Sharks re-sign forward Matt Nieto to 1-year contract
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:15:01 EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Matt Nieto to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old Nieto was a restricted free agent, whose rights were retained by the Sharks last month. He had eight goals and nine assists in 67 ga...
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Devils sign defenceman Reece Scarlett to two-way contract
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:35:00 EDT
NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenceman Reece Scarlett to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Monday. Scarlett...
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Rangers sign forward Kovacs to entry-level contract
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers have signed forward Robin Kovacs to an entry-level contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing on Monday. Kovacs was the Rangers third-round draft pick in 2015. The 19-year-old played i...
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Restricted free agent Mike Hoffman hopeful to remain with Senators
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:35:00 EDT
TORONTO - Restricted free agent forward Mike Hoffman says his No. 1 goal is to remain an Ottawa Senator. The 26-year-old, who was visiting Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe ahead of Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto, filed for salary arbitr...
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Sidney Crosby takes Stanley Cup to air carrier, hometown coffee shop
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:25:00 EDT
HALIFAX - A parade will be held today in Cole Harbour, N.S., to honour favourite son Sidney Crosby, who is bringing the Stanley Cup to his hometown fans. It's not the first time Crosby has brought professional hockey's most prestigious trophy...
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Blackhawks call on prospects to help them back on top
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:15:01 EDT
CHICAGO - Patrick Kane flashed a million-dollar smile in the photo opp, beaming from behind a table topped by the troika of hefty awards he skated off with to cap a sublime season. Chicago's 27-year-old star forward broke away with the Hart T...
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Sabres sign first-round pick Alexander Nylander
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:05:01 EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have signed first-round pick Alexander Nylander. Nylander, the No. 8 overall pick last month, signed a three-year, entry-level deal Friday. The 18-year-old Nylander is the son of former NHL player Michael...
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Arizona Coyotes re-sign forward Tyler Gaudet
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:35:00 EDT
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes re-signed forward Tyler Gaudet to a one-year, two-way contract Friday. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The 23-year-old Gaudet had a goal and two assists in 14 games for the Coyotes last sea...
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Blues sign Schwartz to five-year contract extension
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:35:00 EDT
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues and forward Jaden Schwartz, a restricted free agent, have avoided arbitration and agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $26.75 million. Re-signing the 24-year-old Schwartz was a top priority for the te...
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Canucks sign forward Michael Carcone to three-year, entry-level contract
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:25:00 EDT
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Michael Carcone to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. Carcone appeared in 66 games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2015-16, where he tied...
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Crosby and Stanley Cup to be honoured Saturday at parade in NHL great's hometown
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:15:01 EDT
HALIFAX - Sidney Crosby met the Stanley Cup at the Halifax airport today, beginning his designated time with the storied trophy with a surprise visit to a hometown Tim Hortons. Paul MacFarlane, operations manager for the Tim Hortons in Cole H...
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Rangers agree to terms with Jooris, McIlrath, Hughes
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:25:02 EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris and restricted free agent defencemen Dylan McIlrath and Tommy Hughes. Jooris joins the Rangers from the Calgary Flames. The undrafted 26-year-old out of Union College ...
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Goalie Garret Sparks re-signs with Maple Leafs; agrees to one-year, two-way deal
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:25:01 EDT
TORONTO - Goaltender Garret Sparks agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. The 23-year-old Sparks had a 6-9-1 record with a 3.02 goals-against average and .893 save percentage in 17 games during his rook...
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Red Wings sign Luke Glendening to $7.2M, 4-year extension
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:45:01 EDT
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed centre Luke Glendening to a $7.2 million, four-year extension. The team announced the deal Thursday. Glendening had a year left on his contract. Glendening has missed only one game with the Red W...
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Coyotes renew deal with ECHL's Rapid City Rush
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:05:00 EDT
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes have renewed their affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Rapid City Rush. The Coyotes announced the one-year deal Thursday. "Rapid City is a first class organization and we are looking forward to anoth...
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Hurricanes reach 2-way deals with 5 restricted free agents
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:15:01 EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with four of their restricted free agents to one-year, two-way contracts. General manager Ron Francis on Thursday announced the deals with forwards Brendan Woods and Brody Sutter an...
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Sabres re-sign restricted free agent Foligno for 1 year
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:05:00 EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Sabres have re-signed forward Marcus Foligno to a one-year contract. Team officials announced the deal Thursday for the restricted free agent coming off a promising season. Foligno had career highs last season with 75 game...
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Jets sign forwards Armia, Lowry to two-year, one-way contracts
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:45:00 EDT
WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets have signed forwards Joel Armia and Adam Lowry on two-year, one-way contracts. Armia's contract carries an annual average value of US$925,000 while Lowry's is at $1.125 million. Armia, 23, had four goals and six as...
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Allen, Andersen headline wave of new No. 1 goaltenders next season
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:05:00 EDT
When the season was on the line for the St. Louis Blues, they turned to 31-year-old veteran goaltender Brian Elliott. Now, after being eliminated one game short of a 2016 Stanley Cup final appearance, they're putting their faith in a much you...
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Minnesota St. hockey may join NCHC, leave WCHA
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:34:00 EDT
MANKATO, Minn. - Minnesota State, Minnesota has applied for membership in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and is considering leaving the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. MSU President Richard Davenport said Wednesday the schoo...
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Rangers agree to 2-year deal with forward J.T. Miller
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:55:00 EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward J.T. Miller. Miller had 22 goals and 21 assists this past season and had career highs in several categories, including games, goals, assists and gam...
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Oilers sign fourth-overall pick Puljujarvi to entry-level contract
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:15:01 EDT
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth-overall pick at the 2016 NHL draft, to a three-year entry level contract. The 18-year-old forward spent last season with the Finish Elite League's Oulu Karpat, recording ...
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Red Wings re-sign Pulkkinen to 1-year deal
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:05:03 EDT
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year contract. The team announced the move Wednesday. The 24-year-old Pulkkinen had six goals and six assists last season for the Red Wings. He dislocated his rig...
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Bridge contracts disappear as more teams lock up talented young players
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:55:00 EDT
Few teams today would dare try what the Montreal Canadiens did with P.K. Subban in the winter of 2013. So-called "bridge contracts," like the two-year agreement Subban inked with his now former team in Montreal, are disappearing as more teams...
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Las Vegas NHL expansion team hires George McPhee as GM
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:25:01 EDT
A person with direct knowledge of the decision says George McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL's expansion Las Vegas franchise. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because owner Bill Foley's announcement was set for Wed...
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Anaheim Ducks re-sign D Korbinian Holzer to 1-year deal
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:45:01 EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Defenceman Korbinian Holzer has agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal to return to the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Tuesday. The German defenceman played 29 games for Anaheim last season, recording three assi...
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Hurricanes, Victor Rask agree to 6-year, $24 million deal
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:35:00 EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. - Centre Victor Rask and the Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a six-year contract worth $24 million. General manager Ron Francis said Tuesday the deal will pay Rask $4 million per year through 2021-22. Rask was a restricted fr...
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LA Kings sign G Jack Campbell, re-sign Dowd and Forbort
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:25:00 EDT
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings have signed goalie Jack Campbell and re-signed centre Nic Dowd and defenceman Derek Forbort. The Kings announced the moves Monday. Los Angeles traded defenceman Nick Ebert to Dallas last month for...
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Agent: Charges against Sabres' O'Reilly dropped
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:25:00 EDT
The agent for Ryan O'Reilly confirmed that charges against the Buffalo Sabres forward have been dropped stemming from an impaired driving incident last year. Pat Morris tells The Associated Press in an email that Canadian prosecutors found th...
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Montreal Canadiens to move AHL affiliate to new arena in nearby Laval
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:15:01 EDT
LAVAL, Que. - The Canadiens will move their top farm team to a new rink near Montreal for the 2017-18 season. The team said Monday that the American Hockey League board of governors has approved the relation from St. John's, N.L. The 10,00...
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Carolina Hurricanes ink entry deals with 1st-round picks
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:15:01 EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have signed first-round draft picks Jake Bean and Julien Gauthier to three-year entry-level contracts. The Hurricanes announced both deals Saturday. They chose Bean, a defenceman, with the 13th overall ...
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MacKinnon signs 7-year deal with Avalanche
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:55:00 EDT
DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year deal that runs through the 2022-23 season. The 20-year-old MacKinnon had 21 goals and 31 assists last season. He missed the last 10 games after he sprained a...
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Minor league fighting rules in AHL get stricter
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:45:01 EDT
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Dropping the gloves will draw greater punishment in the NHL's top minor league. The AHL has approved new rules to curb fighting, including automatic ejection for players who fight prior to, at, or immediately following th...
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Jets sign free agent centre Mark Scheifele to eight-year contract
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:25:00 EDT
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with restricted free agent centre Mark Scheifele on Friday on an eight-year contract worth $49 million. Scheifele, 23, set a career-high with 61 points in 2015-16. He also scored a career-best 29 g...
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Leafs deal Bernier to Anaheim, ending turbulent, disappointing Toronto tenure
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:25:02 EDT
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goaltender Jonathan Bernier to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional pick in the 2017 NHL draft. It's the second trade involving the two teams and goalies in as many months. Toronto acquired Dani...
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Leafs opt against common wisdom in betting on Brooks, other late bloomers
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:15:01 EDT
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Some NHL teams don't believe in drafting players like Adam Brooks. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected the 20-year-old centre — an "overager" in hockey parlance — in the fourth round of last month's NHL draft. Teams typi...
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Kelly returns to Senators, signing one-year deal with his first NHL club
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:55:00 EDT
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Chris Kelly to a one-year contract worth US$900,000. Kelly returns to the team for which he began his career after playing his first 463 NHL games with the Senators. He registered 75 goals, 10...
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Flames sign sixth-overall pick Matthew Tkachuk to entry-level contract
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:45:29 EDT
CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have signed 2016 NHL first-round draft pick Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year entry-level contract. The sixth-overall pick in June's NHL draft helped the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights to a Memorial Cup titl...
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Canucks sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to three-year extension
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:45:01 EDT
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Jacob Markstrom to a three-year contract extension. The contract will carry an annual average value of US$3.67 million and will run through the end of the 2019.20 season. Markstrom e...
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Veteran D Carkner retires after 15 seasons
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:35:00 EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Defenceman Matt Carkner has retired after a 15-year career. Carkner, 35, appeared in 237 NHL games with the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks. He scored four goals, added 23 assists and compiled 556 pena...
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