NHL Canadian Corner – Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Reaction from P.K. Subban, Roberto Luongo, Dion Phaneuf, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle on their invitations to Canada’s Olympic hockey orientation camp and more.

P.K. Subban hoping to represent Canada at the Olympics.

P.K. Subban hoping to represent Canada at the Olympics.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens defenseman and Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban called his invitation to Team Canada’s Olympic orientation camp “a very cool honour”. Subban will be joined by Canadiens teammate Carey Price at the camp.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks Roberto Luongo and Dan Hamhuis are both excited about their invitations to Canada’s Olympic orientation camp.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs defenseman and team captain Dion Phaneuf is looking forward to his second Olympic orientation camp.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Taylor Hall acknowledged he’ll have his work cut out for him to impress at the upcoming Olympic orientation camp. He’ll be joined by Oilers teammate Jordan Eberle.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Of the aforementioned players, Subban likely stands the best chance of making the team. I’d give Luongo a good shot at it too. As for the others, a strong camp helps, but it’ll be their play in the opening two months of the season which should determine if they make the cut or not.

NHL.COM: The Ottawa Senators have re-signed defenseman Patrick Wiercioch to a three-year contract. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: CapGeek.com lists his new contract as being worth $2 million per season. Nice little raise above the $875K per season he earned on his entry-level deal, especially since he only had 50 regular season games and 16 playoff games on his resume over the past two seasons.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets, in addition to re-sign Bryan Little yesterday, also signed winger Anthony Peluso to a two-year contract.

NHL.COM: The Calgary Flames have signed center Sean Monahan to a three-year entry-level contract.


  1. Wiercioch may only have played 50 NHL games.. but last season he was the 2nd best scorer among rookie defensemen in the NHL. He played pretty well in relief of all of those injuries in Ottawa last season.

    The average is 2M.. .but we don’t know the breakdown of what next season’s actually salary is.

    So until you know… don’t criticize..

    • Who’s criticizing? I’m pointing out he got a nice little raise despite his limited time in the NHL. Don’t be so quick to jump to conclusions.

      Contrary to your opinion, a three-year deal worth $6 million is not the average, regardless of the salary variance, for a blueliner with such limited NHL time.