The Blackhawks have reportedly signed defenseman Gustav Forsling to a three-year entry-level contract, according to Johan Svensson of Kvällsposten.
According to the report, Forsling's deal will include a loan clause that allows him to return to Europe for the 2016-17 season if he doesn't crack the Blackhawks' roster out of training camp.
The 19-year-old Swedish defenseman spent the last two seasons with Linkopings HC of the Swedish Hockey League, where he accumulated nine goals and 18 assists in 86 combined games.
He also played a significant role with Sweden in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, registering three goals and five assists in seven games. His eight points led all defensemen in the tournament, and was tied for fourth-most among all skaters.
Forsling was acquired by the Blackhawks in Jan. 2015 from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Adam Clendening.
He was a fifth-round pick (No. 126 overall) by the Canucks in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Jon Lester still hasn't gotten over his yips throwing to first base.
But he appears to have no issues throwing the ball to first when it's stuck in his glove.
For the second year in a row, Lester fielding a comebacker on the mound only to see the ball get stuck in the webbing of his glove.
For the second year in a row, Lester ran toward first base before eventually tossing his entire glove over to Anthony Rizzo.
And for the second year in a row, Rizzo dropped his own glove to catch Lester's glove and the ball, recording the out at first.
And compare to last year's:
Deja vu! pic.twitter.com/s7uH7kVduA— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 4, 2016
Might as well just make this an annual event, eh?
Rutgers has updated its look a bit, and that means some new uniforms for the football team.
As part of updating the brand identity and establishing a consistent look across all sports the Rutgers football team got some new duds.
Check em out.
It's certainly a time for new starts at Rutgers, with a new football coach in Chris Ash, a new men's basketball coach in Steve Pikiell and a new athletics director in Patrick Hobbs. Makes sense that a new look would follow.
From the school's release:
Over the past 18 months, Rutgers and Nike collaborated on the brand evolution program that honors the transformative and hardworking nature of its teams and personnel. Rutgers and Nike worked with student-athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni to pay tribute to key attributes of the institution.
As part of the updated brand identity, all 24 Rutgers teams will showcase consistent colors, logos, lettering and numerals over the course of the next few seasons. The football uniforms offer a very traditional look, with visibly larger numbers, chainmail pattern and new helmets. Women’s basketball, women’s soccer and men’s basketball also support traditional looks, and add both the chainmail and secondary mark as well.
The Block R (spirit mark) is the emblem for strong, emotive support given by students, alumni and all those associated with Rutgers. The Block R suggests pride and affinity and will continue to serve as the primary logo for Rutgers University athletics.