Daily Dose of the DUB: Varady joins Coyotes, Barzal gets three years, and more

Varady joins Coyotes coaching staff

From 2003 until 2011, Jay Varady was part of the Everett Silvertips coaching staff. Varady has since taken on four different head coaching positions, including stints with Augers (France), Sioux City Musketeers (USHL), Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), and the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL). Varady will be joining the Arizona Coyotes as an assistant coach.

Barzal signs three-year deal

Mathew Barzal (202GP, 63G, 215A with Seattle Thunderbirds ’13-’17) has signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders. Barzal was the 16th overall pick of the Islanders at the 2015 NHL Draft. He was the first overall pick by the Thunderbirds at the 2012 WHL Draft. Barzal went on to win the Ed Chynoweth Cup with Seattle to end the 2016-17 season, where he was named playoff MVP. He then went on to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year.

Gropp signs with Vasterviks IK

Ryan Gropp (258GP, 117G, 137A with Seattle Thunderbirds ’13-’17) has signed on with Vasterviks IK of HockeyAllsvenskan. It will be Gropp’s first season overseas following three seasons split between the AHL and ECHL. Last season was spent with the Hartford Wolf Pack (36GP, 4G, 7A) and Maine Mariners (10GP, 3G, 4A). Gropp was a member of the 2016-17 WHL Champion Seattle Thunderbirds.

Flames make roster assignments

Luke Philp (264GP, 103G, 148A with Kootenay Ice and Red Deer Rebels ’11-’16), Eetu Tuulola (62GP, 18G, 13A with Everett Silvertips ’16-’17), and Justin Kirkland (199GP, 71G, 98A with Kelowna Rockets ’11-’16) have all been assigned to the Stockton Heat of the AHL by the Calgary Flames.

Panthers assign Ludvig

John Ludvig (169GP, 24G, 63A with Portland Winterhawks ’17-’20) has been assigned by the Florida Panthers to their AHL team the Syracuse Crunch.

Oilers assign Skinner, Cracknell on waivers

The Edmonton Oilers trimmed their roster yesterday which included Stuart Skinner (207GP, 104-72-15, 3.22GAA, .908sv% with Lethbridge Hurricanes and Swift Current Broncos ’13-’14) been assigned to Bakersfield Condors (AHL) and Adam Cracknell (283GP, 94G, 119A with Kootenay ICE ’02-’06) who has been placed on waivers to facilitate his assignment to the Condors.

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