Haggerty, 22, had 15 goals and 18 assists last season with Hartford in the American Hockey League.
The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will host the New York Rangers on Oct. 7 in the NHL season opener.
Brad Richards left New York in the most ignominious of fashions. The Rangers had no use for him and issued a compliance buyout of his contract.
In this day and age, what the Blackhawks accomplished on Monday night made them a dynasty.
After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Final opener.
Sometimes, the NHL’s final four teams more closely resemble a game of “one of these things is not like the others.”
They will break the Ducks’ hearts, and they will face the Rangers in an epic Stanley Cup Final.
Here they come, thundering down the stretch.
Marian Hossa scored his seventh goal in four games, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
While everyone likes to say how wonderful it is, it’s time for a little truth. These outdoor games are ridiculous, and they diminish the sport.
The latest NHL outdoor game had a cliffhanger ending Thursday, with Troy Brouwer scoring with 12.9 seconds remaining to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the league’s annual showcase.
A Winter Classic with sunglasses? With a halftime in the first period? Or delayed for a couple of hours on account of, well, gorgeous weather?
Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat Chicago 3-2 on Saturday night to snap the Blackhawks’ NHL-best, eight-game winning streak.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in a shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied late to earn their seventh straight victory with a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.