According to multiple reports, including the Denver Post, former Maine standout and current Dubuque coach Jim Montgomery, 43, is the new Denver coach.
The USHL coach is a former assistant coach at RPI and Notre Dame. A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. MT on Monday.
Montgomery is Maine’s all-time leading scorer (301 points). Both current DU assistants are expected to be retained.
Montgomery was a favorite to take over in Orono after that Hockey East program fired Tim Whitehead earlier this week. That makes George Gwozdecky, who was fired by Denver earlier this month, the likely leading candidate to take over the Black Bears.
Denver junior Nick Shore has left the program to sign with the Los Angeles Kings.
Yale blanked Quinnipiac 4-0 to claim its first NCAA championship as senior Bulldogs goalie and birthday boy Jeff Malcolm out-performed Hobey finalist Eric Hartzell.
Hobey Baker winner Drew LeBlanc signed with Chicago hours after receiving the award as college hockey’s best player. The SCSU honoree makes it nine WCHA players in the past 12 years to win the sport’s top award. Ben Hanowski moved on to the Flames.
Here is a list, started by the Grand Forks Herald’s Brad Schlossman, that I have added to this morning in an attempt to keep up with the offseason comings and goings.
Scott Mayfield, so, D, N.Y. Islanders
Juho Olkinuora, so. G, Winnipeg Jets
Nick Shore, jr., F, Los Angeles Kings
Chris Casto, so, D, Boston Bruins
Andrej Sustr, jr, D, Tampa Bay Lightning
Derek Forbort, jr, D, Los Angeles Kings
Dan DeKeyser, jr, D, Detroit Red Wings
Big 10 early signings
Jacob Trouba, fr, D, Winnipeg Jets
Jon Merrill, jr, D, New Jersey Devils
Minnesota (four of top 5 scorers)
Mark Alt, jr, D, Philadelphia Flyers
Zach Budish, jr, F, Nashville Predators
Nick Bjugstad, jr, F, Florida Panthers
Nate Schmidt, jr, D, Washington Capitals
Erik Haula, jr, F, Minnesota Wild
Chris Crane, jr, F, San Jose Sharks
NCHC departures (seniors)
Andrew Hamburg, F, ECHL San Francisco
Joe Marciano, D, ECHL Orlando
Rylan Schwartz, F, San Jose Sharks
Corban Knight, F, Florida Panthers
Danny Kristo, F, Montreal Canadiens
Andrew MacWilliam, D, Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Cloud State
Ben Hanowski, F, Calgary Flames
Drew LeBlanc, F, Chicago Blackhawks
Dane Walters, F, San Jose Sharks
Luke Witkowski, D, Tampa Bay Lightning