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.
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.