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Weber climbs all-time power play goal list, new hires, Rhett Pitlick to the Tri-City Storm, Willie O’Ree discusses MLK Jr. Day, his jersey retirement, and racial equality in the NHL, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Shea Weber claims tenth all time on the list of power play scorers. [Twitter]
  • Habs announce hiring of Ben Shutron as an amateur scout in Western Canada. [Canadiens]
  • Jake Allen was very much looking forward to his first start. [Twitter]
  • Habs prospect Rhett Pitlick has been acquired by the Tri-City Storm. [Twitter]
  • Joël Bouchard remembers his dear friend Derek Aucoin. [La Presse]
  • Connor McDavid keeps on improving — something that keeps teams around the league, including the Habs, impressed. [Yahoo]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Willie O’Ree speaks about the significance of Martin Luther King Junior Day in the NHL, his number being retired by the Bruins, and more. [NBC Sports | Sportsnet]
  • Anson Carter and Kim Davis talk about O’Ree and the need to keep the momentum in the push for racial equality in the NHL. [NBC Sports]
  • Harnarayan Singh’s presence in the broadcasting booth is a much needed breath of fresh air. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Glasgow Clan Ice Hockey was supposed to celebrate their ten year anniversary this year. Instead there is no hockey. [BBC]
  • Nothing is normal about this season, and road trips are just one of the things that have altered dramatically. [The Athletic]
  • Jason Spezza clears waivers and the Leafs avoid losing him to another team and retirement. [Yahoo]
  • Freddie Andersen responded to his detractors by playing a strong game against Winnipeg. [Sportsnet]
  • The IIHF officially withdraws the World Championships from Belarus. [Yahoo]
  • The Senators are working on their face-offs in hopes of strengthening their chances. [TSN]
  • It’s early days yet, but Tim Stützel has impressed in Ottawa. [Sportsnet]
  • The NWHL is poised to start their season in a bubble at Lake Placid. [Sportsnet]