Persson announced, etc.

The John Person contract became official. Pithy but heartfelt comment via e-mail from signee himself: “It feels great to be a part of the Isles/Bridgeport!” Off his ATO, would imagine the feeling’s mutual.

The Marlies’ Matt Frattin, who has a league-leading 10 goals in the playoffs (including the empty-netter to clinch the OKC series and an earlier goal in that game), is done with a knee injury. Ouch. Series finally starts Friday.

New format for the 2014 World Junior: no playoff byes anymore for the group winners, and fourth place gets you to the quarterfinals. (They’ll stick with the old format for the tournament this new year’s.)

A pre-draft feature on Enfield’s Robbie Baillargeon.

Writer Chris Jones surprised people with the Cup.

And RIP, Johnny Tapia and Doc Watson.

Michael Fornabaio