Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL. The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.
The New York Rangers have decided against using their final compliance buyout on forward Brad Richards this season.
The 33-year-old has seven years and $36 million left on his deal that has an annual cap hit of $6.667 million.
Richards was one of the most coveted free-agents during the off-season in 2011 before he chose to sign with the Rangers spurning reported offers from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers.
The Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Jakub Kindl to a four-year deal:
The 26-year-old Kindl was a restricted free agent. He’ll make $2.4 million a year under the new contract.
Kindl was drafted by the Red Wings in 2005 and made his NHLdebut in 2009.
The NHL has named it’s All-Rookie Team with Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau leading the way:
Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers and fellow finalists Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens and Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks are among those chosen for the NHL’s All-Rookie team Saturday.
And in a move that may upset a few, especially those in Columbus, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has been named the NHL 14 cover athlete:
In a cover vote campaign that received 22 million votes online and an additional million votes through Twitter, Brodeur was selected as the cover athlete of the upcoming NHL 14 game.
“I’m really excited to get voted on to the NHL 14 cover,” Brodeur told the Devils website. “I think it’s a great honor for me and for my family to represent not just myself but the New Jersey Devils on the cover of the EA Sports NHL game.”
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