Andrew Ladd


When Andrew Ladd played his 920th NHL game on April 7, 2018, he assumed that 1,000 games and a silver-stick ceremony were mere formalities. Despite a significant drop in production and ice time over a two-season stretch, he still had five years remaining on his contract with the Islanders. When Ladd finally took part in that ceremony more than four years later, and more than 2,400 miles to the west, he did so with a deeper well of wisdom and greater appreciation for the milestone. A demotion to the AHL, injuries, isolation and a trade to Arizona in which nothing went back the other way will do that to a man, but not without a lot of introspection, honesty and…

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s common knowledge that GM Bill Armstrong has asked owner Alex Meruelo to pump heavy resources into the scouting staff, but most analysis of that scouting staff has focused on the Coyotes’ future. Armstrong stripped the roster to the studs this summer. Arizona has eight picks in the first two rounds of the 2022 NHL Draft and...

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