The Colorado Avalanche took another day off following their return home from a five-game road trip and first regulation defeat in St. Louis. Therefore any update on Mikko Rantanen’s lower body injury was on hold until today. Fingers crossed that it just looked much worse than feared.
On the prospect front, Alex Newhook took a detour on the way back to Boston after his weekend in Denver playing against the number one ranked Pioneers. Newhook had the privilege to go back to his hometown in Newfoundland as part of a feature on the area and also to meet up with his sister Abby who is an elite hockey talent in her own right. More details about their relationship and journey through hockey together are detailed as well by [Sportsnet].
"She definitely gives me a run for my money."— Rogers Hometown Hockey (@hometownhockey_) October 21, 2019
First round draft pick for the @Avalanche, @AlexNewhook_ and his sister @abby_newhook joined us in their hometown of @CityofStJohns to chat about their strong bond, leaving home to pursue their hockey dreams and more. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/M2bCaWbl1t
Speaking of prospects, Josh Dickinson was named ECHL Player of the Week following his back-to-back hat trick efforts. Dickinson leads the league in goals with seven in five games alongside teammate Travis Barron in second place with six goals in five contests.
Old Friends are always popping back up in the news and this week it’s Jamie McGinn grabbing a try-out with the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate in Charlotte. After an injury shortened season where he only played 19 games with the Florida Panthers, McGinn is hoping for a comeback and with the same organization his youngest brother Brock plays for.
After missing time to start the year, third overall draft pick Kirby Dach is healthy and playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. In his second NHL game Tuesday night, he scored the first goal of his NHL career.