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Posts Tagged ‘Edmonton.’

Maple Leafs give Joffrey Lupul contract extension

Joffrey Lupul (photo by Rick Dikeman via wikipedia commons)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have given 29-year-old forward Joffrey Lupul a five-year contract extension which will run through the 2017-18 season.

Lupul signed a 5 year, 26.25 million dollar contract extension.

Lupul played in 66 games last season and ranked second on the team in goals with 25, assists 42 and points 67.

Lupul, whose NHL career started in 2003, has played with Philadelphia, Edmonton and Anaheim prior to being with Toronto.

Lupul was the first player to score a playoff hat-trick in Anaheim franchise history.

 

Info compiled from NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs news

Coyotes’ Whitney reaches 1,000 points

 

Ray Whitney (file photo)

Ray Whitney, who has been playing in the NHL  since 1991, was honored on Tuesday night by the Phoenix Coyotes’ for achieving 1,000 career points.

A former captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Whitney in his second season with the Coyotes, garnered an assist and a power-play goal against Anaheim on Saturday to get to 1,000 points.

The 39-year-old Whitney, has 365 goals, 636 assists for 1,001 points in 1,147 games.

He has also played for San Jose, Edmonton, Florida, Detroit and Carolina.

Whitney was a 23rd overall pick in 1991 by the San Jose Sharks.

 

Info compiled from Phoenix Coyotes, NHL, Radio & TV news

 

POSTGAME NOTES: Edmonton Oilers 6 Columbus Blue Jackets 3

 

Mark Letestu scored his 10th goal for Columbus (file photo)

Rick Nash scored his 26th goal of the season on a penalty shot

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Edmonton with 5 second period goals dumps the Blue Jackets 6-3.

In a battle of the Western Conference and NHL’s worst teams, the loss assured the Blue Jackets that they’ll finish as the league’s 30th-place team.

EDMONTON OILERS POST-GAME DRESSING ROOM:

Chris VandeVelde, center

http://bluejackets.nhl.com/v2/ext/2012/PressBox/PostGameAudio/VandeVelde032512.mp3

Landislav Smid, defenseman

http://bluejackets.nhl.com/v2/ext/2012/PressBox/PostGameAudio/Smid032512.mp3

Tom Renney, head coach

http://bluejackets.nhl.com/v2/ext/2012/PressBox/PostGameAudio/Renney032512.mp3

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS POST-GAME DRESSING ROOM:

Jack Johnson, defenseman

http://bluejackets.nhl.com/v2/ext/2012/PressBox/PostGameAudio/JohnsonJ032512.mp3

Derek Dorsett, right wing

http://bluejackets.nhl.com/v2/ext/2012/PressBox/PostGameAudio/Dorsett032512.mp3

* Attendance was 12,295 at Nationwide Arena.

* Blue Jackets had 6 penalties totaling 12 minutes.

* The Oilers accumulated 8 penalties for 16 minutes.

* Blue Jackets 1 for 5 on power play, while Oilers were 1 for 4.

* Blue Jackets put 32 shots on goal, the Oilers had 38.

* The penalty shot attempted by Rick Nash in the second period was the 25th in franchise history. The Blue Jackets have been successful on seven of those attempts. The last penalty shot goal scored was on March 25, 2010 against the Chicago Blackhawks by Jakub Voracek.

* Columbus is now 14-24-6 all-time vs. Edmonton, including 9-9-4 at Nationwide.

* The Blue Jackets scored the first goal of the game for the 35th time this season. The club is now 18-14-4 in those games, while going 13-3-1 when leading after the first period and 2-29-2 when trailing after two periods.

* Columbus allowed five goals in the second period Sunday afternoon, the most the team has allowed in one period at home in franchise history. It marks the third time this has happened (December 16, 2006 vs. Chicago, first period; October 23, 2001 vs. Los Angeles, first period.

* Goalie Allen York of the Blue Jackets made his sixth appearance of the season when he came in at the start of the 3rd period. He stopped all 10 of the shots he faced in 20 minutes of action.

THREE STARS OF THE GAME:

Ryan Jones was the star for Edmonton with 3 points (NHL photo)

* 1. Ryan Jones, Edmonton left wing with 1 goal, 2 assists.

* 2. Rick Nash, CBJ left wing with a goal and an assist.

* 3. Ladislav Smid, Edmonton defenseman with 1 goal and 1 assist.

* Edmonton improves to 31-36-9 for 71 points overall. 13-21-4 on the road for 30 points.

* Columbus falls to 24-44-7 for 55 total points overall. 14-21-3 for 31 points at home.

 

 

CFL Hall of Famer Murphy, dead at 79

 

Cal Murphy as a QB (By BMurphy6775 via wikipedia commons)

Cal Murphy, a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer, nine-time Grey Cup champion, died in Regina, Saskatchewan, at age 79 on February 18.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 12, 1932, Murphy was a QB/HB as a 5’10, 180-pound player with the British Columbia Lions.

As a coach, general manager and scout, he was employed by the BC Lions, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and in the World Football League with the Frankfurt Galaxy.

Murphy was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2004.

He was awarded the Annis Stutkus Trophy in 1983 and 1984, which is awarded to the CFL Coach of the Year.

During his retirement years, Murphy was a scout for the Indianapolis Colts.

 

Info compiled from Canadian Football League, Radio, TV & internet news

 

Comrie retires from NHL due to 3rd hip surgery in five years

 

Mike Comrie with Edmonton in 2010 (photo by Tabercil, Luke Ford photos via wikipedia commons)

 

Mike Comrie, who scored at least 30 goals in a season, retired from the National Hockey League after having a third hip operation in the past five years.

The 31-year-old former University of Michigan standout retired two weeks after his recent hip surgery.

Due to the injury, he was limited to 127 games the past three years.

He finished his career last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Comrie had just one goal and five assists in 21 games and was an unrestricted free agent when he retired.

The winner of a gold medal for Canada in the 2002 world hockey championship, he is the husband of singer/actress Hilary Duff. The couple is expecting their first child in March.

Comrie played for Edmonton, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Ottawa, the Islanders and Pittsburgh, totaling 589 regular-season games, 168 goals, 197 assists. In 32 career playoff games, he scored four goals with six assists.

Comrie's wife Hilary Duff in 2010 (photo credit Alan Light via wikipedia commons)

Comrie was born in Edmonton and started his NHL career with the Oilers during the 2000-2001 season. The next season, 2001-2002, he scored 33 goals.

 

Info compiled from NHL, Radio & TV news

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