Golden Knights sign forward Stefan Matteau to one-year contract

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Stefan Matteau to a one-year, two-way contract valued at $650,000.

SIGNING!

The Golden Knights have signed forward Stefan Matteau to a one-year deal#VegasBornhttps://t.co/mpu8QGzS5n

— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 11, 2018

Matteau, 24, spent most of last season with the Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves. The former first-round pick had 15 goals and 27 points in 60 games.

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Flames sign defenceman Marcus Hogstrom to two-way contract

The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Marcus Hogstrom to a one-year, two-way contract valued at $700,000.

.@CortexBusiness Transaction Alert: The #Flames have signed forward Yasin Ehliz and defenceman Marcus Hogstrom to two-way contracts. https://t.co/S9lsfm27hg

— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 11, 2018

Hogstrom, 29, had three goals and 23 points in 50 games with Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League.

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BYU track: Five Cougars named first-team All-Americans by USTFCCCA

Five BYU track and field athletes were named first-team All-Americans by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Matt Owens (8:38.09) and Clayson Shumway (8:40.15) received first-team All-America honors in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase finishing sixth and seventh, respectively, in their first appearances at the NCAA Championships. Kevin Nielsen finished his career at BYU with first-team honors after scoring the fifth-most points (7,695) in BYU history to place eighth overall in the decathlon.

Rory Linkletter took eighth in the 5,000m (13:58.20) to be named a first-team All-American, giving him first-team honors in the 5,000m in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Andrea Stapleton-Johnson earned first-team honors after tying for eighth in the high jump (1.78m) making her a four-time track and field All-American.

True freshman Ashton Riner was named a second-team All-American in the javelin (50.25m) after concluding her first season at BYU with an 11th-place finish at the national meet. Clayton Young (14:02.17) and Connor McMillan (29:32.65) took 12th in the 5,000m and 10,000m, respectively, to receive second-team All-America honors.

The BYU men’s team honorable mention All-Americans included Linkletter (10,000m), Conner Mantz (10,000), McMillan (5,000m) and Young (10,000m), while the women’s team included Alyssa Dalton (100m hurdles), Whittni Orton (1,500m), Cassidy Pinnock (4x400m), Brenna Porter (400m hurdles and 4x400m), Ellie Heiden-Quackenbush (4x400m) and Lauren Rawlinson (4x400m)

First-team honors were given to athletes who finished top eight in their individual events. Athletes who placed No. 9 through No. 16 were named second-team All-Americans, while those who finished 17th through 24th earned honorable mention.

The official USTFCCCA release and full list of All-America honorees can be found on USTFCCCA.org.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

Alex Ovechkin thanks everyone who helped him become a champion

Alex Ovechkin took time from all of his partying to thank everyone who helped him become a champion with a post on Instagram.

It’s been 13 years….and now me and my boys are Stanley Cup champions!!!! I wanna say thx to George McPhee and all scouts who draft me, Ted Leonsis who and his family make me feel like at home right away! all my teammates, all staff,but i wanna say i’m very happy for all caps fans! we did it!!!!! and now i wanna say thx to my family….without u i never reach this cup and all my trophies. mommy daddy and my brother michael with your support and believe in me i feel your energy and emotion,to help me be who i am!!! all my friends who are with me all time, my trainer thank you. most important i want to thx my beautiful wife @nastyashubskaya for support and love for always helping me every single day. i love you very much!!! now we can celebrate all together and remember this moment for all our lives. time to party caps fans!!!! because its the cup. #stanleycap #ALLCAPS

A post shared by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Jun 11, 2018 at 11:41am PDT

“It’s been 13 years….and now me and my boys are Stanley Cup champions!!!! I wanna say thx to George McPhee and all scouts who draft me, Ted Leonsis who and his family make me feel like at home right away! all my teammates, all staff,but i wanna say i’m very happy for all caps fans! we did it!!!!! and now i wanna say thx to my family….without u i never reach this cup and all my trophies. mommy daddy and my brother michael with your support and believe in me i feel your …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca