Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: June 22nd

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It’s Finally Friday!! Summer is officially here and the NHL Draft is tonight. Here is the top hockey news for Friday, June 22nd. Today’s stories include Islanders find their man, Capitals to interview for head coach position next week, NHL salary cap rises, Islanders closing in on Tavares, Dahlin expected to go number one, Max Pacioretty on the move, and Dubas prepared for the first major test as GM.

Top hockey news for Friday, June 22nd

The first order of business for Lou Lamoriello and the Islanders was to find a new head coach. He did just that. Thursday afternoon the New York Islanders came to terms with Barry Trotz as the new head coach.

The Washington Capitals will be interviewing Todd Reirden to succeed Barry Trotz as head coach.

Teams tight to the cap got some exciting news, the NHL announced the salary cap will rise to $79.5 million

After the news of Barry Trotz taking over as Islanders head coach, the team and John Tavares are looking to close in a long-term extension.

With the NHL Draft tonight, Rasmus Dahlin is expected to go number one to Buffalo.

With all eyes on the Montreal Canadiens at the third pick, could this be the end for Max Pacioretty in Montreal?

The hockey world begins and ends in Toronto. That is why tonight is so important for Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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