I want to wish all fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day. I remember when I was young and just starting to play hockey, my dad packed up the net and my equipment and drove me to a local park. And for three hours or so he taught me how to play the game, on both sides of the puck. His commitment to me at an early age, although I became a goaltender, is something I will never forget and his love for hockey, his love for competition and his willingness to help me improve is something I will always remember. Because of sports, we have an incredible bond.

Before you get ready for that family barbeque, that family beach day, or whatever your family does every Father’s Day, enjoy the latest hockey news from Saturday:

From the rink to the diamond? That’s the transition New York Islanders broadcaster Brendan Burke will be making as he will fill in for New York Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling in early July on WFAN. (NYI Hockey Now)

In his first draft projections, our draft expert Marco D’Amico had the New York Islanders selecting Cutter Gauthier out of the United States Team Development Program with the 13th pick. In D’Amico’s latest June rankings, he has Gauthier at no. 9. Now at no. 13 is forward Brad Lambert, the nephew of newly appointed New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship before the NHL Stanley Cup Final is two games old. Sure, there were different COVID rules, and the NHL eventually adopted the no-sniffles, no test policy well after the NBA, but it’s June 17, and we’re waiting for Game 2. And, the Pittsburgh Penguins offseason is inching, inching forward. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

According to numerous NHL sources, the Boston Bruins are expanding not narrowing their search for a new head coach. As the list of rumored and confirmed candidates to become the next head coach for the Boston Bruins continues to grow, more and more candidates to have three things in common: (Boston Hockey Now)

Zack Hill’s sterling career in public relations will come to an end in less than two weeks. Hill will retire as the Philadelphia Flyers’ senior director of communications on July 1, the club announced. (Philly Hockey Now)

After their best season in franchise history, the Florida Panthers are actively working the market for a new head coach. Despite leading the Panthers to their first Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history, the most goals a team has scored in a season since 1995-96, and a 51-18-6 record, interim coach Andrew Brunette’s position appears to be up for grabs. But it should not be. (Florida Hockey Now)

With the 2022 NHL Entry Draft less than three weeks away, NHL trade chatter is picking up and after unloading Shea Weber’s contract on the NHL trade market this past Thursday, the Montreal Canadiens appear to be far from done with the wheeling and dealing. (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals got some tough news, as Nicklas Backstrom underwent left hip resurfacing surgery on Friday. Per the team, he faces a “lengthy recovery process” and rehabilitation that he will begin immediately. However, given the procedure, some are wondering if No. 19 will be able to continue his career. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche had a 2-0 lead and a 3-1 lead in Game 1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning. They won the game in overtime thanks to an Andre Burakovsky one-timer 1:23 seconds in. On Saturday, the Avalanche got the lead and then maintained it for 60 minutes. After going up 3-0 in the first, they never looked back and won 7-0. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Welcome back to Vegas Hockey Now’s season in review series where we look at every player on the Vegas Golden Knights and their 2021-22 season from Michael Amadio to Zach Whitecloud. Today’s player is Nicholas Roy. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is fast approaching and with the 11th overall pick, the San Jose Sharks have scouted all of the guys and know which players sit at the top of their list. So we have instead been taking an off-the-ice look at some of the top options for the Sharks this summer. (San Jose Hockey Now)

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