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Jim Johannson Named Recipient Of The 2018 Lester Patrick Trophy

NEW YORK (Sept. 5, 2018) – The National Hockey League today announced Jim Johannson has been named the recipient of the 2018 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

The annual award, one of the most prestigious in hockey, was presented to the National Hockey League by the New York Rangers in 1966. It honors the memory of Lester Patrick, who spent 50 years in hockey as a player, coach and general manager and was a pioneer in the sport’s development.

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USA Hockey’s Jim Johannson Passed Away Suddenly This Morning

 

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Regier Talks World Hockey Summit And Sabres

Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier is at the World Hockey Summit and will be involved in a symposium on junior hockey development this afternoon at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

Much of the discussion is expected to revolve around the Canadian Hockey League and the impact of the influx of young players from European countries.  The panel will be moderated by Hockey Night in Canada’s Jim Hughson and will include such heavy hitters as Regier, IIHF Vice President Murray Costello and USA Hockey’s Jim Johannson.

“It’s very important for the hockey community to share best practices, ideas, and concerns that everyone has regarding junior development,” Regier said this morning on Toronto’s FAN 590.  “There are a lot of choices out there for kids and I think it’s critical that they choose hockey over all other sports.”

As Sabres fans are well aware, the value of player development for a budget conscious team like Buffalo is a big issue to Regier.  “We don’t get heavily involved in the unrestricted market, and with players becoming unrestricted at the latest at age 27, it puts tremendous pressure on junior development, and we’re very dependent on it.”

Regier also admitted that the Olympics affected franchise goaltender Ryan Miller as the season wore on.  “I think at the end we did see him maybe not as sharp as he was at the top of the season.  When you have someone playing that many games and with very little rest time it’s going to impact him.”

The Sabres open training camp with “Puck Drop 2010” at HSBC Arena on September 18.

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