The players in the NHL have signed a few autographs this season.
Here’s a look at some notable ones.
Mark Messier, Flyers defenseman Mark Messiers NHL.com article Last season, Mark Messiness signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
This season, Messier signed a three-year contract extension with the Flyers worth $18.5 million.
The Flyers will also have $5 million in dead money due this season, which will be fully absorbed into the salary cap.
He is expected to be a big part of the Flyers blue line.
Braden Holtby, Stars defenseman Braden Eakins NHL.org article Braden, as he is affectionately known by fans and teammates, was recently promoted to captain of the Florida Panthers.
He has been a steady presence on the Florida blue line, and has scored in double digits in four straight games.
His performance has been good enough to earn him the captaincy of the Carolina Hurricanes, who are currently in the playoff hunt.
Kevin Hayes, Sabres forward Kevin Hayes NHL.net article Kevin Hayes is a top-six forward in the AHL who scored four goals and eight assists in 12 games for the Buffalo Sabres last season.
He was a healthy scratch for most of the year, but has been able to carve out a role in the lineup since joining the Sabres.
He will make his NHL debut in the preseason on Saturday.
Jonathan Marchessault, Sabres defenseman Jonathan Marchesin NHL.ru article Jonathan Marchevssault has been one of the Sabres’ best players during his career, with his defensive game, speed and offensive instincts leading the team to an average of 6.2 goals per game last season, third among all NHL defensemen.
He also scored four of his six goals last season on the power play.
Nicklas Backstrom, Capitals defenseman Nicklas Böhme NHL.roster.com source NHL.news article Nicklas “Bojan” Backstrom was acquired by the Capitals from the Detroit Red Wings on December 5, 2013, and played for them for six years before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2018.
He spent the past two seasons with the Ducks, where he had 11 goals and 30 points in 65 games.
He finished the season with 12 goals and 23 points in 61 games, and is expected at the beginning of the 2018-19 season to be an important player for the Ducks.
Brad Stuart, Coyotes defenseman Brad Stuart NHL.tv source NHL website article Brad Stuart played for the Ottawa Senators for three seasons and scored 50 goals and 121 points in 157 games in the past three years.
He had two goals and seven points in 10 playoff games for Ottawa last season and was a strong candidate to be traded to Columbus in the offseason.
Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lindstrom NHL.hu source NHLN article Henrik, as you might know, has been in the middle of a four-game suspension for his role in a fight with his teammate and teammate of late, Evgeny Kuznetsov.
He said he was only doing his job in a very physical situation and the fight was the only reason he was suspended.
Lundqvists suspension will likely end soon and he will be able to return to action in the next few days, as the Rangers will likely start him up in their preseason opener on Saturday in Detroit.
Ryan Spooner, Blackhawks defenseman Ryan Spoonman NHL.nhl.com source NHLN source NHL site article Ryan Spoonerman was signed to a four year, $36 million contract by the Blackhawks in 2018, but the Blackhawks signed him to a three year, for $4.9 million contract this season that will make him a restricted free agent.
The Blackhawks have a $3 million cap hit for the 2018–19 season.
Spooner has scored four times this season and has one goal and two assists in six games.
Zach Parise, Wild goaltender Zach Paris NHL.yahoo.com source NHL.yahoo.com The Winnipeg Jets acquired Parise from the New Jersey Devils on March 31, 2018, and he was expected to make the jump to the NHL next season, but Paris was sidelined by an upper-body injury.
Paris said he felt better than he had for some time.
Brandon Saad, Red Wings defenseman Brandon Saads NHL.sport.com source NHLnews.com Brandon Saad has been with the Red Wings for three years and scored 42 goals and 82 points in 76 games in that time.
He led the Red Wing in goals, assists and points in 2018–2019, finishing fourth in scoring among all defensemen behind Jonathan Ericsson (29 goals, 54 points), Ryan Sproul (28 goals, 56 points) and Erik Karlsson (21 goals, 39 points).
He had a goal and three assists in