Jets put Sami Niku on unconditional waivers
Ken Wiebe: The Winnipeg Jets have put defenseman Sami Niku on unconditional waivers for the aim of terminating his contract.
Chris Johnston: Niku isn’t heading over to Europe however is searching for a contemporary begin with an NHL workforce.
Scott Billeck: Terminating Niku’s contract doesn’t have something to do with defenseman Ville Heinola.
Murat Ates: “Sami Niku is on his way out. The Jets tried to recoup assets for him by trade but could not. What a stunning turn in player value from 2017-18 to now. Whatever “blame” belongs to participant and membership, Winnipeg ought to look lengthy and onerous to ensure it dealt with him the perfect they might.”
Larry Brooks: “The (now) 24-year-old Finnish defenseman was deemed untouchable by Winnipeg leading up to the trade deadline of ’19 when Rangers were talking to Jets about Kevin Hayes.”
Jonathan Drouin explains why he left half method by means of final season
TSN: Montreal Canadiens ahead Jonathan Drouin on why he left that April twenty third sport and didn’t play for the rest of the season.
“You know I’ve had anxiety problems for many years, insomnia problems that relate to my anxiety. That week in Calgary where we played 3 games, I missed all 3 of them, wasn’t feeling good. That was where you know hit a wall for me and it was time to stepped away from the game and literally take a step back from everything and kind of enjoy life and I needed it. It was hard for me to do at that time and obviously, playoffs were coming around. So, wasn’t an easy thing to do and I’m proud of what I’ve done and happy I did it. I’m 26 years old so I wanted to do it at that point in my career and feel good for the next years.”
Travis Zajac retires as a Devil
Andrew Gross: The New Jersey Devils signed Travis Zajac to a one-day contract after which he introduced his retirement.
Zajac will stay with the workforce in participant improvement and consulting. He’ll additionally work on rising their youth hockey initiatives.
Amanda Stein: Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald had contacted Zajac this offseason to see if he was curious about taking part in for the Devils this season however Zajac felt it was the time to hold up the skates.
From draft day along with his dad to turning into one himself. And all of the moments in between that had been Made in Jersey.
Our Black & Red normal.
Our Devil for all times. pic.twitter.com/RrLHhrWyHh
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 20, 2021
All the perfect in your retirement, Travis Zajac.
The longtime @NJDevils ahead collected 550 factors in 1,024 profession video games with the workforce. He is one in all solely 4 gamers with a minimum of 500 factors with the franchise. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/ZmHcstbzun
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 20, 2021
Travis Zajac, retiring from hockey, was a top-line defensive matchup centre in his prime, and remained dependable by means of his thirties as properly. Happy retirement. #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/aaBgHir5ZF
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) September 20, 2021