NHL notebook: Canucks expected to announce GM this week
The Vancouver Canucks are expected to name Jim Benning their general manager later this week, according to a report by TSN's Darren Dreger.
Benning, 51, serves as assistant GM of the Bruins, a position he has held since 2006. He won the Stanley Cup with them in 2011.
Benning played the final 241 games of his NHL career over parts of four seasons with the Canucks from 1986-1990. He was the sixth pick in the 1981 NHL Draft by the Maple Leafs and played parts of six seasons with them, scoring a career-best 12 goals and 51 points during the 1983-84 season.
After retiring, he worked as a scout for the Ducks and Sabres He spent six years starting in 1998 as Buffalo's director of amateur scouting.
Satan announces retirement
Miroslav Satan a Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins and two-time NHL All-Star, announced his retirement Tuesday from hockey.
Satan, 39, made the announcement after his final game for Slovakia, a 4-3 victory over Denmark in the preliminary round of the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.
“I hardly believe it, but I am not going to change my word. I am convinced that this is the right decision (to quit),” Satan said.
Satan played 1,050 games over 14 NHL seasons, producing 363 goals and 372 assists (735 points) with the Oilers, Sabres, Islanders, Penguins and Bruins. He played 86 playoff games and had 21 goals and 33 assists (54 points), winning the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009.
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