Ice Hockey cbssports.com —  The Vancouver Canucks have themselves a high-priced goaltender once again. In a move that seemed increasingly likely as July 1 approached, the Vancouver Canucks signed Ryan Miller to a three-year deal on Tuesday and judging by the money, he's being signed as the clear No. 1 goalie.
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Ice Hockey freep.com —  “I love Michigan State, and I want to be a Spartan,” the Shelby Township native said during an interview with “Staudt on Sports” on Lansing’s WVFN-AM (730). “Right now, I’m looking at Michigan State and taking online classes here back at home. Michigan State, the Spartans, the university — everything like that is on my mind. So that’s what I’m planning on doing come the fall, being a Spartan.”
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Ice Hockey greenbaypressgazette.com —  Mason Appleton wasn't expecting to be pulled aside at last month's Tri-City Storm summer tryout camp. The former Green Bay Notre Dame standout went to the event in Kearney, Neb., just hoping to make a good impression on the USHL franchise that chose him with the third overall pick in May's Phase II Draft. Appleton accomplished that in addition to catching the eye of Michigan State University assistant coach Tom Newton, who invited him to campus for a visit. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound center took the trip to East Lansing, Mich., on Monday and received a scholarship offer. Appleton didn't wait long to pull the trigger on accepting it.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Several Spartan hockey players had the opportunity to enhance their offseason training by taking part in various NHL prospect development camps this summer. Mackenzie MacEachern (St. Louis Blues), Rhett Holland (Arizona Coyotes) and Josh Jacobs (New Jersey Devils) trained with their respective NHL rights holders, while Thomas Ebbing was asked to the New York Islanders camp and Jake Hildebrand received an invitation to the Pittsburgh Penguins camp.
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Ice Hockey wilx.com —  Former Michigan State hockey star David Booth has signed a one year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with Vancouver. The 29-year old winger had nine goals and 10 assists in 66 games with the Canucks. He has 218 career points in 443 games with Vancouver and Florida. The Detroit native was selected 53rd overall by Florida in the 2004 draft.
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