• Blues, Oskar Sundqvist agree to four-year contract

    TSN "The St. Louis Blues and forward Oskar Sundqvist have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a four-year contract. The deal, which was announced by the team on Sunday, carries an average annual value of $2.75 million.  Sundqvist set career highs in goals (14), assists (17)..." July 21

  • Lightning, Golden Knights top oddsmakers' 2019-20 point projections

    The Score "Oddsmakers have released their opening odds for all 31 NHL team's point totals ahead of the 2019-20 season. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the Presidents' Trophy in a landslide with a dominant 128-point regular season in 2018-19, are the favorites to repeat with an..." July 21

  • Mitch Marner will play for Maple Leafs this season, John Tavares says

    NHL.com "Mitchell Marner will be playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, center John Tavares said Friday. Marner, a 22-year-old forward who led the Maple Leafs with 94 points (26 goals, 68 assists) in 82 games last season, is a restricted free agent. He said Thursday that he is..." July 21

  • Evan Rodrigues, Buffalo Sabres Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Buffalo News "The first of the Buffalo Sabres' four arbitration hearings is set for Tuesday in Toronto with center Evan Rodrigues, and the sides are apparently more than $1 million apart. Rodrigues had nine goals and 20 assists in 74 games last season to set career highs in each category. He is..." July 21

  • Oilers’ James Neal on Flames struggles, training with Connor McDavid, new teammates

    Sportsnet "For Oilers GM Ken Holland, acquiring James Neal was a deal he made by the book. The National Hockey League’s Guide and Record Book. “The Guide and Record Book says that James Neal scores goals,” began Holland, the morning after he’d made the most significant..." July 21

  • Oilers' new GM makes mark with trade for James Neal

    NHL.com "Ken Holland had been quiet after the Edmonton Oilers hired him as general manager on May 7. Not anymore. Holland made his mark on the Oilers on Friday when Edmonton traded forward Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to the Calgary Flames for..." July 21

  • Report: Maple Leafs to sign UFA Garrett Wilson

    Pension Plan Puppets "This is the only report on this signing so far, but it is the weekend and everyone else is sipping margaritas. The Pittsburgh Penguins had a traditional, veteran grinder fourth line last year that featured Matt Cullen, now retired, in his swan song, and usually featured Garrett..." July 20

  • Ville Husso Signs One-Year Contract With St. Louis Blues

    CBS Sports "Husso agreed to a one-year two-way contract with the Blues on Saturday, dsadsa reports. Husso will return to the Blues for the 2019-20 season. " July 20

  • Alex Ovechkin's showing no signs of slowing down

    Sporting News "Alex Ovechkin's still got it. That was the main takeaway from the Washington Capitals captain's 2018-19 campaign; where he hit the 50-goal mark and won the Rocket Richard Trophy, both for the the eighth time in his career. Beyond the regular season, he also impressed with a..." July 20

  • Patrick Maroon unsure of future with Blues

    NHL.com "Pat Maroon is unsure if his future in the NHL will be with the St. Louis Blues. The 31-year-old forward, who is an unrestricted free agent, signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Blues prior to last season and helped them win the Stanley Cup. "I would love..." July 20

  • Nazem Kadri reflects on tenure with Leafs: 'I felt like I had a lot more to give them'

    Yahoo! Sports "Nazem Kadri spent his entire career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it appears he’s made peace with the team’s decision to trade him to the Colorado Avalanche on July 1. Kadri was a staple of the organization, but was sent to Colorado in a blockbuster deal - which netted..." July 20

  • Former Wild center Eric Fehr signs in Switzerland

    Yardbarker "Eric Fehr’s time in the NHL has come to end for now at least.  The veteran center is off to the Swiss NLA with Geneve-Servette announcing that they’ve signed him to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old was back in the NHL on a full-time basis last season with the..." July 20

  • Brayden Point 'sure' to sign contract with Lightning, Anthony Cirelli says

    NHL.com "Brayden Point remains a restricted free agent after completing his three-year, entry-level contract last season. Anthony Cirelli, who considers Point one of his closest friends on the Tampa Bay Lightning, is confident Point and the Lightning will be able to reach an..." July 20

  • Flames hit two birds with one stone with Milan Lucic acquisition

    Sportsnet "A nuclear deterrent for a nuclear bomb. Two of the NHL’s biggest reclamation projects changed Alberta addresses Friday when the Calgary Flames acquired Milan Lucic from the Edmonton Oilers for James Neal. The Oilers will retain some of Lucic’s lofty salary and..." July 20

  • Brock McGinn Re-Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

    Last Word On Hockey "The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed free-agent winger Brock McGinn to a two-year contract worth $4.2 million. His salary for the upcoming season will be $1.9 million and $2.3 million for 2020-21. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. McGinn has spent his entire..." July 20

  • Milan Lucic agreed to trade to Flames after talking to Jarome Iginla

    NHL.com "Milan Lucic got an assist to join the Calgary Flames from their leading goal-scorer. Lucic was traded to Calgary for James Neal on Friday, but the 31-year-old with a no-movement clause in his contract had to agree to leave the Edmonton Oilers. That's where Jarome Iginla, who..." July 20

  • Key defensemen enter contract years, possible free agency

    Pro Hockey Talk "Despite being the most exciting offseason since PHT started in 2010, the NHL will probably always lag behind the NBA when it comes to stars moving in free agency. Rudely, players like Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid don’t even flirt with drama, instead sticking with their teams..." July 20

  • Man arrested after selling phony Connor McDavid signed Oilers jerseys

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton police have charged a man after a number of people were sold Oilers jerseys with fake Connor McDavid autographs. Police believe there are a number of Edmontonians who were approached by a man online claiming to be from the Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) or Pro Am..." July 20

  • Mike Gillis ready to return to NHL, but not as general manager

    Sportsnet "Mike Gillis wants back in the National Hockey League, just not as a GM. After being fired from the Vancouver Canucks in 2014, Gillis embarked on a five-year, globetrotting sabbatical, a personal mission intended to expand and deepen his thinking of the game. The former..." July 20

  • Russian NHL star bashes Vladimir Putin, says Russia is a nation of ‘lawlessness’

    Washington Post "One of the NHL’s top Russian hockey players broke ranks with his countrymen to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview published Thursday on a Russian language YouTube page. Artemi Panarin, a 27-year-old left wing newly signed by the New York Rangers,..." July 19

  • Report: Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Flames for James Neal

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames in exchange for forward James Neal, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Edmonton will retain some of Lucic's salary and include a conditional draft pick,..." July 19

  • Rangers sign Jacob Trouba to reported 7-year deal with $8M AAV

    Last Word On Hockey "The New York Rangers have signed free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba to a 7-year contract worth $56 million, or $8 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. Last season, he scored eight goals and 42 assists for 50 points, adding 58..." July 19

  • Why Wild are better off being terrible next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "When you ponder what separates the good, the bad, and the ugly in the NHL, don’t forget the importance of self-awareness. For all of Minnesota Wild GM Paul Fenton’s lizard tongued blunders through his first year at the helm, the Wild’s biggest problem is..." July 19

  • Avalanche Signs Bowen Byram

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Bowen Byram to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Avalanche selected Byram with the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on June 21 in Vancouver. Byram, 18, spent the 2018-19..." July 19

  • Tentative deal reached between city and Flames for new arena

    Calgary Herald "A tentative deal has been reached between the city and the Calgary Flames for a new arena to replace the Saddledome. City council members will discuss the proposed agreement at 3:45 p.m. Monday behind closed doors, Postmedia has learned. Negotiations between the two..." July 19

  • Canadiens re-sign Charles Hudon to one-year, one-way $800,000 deal

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens announced on Friday that they’ve agreed to terms on a US$800,000 contract with forward Charles Hudon for the 2019-20 season. Hudon, 25, played 32 games last season, scoring three goals and adding two assists along with a minus-9 rating and 16 penalty minutes. " July 19

  • Adam Boqvist amazes, Alex Nylander underwhelms at Blackhawks’ development camp scrimmage

    Chicago Sun-Times "Josiah Slavin had a hat trick and Antti Saarela added two goals, but it was undeniably Adam Boqvist’s non-stop magic that lifted the red team to victory in the Blackhawks’ prospect scrimmage Friday. Boqvist looked like an NHL All-Star disguised as an 18-year-old, flashing..." July 19

  • Andrew Copp, Winnipeg Jets Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Second on the list of arbitration hearings scheduled for this summer is Andrew Copp of the Winnipeg Jets. The two sides exchanged figures prior to their hearing on Sunday, and according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet the player filed for a one-year deal at $2.9MM while..." July 19

  • Sharks coach convinced Joe Thornton will return for 2019-20

    Yahoo! Sports "Joe Thornton isn’t under contract for the 2019-20 season just yet but the San Jose Sharks are expecting it to be business as usual this fall. Thornton appeared to verbally commit to playing his 22nd NHL season but remains an unrestricted free agent. Sharks head coach..." July 18

  • Mitch Marner says he likely won't attend training camp without contract

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs restricted free-agent forward Mitch Marner danced around contractual questions as he does around opposing players during media appearances at his own charity event Thursday, but he did make one thing clear. Marner told NHL.com's Dave..." July 18

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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