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Finnish forward Niklas Hagman, who played in the NHL for nearly a decade, has signed a contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the team told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
Lokomotiv’s entire roster perished in an air crash last September, when the team was heading to its first game of the season in the Belarus capital Minsk.
Since then, the three-time Russian champion has been assembling a new squad for its return to the KHL next season.
via the Flames Media Relations department,
“I met with Nik last Thursday, when we placed him on waivers, and told him we have been trying to trade him. While some teams expressed interest, no one was willing to take on the contract. I advised Nik that upon clearing waivers we would place him on re-entry waivers and I gave him permission to speak with other teams. We are pleased for Nik that he was claimed and we wish him well. We feel we have prospects in Abbotsford who deserve a chance to come up and play, such as Paul Byron among others, and Nik did not fit in our plans going forward. As a result of this transaction, we get a contract back and we gain additional cap space, both of which provide us with greater flexibility.”
Calgary Flames General Manager
via Bob McKenzie tweets,
ANA claims Niklas Hagman on re-entry waivers from CGY.
CGY responsible for half of Hagman’s remaining salary ($3M annually) and a cap hit of $1.5M. ANA pays the balance and also has $1.5M cap hit
Hagman’s contract expires at the end of this season.
Today’s three cheers (an all-goalie edition!) for those who deserve as much from their performances of a night ago:
***Cheers to Edmonton’s Nikolai Khabibulin, who turned aside 26 Florida shots in the Oilers 3-2 win over the Panthers, for his second win in as many outings on the young season. After off-ice woes and injury problems recently, Khabibulin’s solid start to 2010-11 is a great sign for both he and a young and exciting Oilers club. If he can return to form and stay healthy, the many pundits who automatically tabbed Edmonton for the Western Conference cellar will end up looking awfully silly come season’s end.
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from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,
For Niklas Hagman, having a father who blazed a trail from Finland to the National Hockey League was motivation enough to follow in his footsteps.
Matti Hagman was the first Finnish born and trained player to make it to the NHL — playing with the Boston Bruins, Quebec Nordiques and Edmonton Oilers in the late ’70s and early ’80s — before finishing his hockey career in his homeland
Born in 1979, Niklas Hagman was too young to remember his dad’s final NHL days in Edmonton, but he grew up in locker-rooms overseas and couldn’t deny his love for the game he was raised around.
“I pretty much grew up at the rink. I was one of the little boys that are running around in the equipment room and all that stuff when there were optional skates and guys bring their kids. I was one of them when I was small,” Hagman said Sunday after stepping onto the ice for the first time at Calgary Flames training camp after missing Saturday’s session with the flu. “I knew right away that I wanted to be a hockey player. It was a huge influence.”
New York Islanders defenceman Brendan Witt was suspended for five games Friday for an elbow to Toronto Maple Leafs’ Niklas Hagman on Thursday night.
Brendan Witt of the Islanders received 5 minutes for an elbow plus a 10 and game misconduct for the hit on Niklas Hagman of the Leafs.
Hagman did not return to the game which was won by Toronto 5-4 in a shootout.
from Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star,
There isn’t much the Leafs can do now but tend to their injured stars and regroup.
Another frustrating night – one in which they couldn’t dial up their intensity until it was too late – was compounded by injuries to rookie defenceman Luke Schenn and talented forward Niklas Hagman.
Schenn’s loss will be significant – an estimated two weeks with a suspected left leg injury suffered in a collision with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, who certainly had his wrecking ball out last night in the way he was hitting Leaf players.
Hagman took a knee to the head and, while he felt better by the end of the night, he left the game after one shift in the second period feeling “groggy.”
via TSN Tracker,
Toronto Maple Leafs sign UFA forward Niklas Hagman to a four-year contract
Update 7:02pm ET: TSN notes the deal for Hagman is 4 years, $12 million contract.
from the Star-Telegram,
Nobody thought the Stars’ left wing would maintain that 82-goal pace—some reporters put it out there for fun—but it raised the possibility of a breakthrough season.
That possibility became reality Sunday when the 28-year-old scored his career-high 18th goal—and that’s with 31 regular-season games remaining. Last season, he set a career high with 17 goals. He scored two goals in the 5-2 victory over Anaheim, one short-handed and one into an empty net.
His continuing improvement shows how well the Stars made out when they acquired him from Florida in December 2005 for a seventh-round pick.