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Montreal Canadiens pick forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi third overall at NHL draft

Montreal Canadiens pick forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi third overall at NHL draft

DALLAS — Jesperi Kotkaniemi knew the Montreal Canadiens were hungry for help down the middle. He hopes hit can he can fill that void after the club used the third pick in the first round of the NHL draft Friday to select the 17-year-old centre.
Vancouver Canucks use seventh overall pick to select defenceman Quintin Hughes

Vancouver Canucks use seventh overall pick to select defenceman Quintin Hughes

DALLAS — The Vancouver Canucks came into the first round of the NHL draft looking to add speed and talent to their blue line. They got their man Friday, selecting defenceman Quintin Hughes with seventh overall pick.
Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

DALLAS — The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals cleared some space to try to re-sign a handful of key free agents by trading veteran defenceman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in t
Ottawa Senators select winger Brady Tkachuk fourth overall in NHL draft

Ottawa Senators select winger Brady Tkachuk fourth overall in NHL draft

DALLAS — Brady Tkachuk earned some family bragging rights Friday. The Ottawa Senators selected the 18-year-old winger with the fourth overall pick in the NHL draft, two spots higher than older brother Matthew went to the Calgary Flames in 2016.
Maple Leafs trade down, use 29th pick to select defenceman Rasmus Sandin

Maple Leafs trade down, use 29th pick to select defenceman Rasmus Sandin

DALLAS — Rasmus Sandin had an inkling the Toronto Maple Leafs would be calling his name after meeting with management before the NHL draft. The 18-year-old defenceman's intuition turned out to be spot on. Toronto traded down from No. 25 to No.
Winnipeg QB Chris Streveler impressive in Bombers 56-10 rout of Alouettes

Winnipeg QB Chris Streveler impressive in Bombers 56-10 rout of Alouettes

MONTREAL — Blue Bombers coach Mike O'Shea says his rookie quarterback isn't playing like a rookie at all. QB Chris Streveler picked apart the Alouettes defence in the air and on the ground as Winnipeg walked all over Montreal 56-10 on Friday night.

Calgary Flames forced to watch first round of NHL draft

DALLAS — The Calgary Flames sat and watched the first 31 picks of the NHL draft on Friday night. And as things stand, they'll also be waiting at their table at American Airlines Center for a good chunk of Saturday.

After dealing away their top pick, Jets watch first round, focus on free agents

DALLAS — Minus a first-round pick in this year's NHL draft, Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is focusing his attention on the team's free agents. The Jets dealt their top selection in 2018 — which turned out to be No.
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended through Aug. 4

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended through Aug. 4

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna through Aug. 4 for violating the league's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.
Radford ahead of Toronto's Pride parade: "We're making great strides"

Radford ahead of Toronto's Pride parade: "We're making great strides"

TORONTO — Balmertown once held painful memories for Eric Radford. Growing up as the only figure skater in the tiny hockey town of 4,000 residents in northern Ontario, he was mercilessly bullied.