• At 30, Jonathan Toews rested and ready to move on from lost season

    Chicago Tribune "An unfamiliar red jersey hung in the locker behind Jonathan Toews, who was minutes away from making his debut Wednesday night in the Chicago Pro Hockey League. And on this night, there was one goal. No, not that One Goal. “Just going out and having fun and playing..." July 19

  • Sharks should still go bold after failing to land Tavares

    Pro Hockey Talk "No doubt about it, landing John Tavares was the best-case scenario for the San Jose Sharks this summer. They showed as much with what was reported to be a generous offer, but it was not to be. The question, then, is what is Plan B? So far, Sharks GM Doug Wilson has been..." July 18

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Report: Jets, Trouba $3M apart in arbitration filings

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Jacob Trouba are reportedly $3 million apart in their contract talks, with an arbitration hearing just two days away. The Jets have offered $4 million while Trouba is asking for $7 million heading into arbitration, according..." July 18

  • What’s the right contract for Tom Wilson, Capitals?

    Pro Hockey Talk "What kind of price to put on grit, agitation, intimidation? In the NHL, it’s something of a Rorschach Test for GMs. It’s easier to gauge the value of elite players and middle-of-the-pack guys when scoring is their calling card, but when it comes to..." July 18

  • John Gruden Will be an Assistant Coach With the Islanders, Not Jon Gruden

    SI "John Gruden, no not that Jon Gruden, has been named as an assistant coach for the New York Islanders. Gruden, 48, was the head coach for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League for the past two seasons, where he won the league and finished with the best record in the..." July 18

  • Stan Bowman explains how Blackhawks may utilize extra cap space

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks had cap space to use this summer but elected to shore up their depth rather than make a splash when free agency opened up on July 1. Perhaps a large reason for that was because Marian Hossa's $5.275 million cap hit over the next three years complicated what they could do..." July 18

  • Teemu Pulkkinen Signs In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights won’t have Teemu Pulkkinen in the lineup this season, as the restricted free agent has decided to sign in the KHL. Pulkkinen today signed a one-year contract with Dinamo Minsk, explaining why he didn’t file for arbitration earlier this offseason. Pulkkinen..." July 18

  • Panarin, Blue Jackets fail to make progress on contract: report

    NHL.com "Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets did not make progress toward a possible contract extension for the forward, his agent told The Athletic on Monday. Panarin, agent Daniel Milstein and Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen met in Nice, France, where Panarin is..." July 18

  • Islanders keep young defenseman in town for two more years

    New York Post "Rather than go long term for a player of whom they think a lot, the Islanders were able to sign restricted free-agent defenseman Ryan Pulock to a two-year bridge deal on Tuesday, the cost of which was not immediately available. Earlier this summer, Pulock was extended a qualifying offer of..." July 18

  • Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes Complete Minor Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Jacob Graves and a conditional 2019 sixth-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for 22-year old forward Ryan MacInnis. If MacInnis plays 20 NHL games this season, the Coyotes would receive a 2020 fifth-round pick instead. " July 18

  • Sharks Re-Sign Chris Tierney; Sign Ryan Merkley and Alexander True

    Hockey Fights "San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Chris Tierney to a two-year contract and signed defenseman Ryan Merkley and forward Alexander True to standard, entry-level contracts. Tierney, 24,..." July 18

  • Tomas Nosek returning to Golden Knights on 1-year deal for $963K

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Tomas Nosek and the Golden Knights avoided salary arbitration by agreeing Tuesday to a one-year deal. SportsNet.ca reported the one-way contract is worth $962,500. Nosek’s agent didn’t respond to requests for comment. A Knights spokesperson said the team has not received..." July 18

  • Devils sign Yegor Sharangovich to entry level deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils signed forward Yegor Sharangovich to his entry level contract, making him the first member of the team's 2018 draft classto sign. Sharangovich was the team's fourth selection in June's draft when he was picked in the fifth round, 141st..." July 18

  • Chris Tierney Re-Signs With San Jose Sharks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks were just 48 hours away from going to an arbitration hearing with Chris Tierney, but have found some common ground and a new contract. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the two sides have settled on a two-year contract that carries an average annual..." July 18

  • Oilers sign 2018 first-round draft pick Evan Bouchard

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2018 first round pick (10th overall) Evan Bouchard to a three-year entry-level contract. Bouchard, 18, led the OHL's London Knights in scoring in 2017-18, with 87 points (25G, 62A), while posting a +23 plus-minus rating. " July 17

  • Elias Lindholm expects to score more with Flames: ‘That’s my main goal’

    Sportsnet "Elias Lindholm was given a six-year, $29.1-million contract by the Calgary Flames despite having never worn his new team’s uniform and having never scored more than 17 goals or 45 points in any of his five NHL seasons. Some Flames fans had raised eyebrows when it was announced..." July 17

  • Rangers' Jimmy Vesey: Avoids arbitration, inks two-year deal

    CBS Sports "Vesey agreed to a two-year contract with the Rangers on Tuesday, Jim Cerny of Sporting News reports. Vesey was thought to be headed for arbitration, but he's since signed a contract with New York. " July 17

  • Tavares signing 'fantastic' for Maple Leafs fans, Lindros says

    NHL.com "John Tavares signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs is a thrill for their fans, Hockey Hall of Fame center Eric Lindros said. "I think it's fantastic for anybody who roots for the Toronto Maple Leafs," Lindros, who grew up in Toronto and played for the Maple Leafs, told..." July 17

  • Devils re-sign checking forward Coleman to 3-year, $5.4M deal

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils re-signed forward Blake Coleman to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $1.8 million, the team announced Tuesday. Coleman might be more known around the league for drinking pickle juice than for his hockey abilities, but he's actually one of..." July 17

  • Wilson, Capitals exploring contract 'north of four years': report

    NHL.com "Tom Wilson and the Washington Capitals are exploring a contract "something north of four years," his agent told The Washington Post on Tuesday. Wilson, a restricted free agent, set NHL career highs in goals (14), assists (21) and points (35) last season. The 24-year-old..." July 17

  • Andrew Barroway Seeking $500 Million Valuation For Arizona Coyotes

    Forbes.com "Andrew Barroway, the owner of the Arizona Coyotes, is looking to sell 49% of the National Hockey League team at a $500 million valuation, according to multiple sources. Barroway became the majority owner of the Coyotes in December 2014 and the sole owner of the hockey team in June..." July 17

  • Stefan Noesen Re-Signs with New Jersey Devils

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils have re-signed winger Stefan Noesen to a one-year deal worth $1.725 million. Noesen will be a restricted free agent following the 2018-19 season. Stefan Noesen’s Career Numbers Over his four year NHL career, Noesen has played for the Anaheim Ducks..." July 17

  • Boqvist's dream on track with Blackhawks

    NHL.com "Adam Boqvist and his older brother, Jesper, had special privileges at their local hockey rink as kids growing up in Falum, Sweden.  As soon as they were old enough to ride their bikes there, they were given a key to the building to come and go as they pleased, because they spent..." July 17

  • Rangers add coaches to Quinn's staff

    TSN "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced on Tuesday that David Oliver and Greg Brown were named assistant coaches, joining Lindy Ruff on new head coach David Quinn's coaching staff. Oliver, 47, joins the Rangers organization after spending the past 11 seasons with..." July 17

  • Ryan Pulock and Islanders agree to terms on new deal

    Newsday "Ryan Pulock has a new contract. The defenseman agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Islanders, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 23-year-old set career highs in goals (10), assists (22) and points (32) last season. " July 17

  • San Jose Sharks Place Noah Rod On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "It sounds like the end of the line for Noah Rod in a San Jose Sharks uniform, as the team has placed him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. Rod only signed his entry-level contract in March of 2017, but will likely return to Switzerland after playing just 11..." July 17

  • Kings look to Kovalchuk to boost offense

    NHL.com "The Los Angeles Kings made a big offseason splash by adding offense without giving up anyone. Forward Ilya Kovalchuk is back in the NHL. The two-time 52-goal scorer with the Atlanta Thrashers (2005-06, 2007-08) has scored at least 30 nine times in the NHL and at least 40 six times,..." July 17

  • Jason Zucker Hoping To Stay In Minnesota

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Of all the players scheduled for salary arbitration in the coming weeks, perhaps no case is likely to go all the way through the hearing and the decision than that of Jason Zucker. The Minnesota Wild forward is coming off of an incredible year, scoring a career-high 33 goals and 64..." July 16

  • Ducks agree to 5-year extension with Adam Henrique

    ESPN "The Anaheim Ducks' acquisition of Adam Henrique in November went so well that they're keeping the relationship going -- handing the center a five-year extension through the 2023-24 season. According to multiple reports, the deal carries an annual average value of $5.825..." July 16

  • Predators sign Juuse Saros to 3-year, $4.5 million contract

    Tennessean "The Predators on Monday signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year contract with an annual cap hit of $1.5 million. Saros, named to the NHL's all-rookie team last month, made 23 starts and 26 appearances this past season, compiling an 11-5-7 record, 2.44..." July 16

  • Flames Re-Sign Elias Lindholm to Six-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract with an AAV of $4,850,000.  Lindholm, a native of Boden, Sweden was acquired by Calgary on June 23 in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes which saw..." July 16

  • Artemi Panarin Meets With Columbus Blue Jackets, Still No Extension Progress

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the most interesting emerging storylines of this offseason has been the future of Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin. The 26-year old forward told the team he was not interested in signing a long-term extension right away, instead needing some time to decide where he wants..." July 16

  • Sandin signs three-year contract with Maple Leafs

    NHL.com "Rasmus Sandin, who was a first-round pick (No. 29) at the 2018 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. The 18-year-old defenseman had 45 points (12 goals, 33 assists) in 51 games last season with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario..." July 16

  • Predators sign Ryan Hartman to 1-year contract

    Tennessean "The Predators re-signed versatile forward Ryan Hartman on Monday to a one-year, $875,000 contract.  Hartman, a restricted free agent acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 26 for two draft picks and a prospect, had five goals and..." July 16

  • Senators sign forward Nick Paul to a one-year deal

    Sportsnet "Forward Nick Paul has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators. The contract is worth US$650,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL. The 23-year-old Paul had one goal in 11 games with Ottawa last season. He had 14 goals and 13 assists in 54 games with..." July 16

  • With Jaroslav Halak in place, dealing Tuukka Rask shouldn't be out of the question

    NBC Sports Boston "There are a couple of inalienable facts about next year’s goaltending situation with the Boston Bruins. The first is that the B’s have most definitely upgraded in that area with 33-year-old Jaroslav Halak as the backup to Tuukka Rask. Halak is a flat-out better goalie than..." July 16

  • How Red Wings goaltending is shaping up for future

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have a glut of forwards, including a pair of prime prospects, Michael Rasmussen and Filip Zadina, they hope will make the roster out of training camp. They still have concerns about a defense that is virtually the same as in 2017-18, with the likely exception of..." July 16

  • Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dies while swimming

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died while going for a swim on Sunday morning, according to a report. The Hamilton Spectator reported Sunday that a man was with a group visiting a friend’s boat at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club when they decided to go for an early-morning swim around..." July 15

  • Kings are counting on Ilya Kovalchuk to rekindle youth to help with championship run

    Los Angeles Times "In the five years since Ilya Kovalchuk abandoned his contract with the New Jersey Devils to play for SKA St. Petersburg in his native Russia, the NHL has trended toward a style driven by youth and speed. Kovalchuk, 35, will not bring youth or speed to the Kings, who signed him to a three-year,..." July 15

  • Canadiens agree to 3-year deal with Danault

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a three-year deal with forward Phillip Danaultworth $3.083 million per season, the club announced Saturday. He will become an unrestricted free agent in July of 2021. Last season, Danault had eight goals to go along with 17 assists in 52..." July 15

  • Jets might need to pay Trouba like a star, and that’s OK

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been nearly two years since Jacob Trouba’s agent released a statement that shook the Winnipeg Jets and its fanbase. Kurt Overhardt, Trouba’s agent at KO Sports, needed just four paragraphs to send Jets fans into hysteria. He began telling the hockey world..." July 15

  • Blue Jackets sign Bjorkstrand to 3-year deal

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets signed restricted free-agent forward Oliver Bjorkstrand to a three-year contract Sunday, the club announced. His new deal carries an annual average value of $2.5 million, according to The Athletic's Aaron..." July 15

  • Flyers Sign RFA’s Taylor Leier And Tyrell Goulbourne

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have had a busy morning, announcing new one-year contracts for both Taylor Leier and Tyrell Goulbourne and confirming the signing of Danick Martel, also to a one-year deal which had been previously reported. While Martel simply accepted..." July 15

  • Sabres re-sign Danny O’Regan

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "The Sabres have re-signed forwards Nick Baptiste and Danny O’Regan to one-year, two-way contracts, the team announced this morning. The deals are worth $787,500 and $874,125, respectively, in the NHL. Baptiste, 22, earned regular NHL duty throughout..." July 15

  • Rangers could use Ryan McDonagh model to sign Brady Skjei

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers should treat Brady Skjei the same way that they did Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal, when their entry-level contracts expired, and sign him to a long-term deal. (NY Post) Staal, in his first three seasons, played 244 of 246 games, had..." July 15

  • Blackhawks aim to find out if Henri Jokiharju is ready for the NHL

    Chicago Tribune "No matter where this hockey journey takes Henri Jokiharju, Finland always will be the starting point. It’s where he was born and learned to love the sport, where he has been living this summer and where he spent his final days before flying to Chicago to partake in..." July 15

  • Red Wings should sign Dylan Larkin for as long as possible

    Pro Hockey Talk "For all the things that went wrong for the Edmonton Oilers last season, a funny thing snuck under the radar: Leon Draisaitl was probably worth the money. Granted, that’s a relative thing, but from here, $8.5 million per year doesn’t seem so outrageous for a..." July 14

  • Oilers Only Working On A Short-Term Deal With Darnell Nurse

    Yardbarker "The Oilers are focusing on strictly a short-term contract with restricted free agent defenseman Darnell Nurse, his agent Anton Thun told Postmedia’s Jim Matheson.  Thun acknowledged that an offer has been made but their salary cap situation will restrict their options on this..." July 14

  • Blue Jackets’ Ryan Murray accepts 1-year qualifying offer

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Ryan Murray has accepted his one-year qualifying offer worth $2.825 million. Murray, the No. 2 pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, had one goal and 12 points in 44 games this past season. The 24-year-old has battles injuries throughout his..." July 14