• 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

  • Couture says staying with Sharks was 'very easy decision'

    NHL.com "Logan Couture had a decision to make. Heading into the final season of a five-year contract, Couture could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2019. He saw what other forwards received on the open market but had no desire to leave the San Jose Sharks, who selected him in..." July 14

  • Islanders’ Nelson on life after Tavares: We have to pick ourselves back up

    Sportsnet "The Islanders faithful find themselves in mourning, with long-time franchise centrepiece John Tavares now the off-season prize of the Toronto Maple Leafs. But while fans on Long Island look to balance resentment towards their former captain with anger at the organization for letting..." July 14

  • Senators' offer to Karlsson short on signing bonuses

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators apparently didn't include much bonus money in their offer to Erik Karlsson. While the club's contract-extension pitch to the superstar defenseman was closer to $11 million than $10 million per season, it came up short in the area of signing bonuses, a..." July 14

  • Derick Brassard could be Penguins’ next top-six wing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins could open the 2018-19 regular season with a new top-six left wing, but it wouldn’t involve a trade for Jeff Skinner, Max Pacioretty or any of the other premium players they’ve been linked to over the past couple of weeks. According to general manager Jim..." July 14

  • Coyotes Re-Sign Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin, Hudson Fasching and Trevor Murphy

    Hockey Fights "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed forwards Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin and Hudson Fasching, along with defenseman Trevor Murphy to one-year, two-way contracts.July 14

  • Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Nicholas Baptiste

    Last Word On Hockey "The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed restricted free agent forward Nicholas Baptiste. He signs a one-year, two-way deal that is worth $788,000 at the NHL level. Baptiste is scheduled to be a restricted free agent again next summer. Baptiste has spent his entire three-year..." July 14

  • Have Minnesota Wild already hit their ceiling?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s talk about the Minnesota Wild for a few minutes because, well, I am still not entirely sure what to make this team under its current construction. How do you feel about them? Do you think about them? When you hear the name “Minnesota Wild” do you think..." July 14

  • LA Kings Sign First Round Pick Rasmus Kupari to 3-Year Entry-Level Deal

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have signed forward Rasmus Kupari to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Kupari was the Kings first round pick, No. 20 overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft. "I'm very excited and happy right..." July 14

  • Stars sign Shore to 2-year, $4.6M contract

    Last Word On Hockey "The Dallas Stars have re-signed restricted free agent center Devin Shore to a two-year deal worth $4.6 million or $2.3 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. Shore has spent his entire three-year career with the Stars. He has 24 career..." July 14

  • Maple Leafs' Johnsson accepts qualifying offer for 1-year deal

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that forward Andreas Johnsson has accepted his qualifying offer, a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary of $787,500. Johnsson, 23, split his 2017-18 season between the Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies (AHL). In nine regular season games..." July 14

  • Sharks' Joe Pavelski leads early at American Century Championship

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks star Joe Pavelski upstaged Stephen Curry, and everyone else, in the 29th annual American Century Championship, grabbing a first-round lead at Lake Tahoe on Friday. Pavelski overcame some early uneasiness to shoot a 70 at the Edgewood Tahoe course, good for 25 points and a..." July 14

  • Capitals hire Reid Cashman as assistant coach

    Yardbarker "New Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden has begun filling out his staff. Just as Reirden was promoted internally, he has made his first hire from within. According to Mark Divver of the Providence Journal, the Capitals have hired Reid Cashman as an assistant coach. Cashman has..." July 14

  • Marc-Andre Fleury, Golden Knights reach 3-year, $21M extension

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to a three-year contract extension with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, general manager George McPhee announced Friday. The deal is for an average of $7 million per season and keeps Fleury with the Golden Knights through the 2021-22..." July 13

  • Penguins GM Jim Rutherford dials back comments about Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford addressed his recent comments about the Columbus Blue Jackets in a new interview. “I have nothing but respect for the Columbus Blue Jackets,” Rutherford said to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh..." July 13

  • Capitals Re-Sign Liam O'Brien to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Liam O'Brien to a one-year, two-way contract, with an average annual value of $650,000, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. O'Brien, 23, played in three games for the..." July 13