The Islanders announced they’ve signed Simon Holmstrom, their first-rounder, to his ELC. We’ll see where he winds up, but that can officially be here now.
Meanwhile, San Diego has its coach, and he’s no stranger to the Anaheim organization:
|HFD||Keith McCambridge (4/16)||—|
|CLE||John Madden (5/29)||Mike Eaves (6/18)|
|SD||Dallas Eakins (ANA, 6/17)||Kevin Dineen (7/15)|
|CHA||Mike Vellucci (6/28)||Ryan Warsofsky (7/10)|
|WBS||Clark Donatelli (6/28)||Mike Vellucci (6/28)|
That leaves just Hartford, the first vacancy, without a coach at the moment.
Dave Borges on a couple of Connecticut kids playing minor-league ball together, and one of them is Dean Lockery, nephew of Bridgeport penalty timekeeper Frank Camera.
And RIP, Pernell Whitaker, Bob Guarente, Walt Michaels and Denise Nickerson.