According to a report from Sportsnet 650 reporter and Vancouver Canucks insider Rick Dhaliwal, Canucks top prospect Kole Lind is expected to join the organization today and join the Canucks’ AHL affiliate the Utica Comets.
The 19 year old winger from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan recently completed his third full season in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets where he put up and astounding 39 gaols and 95 points in just 58 games. He put up another three goals and eight points in just 4 playoff games.
The former 2nd round pick (33rd overall) of the Canucks at this past June’s 2017 NHL Entry Draft is expected to join an undermanned Comets team that should also get back goaltender Thatcher Demko, forwards Reid Boucher, Nikolay Goldobin, Darren Archibald, Adam Gaudette, Brendan Gaunce and defenceman Ashton Sautner for a strong playoff push.
Luongo with the tweet of the year on Blackhawks’ Scott Foster
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week, you’ve no doubt hear d the story of Scott Foster, the accountant turned NHL superstar on Thursday evening. In attendance at Chicago’s United Center as a third string option for either team the 36 year old former NCAA goalie who now plays beer league rec hockey in Chicago was forced into action when Chicago Blackhawks goalies Anton Forsberg and Collin Delia went down with injury.
Foster was perfect through 14 minutes making seven saves and preserving victory for the Blackhawks over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Foster made some big saves and even earned himself first star honors for his efforts. In short, it was an incredible and historic moment not only just for Foster but for every single over the hill beer league player in history…
The NHL has been buzzing with reaction to Foster’s incredible evening and one superstar, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, couldn’t help himself from chiming in on social media last night.
First, Vegas Golden Knights sniper William Karlsson scored perhaps the goal of the year in last night’s victory over the San Jose Sharks, check it out:
Wow… through the legs, top shelf! Of course, Luongo couldn’t help himself tweeting out:
“Scott Foster stops that while filing his client’s tax returns.”
Wooooooow! How’s that for a top shelf chirp? We love it. Keep being a beauty, Lui.