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Thursday’s Coyotes Tracks - Oilers sign Draisaitl

Leon Draisaitl signed a big deal, Clayton Keller is ESPN’s #1 prospect, and a Las Vegas radio station receives push back over not talking about the Golden Knights.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes' Clayton Keller ranks No. 1 in ESPN's NHL prospect rankings - Arizona Sports
Corey Pronman, special to ESPN, released his top-100 NHL prospect list as of now, and Arizona Coyotes youngster Clayton Keller leads it off.

Top 25 under 25: Merrick Madsen thinking his way to the NHL crease at #16 - Five For Howling
The Harvard puck stopper is a big goalie with some seriously big NHL potential

The East

Under Pressure: Barry Trotz – ProHockeyTalk
Veteran bench boss is heading into the final year of his contract.

Sens lose rights to Baillargeon, LeBlanc - Silver Seven
The duo will look to apply their trade with another NHL, AHL, or ECHL organization

Timothy Liljegren “is Toronto's player” — Rögle BK not planning with Leafs' top prospect - Pension Plan Puppets
Maple Leafs prospect Timothy Liljegren might be going to Toronto to stay.

The West

BREAKING: Matt Cullen putting off retirement, returning to Wild on 1-year deal - Hockey Wilderness
Contract is reportedly worth $1 million, plus $700K in potential bonuses.

Colorado Avalanche sign NCAA Free Agent Dominic Toninato - Mile High Hockey
The Best Defensive forward in the NCAA comes to the Avs

Leon Gets Paid - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers have agreed to an 8-year, $68 Million dollar contract for Leon Draisaitl

Cullen explains why he chose Wild over Penguins – ProHockeyTalk
"This was a family decision."

Vegas radio station apologizes to Golden Knights for censorship - Yahoo Sports
The Vegas Golden Knights announced in April that Lotus Broadcasting would be “the official radio broadcast partner and radio home” of the NHL expansion team for the next few seasons. This lead to some problems.

Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: Five more players who deserve to have their number retired | The Hockey News
Let's go back to the well for a look at five more players whose numbers haven't been raised to the rafters yet, but maybe should have been.