Jakob Pelletier and Samuel Blais recalled
Quebec forward Jakob Pelletier was recalled by the Calgary Flames on Sunday.
This is the second time the 21-year-old has was promoted to the National Hockey League (NHL), having played four games on the Bettman circuit between January 21 and 27.
In spite of himself, Pelletier found himself at the heart of a controversy after his first career NHL game. Asked about the performance of the native of Quebec, head coach Darryl Sutter played the comedy.
“Jakob Pelletier, repeated Sutter. What number does he have?” He then read all the stats of number 49 by adjusting his glasses and consulting the score sheet.
This behavior of the 64-year-old man has been decried from all over the hockey world.
In four games with the Flames, Pelletier did not collect a point and maintained a neutral differential of + 0.
The first-round pick (26th overall) in the 2019 draft is having a fantastic season with the Calgary Wranglers of the AHL. He hit the target 16 times and provided 20 assists for 36 points in 33 games.
Samuel Blais back in New York
Quebecer Samuel Blais was recalled by the New York Rangers on Sunday, he who had a stint with the Wolf Pack of Hartford, in the American Hockey League (AHL), for physical conditioning purposes.
< p>The Montmagny native has struggled to settle into the National Hockey League (NHL) since injuring his right knee on November 14, 2021. Before being sent to the development circuit, the he former Victoriaville Tigres and Charlottetown Islanders had been missed six times in the last 16 games for the Rangers.
With the Wolf Pack, the forward hit the target four times in five games . Previously on the Bettman circuit, he had four assists and was goalless in 38 games this season.
Blais was acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the St. Louis completed in July 2021. In return, the Missouri organization got their hands on forward Pavel Buchnevich. The Russian winger has amassed 114 points in 111 games since the trade. For his part, Blais had nine assists in 52 games.
In addition, the Rangers announced that they have recalled forward Will Cuylle from the Hartford farm club. The 21-year-old was cleared from the scoresheets in both NHL matchups he played this season.
In the AHL, the 2020 second-round draft pick had 21 points, including 14 goals, in 42 games in 2022-2023.