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Wilderness Walk: Fred Sasakamoose, trailblazer for Indigenous players in NHL, dies at 86

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Calgary Flames v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

That’s Wild

  • Next on our Top 25 Under 25 list is the reigning CHL and WHL MVP, winger Adam Beckman. The 19-year-old is certainly appearing to be a third-round steal if he keeps up this progression. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • In case you missed it, our pals at BC Interruption talked with Wild prospect Matt Boldy on his play at Boston College this season. [BC Interruption]

Off the trail...

  • Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL, with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1953-54 season, passed away by a presumed case of COVID-19. [Associated Press]
  • The NHL is running out of time to start the 2020-21 season on the targeted Jan. 1 start date. Player salaries, division realignment, and the concern of outbreak throughout some teams, are just some of the concerns. [Associated Press]
  • Both the Vegas Golden Knights and Columbus Blue Jackets have announced positive COVID-19 tests within their team within the last couple days. We might be in for some stressful time as the league tries to start up their season. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Will Jaromir Jagr ever stop playing? Well he might be soon. [ProHockeyTalk]