the third round, and his selection ties Kevin Connauton and Joe Corvo as the fifth-highest draft pick in WMU history. “We are very excited for Matheson,” WMU hockey coach Andy Murray said in a statement. “Chicago is a great organization and we are pleased that they are recognizing his hard work and abilities.” source:

Future WMU hockey forward Matheson Iacopelli drafted by Chicago Blackhawks in third round |

The Neal trade keeps this thing from being a total disaster.GRADE: C+ New Jersey Devils The Devils desire to become home for every Czech player over 30 continued, as Martin Havlat was signed for a huge value contract of 1 year and $1.5 million. But the boldest move was for Mike Cammalleri at 5 years and $25 million. Will he help the offense? Yes. Is it too much money and term? Of course. Will Lou Lamoriello find a way to magically make that contract disappear if things dont work out? Fuhgeddaboudit GRADE: B- New York Islanders GM Garth Snow landed the very, very, very poor mans Selanne and Kariya. Mikhail Grabovski (4 years, $20M) and Nikolai Kulemin (4 years, $16.75M) are huge depth moves for the Islanders offense. Cory Conacher adds more scoring depth. source:


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