Varady joins Coyotes coaching staff
— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) January 9, 2021
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
"I was excited the moment I stepped on the ice."
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 10, 2021
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
— Västerviks IK (@VasterviksIK) January 9, 2021
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, Eetu Tuulola, Colton Poolman, and Garret Sparks have been assigned to Stockton by the #Flames.
— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) January 9, 2021
#Flames Camp Update: Sam Bennett will not skate today (unfit to participate).
In addition, forward Justin Kirkland has been assigned to the @AHLHeat and forward Brett Ritchie has been signed to a PTO.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 9, 2021
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
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) January 9, 2021
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
📝 Roster updates 📝
Forwards Adam Cracknell & Seth Griffith have been placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Bakersfield. pic.twitter.com/7RL7j2tfDG
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 9, 2021
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.