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Saturday Habs Headlines: Meet the new kid, Jesperi Kotkaniemi

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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