--Pioneer Willie O'Ree, commissioner Gary Bettman and goaltending legend Martin Brodeur. Highlight the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2018. O'Ree was the first black player in the N-H-L, Bettman has overseen the league's expansion into a multibillion-dollar industry and Brodeur piled up the most wins and shutouts of any goaltender in league history. Martin St. Louis, Jayna Hefford and Russian Alexander Yakushev are the other inductees.
--The WHL schedule is out. The 68-game regular season starts September 21 with the Pats in Prince Albert. The Raiders will be in Regina the next night.
--The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Bryan Rust to a four-year deal that runs through the 2021-22 campaign. Rust set career highs in both assists and points while playing in 69 games for the Penguins this season and added three goals in 12 playoff games. Rust was a pivotal member of the Penguins as they won consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.
--The Tampa Bay Lightning has re-signed forward J-T Miller to a five-year contract worth 26.25 million dollars (US). The Lightning acquired Miller from the New York Rangers at the trade deadline. He put up 18 points in 19 regular-season games with Tampa Bay and then another eight in 17 playoff games.
--The Montreal Alouettes signed quarterback Vernon Adams Junior. The former Alouette was released by Hamilton earlier this month Adams went to Hamilton after an off-season trade with the Riders.
--Cobb County police announced Tuesday that a dead body was discovered inside a walk-in freezer at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Officer Sarah O'Hara told Bob Brasch of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the deceased individual, whose identity is being withheld until the family is notified, was a third-party contractor who didn't work for the Braves or the park. The body was discovered by a co-worker. No other details were released, and police said the death is now part of an ongoing investigation. Despite the gruesome discovery, the Braves' Tuesday home game against the Cincinnati Reds began at 7:30 p.m. ET as scheduled.
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