WINNIPEG – Head coach Paul Maurice says Josh Morrissey is a rare player and he’s happy the young defenceman is sticking with the Winnipeg Jets.
The former restricted free agent signed a two-year, US$6.3-million contract on Sunday, but the top-pairing blue-liner was not scheduled to play in Monday’s first exhibition game at home against the Minnesota Wild after missing the start of training camp.
HUMBOLDT, Sask. – A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead.
Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash.