The Buffalo Sabres have signed prospect forward Rasmus Asplund to a three-year entry level contract.
Asplund is from Sweden and was selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft. The 20-year-old had a career-best eight goals and 28 points in 50 games in his third full season with Swedish Hockey League’s Farjestad BK.
Asplund joins what’s becoming a Swedish invasion on a Buffalo team that includes prospects Alex Nylander, Lawrence Pilut and Victor Olofsson.
The Sabres have an opportunity to add another Swede with the first pick in the NHL draft next month. Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is considered the top prospect.
President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to welcome the hometown Washington Capitals hockey team to the White House for winning the Stanley Cup. But he adds: "If they don't want to be here, I don't want them."
Trump congratulated the Capitals on his Twitter feed after the team won the NHL title with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. He singled out series MVP Alex Ovechkin as "a true Superstar" and said the city is "popping" after the Capitals won the team's first Stanley Cup championship.
The president spoke to reporters on the South Lawn days after he canceled a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl victory after most of the players decided to skip the ceremony.
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Trump pointed out that he's had several championship teams at the White House, including the NFL's New England Patriots and the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
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