Saturday Habs Headlines: Meet the new kid, Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Jesperi Kotkaniemi becomes the newest Hab, several teams have named new assistant coaches, Lars Eller takes the Cup to Denmark, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • As the Habs’ newest Finn, Jesperi Kotokaniemi hopes to follow in the footsteps of Saku Koivu. [NHL]
  • Max Domi was quick to welcome his newest teammate. [Twitter]
  • Kotkaniemi had a feeling that the Canadiens would call his name at the draft. [] (Finnish)]
  • Jesperi has a message for Habs fans! [Twitter]/
  • Youppi! made an appearance at a very special graduation party. [Twitter]/
  • Les Canadiennes defenceman Melanie Desrochers and media relations manager Safia Ahmad are starting a podcast this summer. [Twitter]
  • The Canadiens’ development camp will open at the end of June. [Canadiens]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The only trade that involved roster players at the draft sent Brooks Orpik and Philipp Grubauer to Colorado in turn for the 47th overall pick. [TSN]
  • Filip Zadina was not happy that the Habs and Oilers passed on him. [Sportsnet]
  • The Detroit Red Wings have hired Dan Bylsma as assistant coach. [Twitter]/
  • Dominik Bokk is looking to follow in the footsteps of teammate Elias Pettersson. [IIHF]
  • The Bolts have named Jeff Halpern assistant coach. [Twitter]
  • Mike Sullivan says that his relationship with Phil Kessel is just fine. [The Athletic]
  • TSN will partner with the Humboldt Broncos to broadcast their season opener on September 12th. [TSN Hockey]
  • Steve Dangle explores the many branches of the trade tree that began with the Islanders’ fifth overall pick in 2008, and included Luke Schenn and James van Riemsdyk. [Sportsnet]
  • The Stanley Cup made it's first trip to Denmark with Lars Eller this summer. [Instagram]/

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