The Stanley Cup Daily – Koivu Out in Minnesota, Sens Rebrand

NHL News and Notes from Friday, September 18th, 2020

News

Ottawa Senators 2020-21

  • The Ottawa Senators announced that they will be changing their logo back to their original look.
    • With a minor retouch the Senators return to their roots as they reveal that they will be using their inaugural logo from the early 1990’s as their new primary logo.
    • On October 6th the Senators will unveil their new uniforms for the 2020-21 season.

 

Mikko Koivu

  • The Minnesota Wild announced that they will not be re-signing captain Mikko Koivu for the 2020-21 season.
    • Koivu was named the franchise’s first ever full time captain in October of 2009, and wore the “C” for the past 11 seasons.
    • Koivu also holds several franchise records as he is first in Games Played (1,028), Assists (504), Points (709), Plus/Minus (+70), Shots (2,270), PPP (251), PPA (191), SHP (25), Multi-Point Games (153), Faceoffs (19,290), Faceoffs Won (10,354), and Faceoff % (53.7%).

 

  • The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Daniel Sprong to a two year deal.
    • The signing comes a day after forward Brian Pinho was also re-signed by the Capitals to a two year deal.

 

  • As reported by Darren Dreger of TSN, contract talks between the St. Louis Blues and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo have broken down.
    • The Blues have advised Pietrangelo, their captain, to pursue unrestricted free agency.

 

Today’s Games

  • 730p ET – Dallas v. Tampa Bay – Preview

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