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Nash Daily: First PWHL Signees, Johansen’s Unofficial Avs Debut

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History was made on Tuesday morning as forwards Emily Clark and Brianne Jenner plus goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer became the first three players to sign with the newly created Professional Women’s Hockey League.

All three signed with the league’s Ottawa franchise.

The league’s initial free-agency window, which excludes players graduating from or currently on an NCAA roster or who play for a Canadian university, closes on Sept. 10 with the inaugural PWHL Draft to be held in Toronto on Sept. 18. The draft order is as follows:

1- Minnesota

2- Toronto

3- Boston

4- New York

5- Ottawa

6- Montreal

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The Nashville Predators have had quite a bit of talent roam the halls of Bridgestone Arena throughout the franchise’s history, and Nashville Hockey Now’s Nick Kieser took a look at what could have been if some of those players including Alexander Radulov, Kevin Fiala and Shea Weber had finished out their careers with the Predators.

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Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers have taken a few swings on defensemen in the draft and PHN takes a look at where 2023 first rounder Oliver Bonk ranks among them.

Vegas Hockey Now: The Golden Knights are just weeks away from defending their Stanley Cup championship. Here’s five questions the team must answer heading into the new season.