Here is where we’ll keep tabs on today’s minor transactions:
- New Jersey UFA defenceman Brandon Burlon has signed a one year deal with Arizona’s AHL team in Tuscon, the Coyotes announced. Burlon spent the last five years with the Devils’ AHL affiliate in Albany, picking up 94 points in 292 games.
- Former NHL defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron was among three players released by Zurich of the NLA, the Swiss team announced (link in German). Bergeron last played in the NHL in 2012-13 with Carolina and Tampa Bay and has played in 490 career NHL contests with seven different teams. He was predominantly used as a power play specialist towards the end of his time in North America thanks to having one of the strongest point shots in the league at the time.
- Pittsburgh has invited forward C.J. Yakimowicz to their upcoming rookie tournament in September, writes Seth Lakso of the Citizens Voice. Yakimowicz was originally drafted by St. Louis back in 2014 but did not sign with the team by this past June. After re-entering the draft and not being selected, he is now an unrestricted free agent.
- The Bruins announced that they have hired former NHL’ers Trent Whitfield and Jay Leach as assistant coaches for their AHL affiliate in Providence. Whitfield played in 194 NHL games over his career while Leach suited up in 70. Both coaches have prior AHL coaching experience, Whitfield with Portland in 2014-15 and Leach with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last year.