• NHL Seattle names Ron Francis franchise’s first GM

    Sportsnet "NHL Seattle has officially named Ron Francis the franchise’s first general manager. “After seven months of due diligence, research, conversations, interviews and evaluation, we are thrilled to announce Ron as our GM,” NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke said in a..." July 18

  • What kind of GM will Ron Francis be for Seattle?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seattle’s NHL expansion franchise confirmed a key hire on Wednesday, naming Ron Francis as its first general manager. The Hall of Fame center spent just under four years as Carolina Hurricanes GM, and with that, his work inspires mixed reactions. Let’s consider the good,..." July 18

  • Rangers sign forward Phillip Di Giuseppe

    New York Post "As the Rangers decide how to handle their cap crunch, they’ve added another contract to the books. The team announced Thursday the signing of free agent forward Phillip Di Giuseppe. The 25-year-old winger split time last year with the Hurricanes and Predators, recording one..." July 18

  • Alex Ovechkin to serve as NHL ambassador in China

    The Score "Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will head to China in August to serve as an international ambassador for the NHL, the league announced Thursday. The trip to Beijing will include visiting youth clinics, a media tour, and business development..." July 18

  • Death of former Red Wing Greg Johnson likely a suicide, police say

    Detroit News "Former Red Wing Greg Johnson died of an apparent suicide, according to a Rochester Police report obtained by The Detroit News. Johnson was found by his wife, Kristin, shortly before 10 a.m. on July 7 in a storage room in the couple's basement. A gun and a single bullet were..." July 18

  • Brock McGinn, Carolina Hurricanes Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "  Brock McGinn’s arbitration hearing is first on the books this year, scheduled for Saturday in Toronto. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet has received word on the figures exchanged from both sides, tweeting that McGinn’s camp is looking for $2.7MM while..." July 18

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Dominik Masin signs one year deal with Tampa Bay Lightning

    Raw Charge "Yesterday the Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed defenseman Dominik Masin to a one-year contract extension. The contract details are not official, but Masin will likely around the league minimum of $700,000 with a much lower salary in the AHL. With Masin signed, the only two RFA..." July 18

  • Noah Cates is a prospect the Flyers 'can't stop bragging about'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers selected Noah Cates during the fifth round of the 2017 NHL draft, plucking him out of Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota with the 137th overall pick. At the time, Brent Flahr, Chuck Fletcher and the Minnesota Wild were sitting at No. 147. "A kid like..." July 18

  • The salary-cap hell the Rangers are still trying to navigate

    New York Post "The Rangers realistically could have as many as eight players — Kaapo Kakko, Filip Chytil, Lias Andersson, Brett Howden, Vitali Kravtsov, Adam Fox, Libor Hajek and Alex Georgiev — working under entry-level contracts, plus two more — Tony DeAngelo and Brendan..." July 18

  • Kings counting on Todd McLellan to reverse fortunes of underachieving group

    NHL.com "The Los Angeles Kings, coming off their worst record in 13 seasons, hope a coaching change will help them regroup and qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings had 71 points (31-42-9) last season, second-to-last in the NHL ahead of the Ottawa Senators (64 points) and their..." July 17

  • Ryan Spooner Signs In Switzerland

    Oilers Nation "Earlier today, word broke on Twitter that former Oiler, Ryan Spooner, had a signed a contract in the Swiss league with HC Lugano and I couldn’t help but laugh at the news… and maybe cry a little bit. If you want another reminder of how bad Peter Chiarelli was at his job..." July 17

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign Chris Stewart To PTO

    Philly Sports Network "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 31-year-old forward, Chris Stewart, to an NHL Pro Try-Out. He will attend the team’s training camp and look to obtain a contract for the upcoming season. Chris Stewart is a former first-round pick that never really materialized into anything..." July 17

  • Steven Stamkos is the best shooter of the salary cap era

    Raw Charge "Steven Stamkos is the best shooter of the salary cap era. There. I said it. I know right away some Washington Capitals fans will be screaming about Alex Ovechkin. And Toronto Maple Leafs fans screaming about Auston Matthews. And Winnipeg Jets fans screaming about Patrick Laine. I hear..." July 17

  • Eric Lindros wishes William Nylander luck wearing No. 88 with Maple Leafs

    The Score "Eric Lindros is all-in on Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander's decision to change his jersey number to 88 next season. Lindros wore No. 88 throughout his 13-year Hall of Fame career and played 33 games with the Leafs during the 2005-06 season. The Philadelphia Flyers..." July 17

  • Hall of Famer Ron Francis to be hired as general manager of Seattle’s new NHL team

    Seattle Times "Ron Francis, who played in the NHL for 22 seasons and is fifth all time in points, is to be announced this week as the first general manager of Seattle’s incoming franchise, sources with knowledge of the situation have indicated. Francis, 56, a native of Sault Ste. Marie,..." July 17

  • The 5 most pressing concerns for the Maple Leafs (after Mitch Marner)

    Yahoo! Sports "Until Mitch Marner signs — be it in the summer, fall or beginning of winter, and either in his hometown or another city all together — the perspective on the Toronto Maple Leafs will remain stuck in partial view. All the heavy lifting that has gone into transforming the..." July 17

  • Is Charlie McAvoy really in line for 'a huge contract' with Bruins? Maybe not

    NBC Sports Boston "There’s quite the interesting debate going on these days about just how much Bruins RFA defenseman Charlie McAvoy should get on his second contract. NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk tweeted out a story proclaiming that both McAvoy and Columbus Blue Jackets D-man Zach..." July 17

  • Report: Avalanche, J.T. Compher avoid arbitration with 4-year, $14M deal

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward J.T. Compher to a four-year contract with an average annual value of $3.5 million, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports. Compher was scheduled to have a salary arbitration hearing July..." July 17

  • Ivan Provorov’s next contract presents big challenge for Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher has been busy overhauling his roster this summer and still has two big jobs ahead of him when it comes to re-signing restricted free agents Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov. With close to $14 million in salary cap space..." July 17

  • Does an 'Interesting Week' Await The Edmonton Oilers?

    The Sports Daily "Edmonton Oiler fans have been awfully patient this summer in waiting for Ken Holland’s first major move. Holland added veteran free agent Mike Smith and depth forwards Markus Granlund and Tomas Jurco, but none of those players will move the needle for an Edmonton team desperate for..." July 16

  • Oilers aim for stability with new GM Ken Holland, coach Dave Tippett

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers are hoping that patience and stability will reverse a course of inconsistency and turmoil that has caused them to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 12 of the past 13 seasons. Ken Holland was hired as general manager May 7 after 22 years in that position with the..." July 16

  • Blackhawks acquire Zack Smith from Senators for Artem Anisimov

    Sporting News "The Blackhawks have traded one forward for another. Chicago has acquired Senators alternate captain Zack Smith for Artem Anisimov, the team announced Tuesday. Both players are signed through 2021, but Smith is due to make $3.25 million per year and Anisimov is due about..." July 16

  • Capitals re-sign Jakub Vrana to two-year deal

    CBS Sports "Jakub Vrana earned a two-year, $6.7 million contract extension from the Capitals on Tuesday. Vrana set career highs in goals (24), assists (23) and shots (161) last season. It's a solid bridge deal for the winger, who will get the opportunity to earn an even bigger payday if he..." July 16

  • Wild sign Ryan Donato to 2-year, $3.8M contract

    Last Word On Hockey "The Minnesota Wild have re-signed restricted free agent forward Ryan Donato to a two-year contract worth $3.8 million, or $1.9 million AAV. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. Donato has played for Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Wild over his two-year NHL career. He..." July 16

  • William Nylander to cover jersey change fee for fans to switch to new No. 88

    NHL.com "William Nylander wants fans to have his new number on their jerseys. He's even willing to pay for it. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward announced he would pay for fans to get the up-to-date version after he changed his number from 29 to 88 on Monday. Nylander is covering..." July 16

  • Devils ink D Connor Carrick to two-year, $3M deal

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils have signed defenceman Connor Carrick to a two-year, $3 million deal, the team announced on Tuesday. Carrick scored two goals and nine assists in 34 games last season split between the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils. " July 16

  • 5 players who could still be traded this summer

    The Score "The NHL offseason has slowed down considerably since July 1. Outside of Jake Gardiner, the list of remaining unrestricted free agents is uninspiring. However, that doesn't mean there won't be any more exciting movement, as a handful of intriguing players could still be dealt..." July 16

  • Zach Werenski, Charlie McAvoy should be in line for huge contracts

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the NHL’s restricted free agent market this summer most of the attention has been directed at forwards Mitch Marner, Mikko Rantanen, and Sebastian Aho. They are the stars, the big point-producers, and in the case of Aho, the rare player that actually received — and..." July 16

  • Blue Jackets' Ryan MacInnis puts pen to paper

    NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today that restricted free agent center Ryan MacInnis has accepted the club's qualifying offer for the 2019-20 National Hockey League/American Hockey League season. MacInnis, 23, has posted 18 goals and 37 assists..." July 16

  • Keith Kinkaid’s arrival should help Canadiens manage Carey Price’s load

    Sportsnet "There were a lot of numbers for the Montreal Canadiens to take into account before making their decision to give goaltender Keith Kinkaid a one-year, $1.75-million contract on July 1, but the most important one was 82. That’s the number of games Kinkaid has appeared in over the last two..." July 16

  • Report: Rangers looking to clear cap space

    TSN "The New York Rangers have had a busy summer, trading for Jacob Trouba, selecting Kaapo Kakko second overall and landing top-ranked free agent Artemi Panarin. However, Brett Cyrgalis of The New York Post writes that general manager Jeff Gorton's work is not done..." July 16

  • Cal Petersen Signs Three-Year, $2.575 Million Extension with LA Kings

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have signed restricted free agent goaltender Cal Petersen to a three-year contract extension, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. His contract carries an AAV of $858,333 and is a two-way contract in the first year. The final two..." July 16

  • Oilers sign forward Josh Archibald to one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Archibald to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Archibald, 26, spent last season playing with the Arizona Coyotes. He posted 12 goals and 22 points in 68 games during the 2018-19 season. In his NHL..." July 16

  • Golden Knights re-sign defenseman Jake Bischoff to 3-year deal

    Knights On Ice "The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed 24-year-old defenseman Jake Bischoff to a three-year contract, the club announced Tuesday. Bischoff’s deal has an average annual value of $716,667. Vegas acquired Bischoff in a deal with the New York..." July 16

  • Hurricanes sign Haydn Fleury, Gustav Forsling to one-year deals

    Canes Country "Get pumped for another year of breathless speculation about when Haydn Fleury will score his first NHL goal. The Carolina Hurricanes and the restricted free agent defenseman agreed Tuesday to a new one-year contract. Fleury, coming off his entry-level deal, will..." July 16

  • Penguins re-sign Teddy Blueger to a two-year contract

    PensBurgh "Looks like Teddy Blueger is staying for a while. The 24-year-old forward has been signed to a two-year, one-way contract with a cap hit of $750,000. From the Penguins: The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Teddy Blueger to a two-year..." July 16

  • Panthers Re-Sign Samuel Montembeault And Jayce Hawryluk

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Panthers have re-signed two of their remaining restricted free agents as goaltender Samuel Montembeault has signed a one-year, two-way deal, CapFriendly reports.  The contract is worth his qualifying offer of just over $708K in the NHL and $70K in the AHL. ..." July 16

  • Flyers continue signing RFAs and extend forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel

    Broad Street Hockey "As of the 16th of July, in the year two-thousand and nineteen, the Flyers have not reached an agreement with either Travis Konecny or Ivan Provorov on a new contract. However, today, they did re-sign somebody whom they hope will contribute next..." July 16

  • Lightning re-sign defenseman Ben Thomas to one-year contract

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Ben Thomas to one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Thomas, 23, played in 67 games with the Syracuse Crunch last season, recording two goals and 16 points to go along with 24..." July 16

  • Winnipeg Jets sign Nelson Nogier to one year, two-way deal

    Illegal Curve "Right-shooting defenceman Nelson Nogier from nearby Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is back in the fold according to the fine folks at CapFriendly who have indicated that the Jets 4th round pick in 2014 was signed to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2019-20 season worth $700,000 in the NHL..." July 16

  • Calgary Flames Avoid Arbitration With Rinat Valiev, Ryan Lomberg

    Our Sports Central "The Calgary Flames announce today that they have signed forward Ryan Lomberg and defenseman Rinat Valiev each to a one year, two-way contract with an AAV of $700,000. Lomberg, a 24-year-old native of Richmond Hill, Ontario played 58 with the Stockton Heat last season scoring 12 goals..." July 16

  • Panthers view Sergei Bobrovsky signing as needed element for return to playoffs

    NHL.com "The Florida Panthers made one of the biggest splashes this offseason when they signed free agent goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year contract. Landing the two-time Vezina Trophy winner (2013, 2017) not only gave Florida a top-flight goalie, it was another sign of how committed..." July 15

  • Bruins Receiving Interest on David Backes

    Boston Hockey Now "The Boston Bruins may yet find a way out of their salary cap jam and be able to sign their restricted free agents Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy. But it may take a deal with the Devils to do it. According to a league source with knowledge of the situation, the New Jersey Devils have..." July 15

  • Penguins Forced to Trade Phil Kessel to Keep Evgeni Malkin

    The Hockey Writers "In what apparently had become an NHL rite of summer, the Phil Kessel trade rumors came out in full bloom for the Pittsburgh Penguins again this year, albeit a little earlier than last year with the team being swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs. Having..." July 15

  • Dylan Cozens Signs Entry-Level Contract

    Last Word On Hockey "The Buffalo Sabres sign Dylan Cozens to an entry-level contract. Cozens was the seventh overall draft pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Cozens, who stands at 6’3″ tall and weighs180 lbs., was selected by the Sabres in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft..." July 15

  • Ville Heinola Signs Entry-Level Contract With Jets

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Ville Heinola on a three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $1,137,500. Heinola, 18, tallied 14 points (2G, 12A) in 34 games with Lukko in Liiga last season. He also had nine points..." July 15

  • Sonny Milano Signs With Columbus

    Jackets Cannon "It was announced early Monday afternoon that Blue Jackets forward Sonny Milano has accepted his qualifying offer from the team for one year, $874,125. I don’t think he was in line to make much more than he did, but it’s a good idea on Milano’s part to take the offer..." July 15

  • Anahim Ducks Hire Kevin Dineen As AHL Coach

    Los Angeles Times "Kevin Dineen was hired Monday as coach of the Ducks’ minor league affiliate San Diego Gulls. Dineen returns to the organization after he was coach of former affiliate Portland, where he briefly coached Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Dineen is a former coach of the Florida..." July 15

  • Florida Panthers Agree To Terms With Anthony Greco, Dominic Toninato

    Our Sports Central "Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Anthony Greco and forward Dominic Toninato on one-year, two-way contracts. Greco, 25, appeared in one game with Florida, making his NHL..." July 15