• Martin St. Louis announces retirement from NHL

    NHL.com "Forward Martin St. Louis announced his retirement Thursday. He had 21 goals and 52 points in 74 games with the New York Rangers last season, the final year of his contract. "I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride,” St. Louis said in a release issued by..." July 02

  • All eyes will be on Stamkos’ contract talks with Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "An underwhelming free-agent crop leaves little for the Lightning, or any of the other 29 teams for that matter, to eye any sort of big prize. So while Tampa Bay did re-sign pending free agents Andrej Sustr and Mike Angelidis to new deals on Tuesday, when the free-agency window opens, all eyes..." July 02

  • Hurricanes owner rips Rutherford, Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford won the day in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, but he took a beating in Carolina. In speaking to reporters in Raleigh, N.C., Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. directed incendiary comments at Rutherford, his former general manager and team president, as well as..." July 02

  • Ducks sign F Horcoff to one-year deal

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks signed free-agent forward Shawn Horcoff to a one-year, $1.75 million contract according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The 36-year-old scored 11 goals and added 18 assists over 76 games with the Dallas Stars in 2014-15, his second year with the club." July 02

  • Capitals sign Justin Williams to 2-year, $6.5M contract

    The Score "The Washington Capitals have added a veteran with plenty of playoff experience to their roster, signing Justin Williams to a two-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.25 million." July 02

  • Rangers Acquire Magnus Hellberg from Predators

    Blueshirt Banter "With Mackenzie Skapski out of the picture until November or December, the Rangers pulled the trigger on a deal for minor league goaltender Magnus Hellberg (yes, that is his name). Hellberg is currently an RFA and joins Desjardins and Skapski as the goalies competing for starts in Hartford with the..." July 02

  • Bruins Sign Left Winger Matt Beleskey To Five-Year, $19 Million Contract

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have added a top-nine winger to their roster on the first day of NHL free agency. The B’s have signed unrestricted free agent left winger Matt Beleskey to a 5-year, $19 million contract ($3.8 million salary cap hit) on Wednesday. The 27-year-old veteran is coming off the..." July 02

  • Hextall content with uneventful start to free agency

    Courier-Post "Ron Hextall is still playing out his carefully orchestrated plan. He had no intention of being part of the "silly season" that typically begins July 1, when free agency begins and general managers are quick to open their checkbooks. The Flyers' maestro got a quality backup goalie at nearly a..." July 02

  • Panthers pick up Reilly Smith from Bruins, deal Jimmy Hayes

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The only noise coming out of BB&T Center on the opening day of free agency Wednesday was a roller-hockey game played below where the ice used to be. Until business hours ended. That’s when Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon swung into action. While he chose not to overpay in a weak free..." July 02

  • Antoine Vermette Returns to Arizona with a 2-Year Deal

    The Hockey Writers "Antoine Vermette has come back to the Arizona Coyotes as the forward signed a two-year, $7.5 million deal as reported by TSN’s Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie. The cap hit will be $3.75 per season for the two years. It’s actually a smaller hit than the last deal Vermette signed with the..." July 02

  • Jackman leaves Blues, signs with Nashville

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Barret Jackman is leaving St. Louis, but he isn’t going very far. Blues fans already were aware that the club wasn’t expected to re-sign Jackman, 34, who became an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, unless there weren’t any other attractive offers that came his way On the first day that..." July 02

  • Canadiens sign Mark Barberio to a one-year, two-way contract

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Canadiens made a low-key free agent signing late on the opening day of free agency, signing left-handling defenceman Mark Barberio to a one-year, two-way contract. Barberio's contract is for slightly more than the league minimum NHL salary, coming in with an NHL portion $600 000, with a..." July 02

  • Campbell signs two-year contract with Blue Jackets

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Gregory Campbell to a two-year contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Campbell, 31, has registered 68 goals and 108 assists for 176 points and 618 penalty minutes in 721 career..." July 02

  • Lightning sign ex-Senators forward Condra to three-year deal

    Tampa Tribune "A decade ago, Erik Condra stood as an usher at Lightning head coach Jon Cooper’s wedding. Now, Condra will sit in front of Cooper on the Tampa Bay bench after the 28-year-old forward signed a three-year contract on the first day of free agency. Condra’s deal is for $3.75 million and carries..." July 02

  • Wings will consider retiring Fedorov's No. 91

    Detroit News "Sergei Fedorov is a first-ballot inductee of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is the only Hart Trophy winner for MVP for the Red Wings in 53 years. He was an essential offensive and defensive component for more than one-quarter of the Wings teams that have won Stanley Cups. In the playoff drive..." July 02

  • Report: Brassard should be ready for training camp after wrist surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard underwent wrist surgery last week, leaving him with a four-to-six week window of recovery, according to sources including The Bergen Record. That rehab estimate would indicate that the 27-year-old will be recovered by the time training camp kicks off..." July 02

  • Winnik returning to Maple Leafs on two-year deal

    Sportsnet "Daniel Winnik is returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The unrestricted free agent signed a two-year contract with Toronto on Wednesday worth $4.5 million." July 02

  • Connor McDavid declares first day of Oilers orientation camp 'fun'

    Edmonton Sun "One small stride for Connor McDavid, one giant leap for the Edmonton Oilers. The future of the franchise took his first official skate as an Oiler in an empty arena Wednesday, a quiet prelude to the roar he’s expected to make in this building and the next. “Today was a lot of fun,” said..." July 02

  • Jeff Gorton replaces Glen Sather as Rangers GM

    ESPN New York "Glen Sather stepped aside Wednesday as New York Rangers general manager and was replaced by assistant GM Jeff Gorton, the team announced. Sather will continue with the organization as team president, but he will cease in the running of day-to-day operations. "Jeff has been an integral part..." July 01

  • Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return Toronto gets centre Nick Spaling, forward Kasperi Kapanen, defenceman Scott Harrington, plus first- and third-round picks from 2016. The Leafs are also sending forward Tyler Biggs, defenceman Tim Erixon and..." July 01

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN.

  • Free agent Richards signs with Red Wings

    Sportsnet "Brad Richards has his second Stanley Cup ring and will be moving on. Like fellow free agent Brandon Saad from the 2015 champion Chicago Blackhawks, Richards will be in a new uniform come 2015-16. The 35-year-old centre inked a one-year, $3-million contract with the Detroit Red Wings..." July 01

  • Sharks, Martin agree on four-year deal

    TSN "The San Jose Sharks have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with defenceman Paul Martin. Martin spent the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including appearing in 74 games in 2014-15 where he produced three goals and 17 assists." July 01

  • Sabres sign Jack Eichel to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "Jack Eichel will not be returning to Boston University for his sophomore season. The second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft has signed an entry-level deal with the Buffalo Sabres." July 01

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Vancouver trades Kassian and a fifth round pick to Montreal for Brandon Prust. Similar salaries involved.

  • Oilers sign Andrej Sekera to long-term deal

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers bolstered its blue-line on the opening day of free agency, signing veteran defenceman Andrej Sekera to a long-term deal. Sekera will earn an average of $5.5 million per season for the next six seasons." July 01

  • Barret Jackman signs 2-year deal with Predators

    Sportsnet "Free agent defenceman Barret Jackman has signed a two-year deal with the Nashville Predators worth $4 million. " July 01

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    The Hockey News @TheHockeyNews

    The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman John Moore to a three-year, $4.8 million contract.

  • Flyers ink G Neuvirth to two-year deal

    TSN "Michal Neuvirth has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. The deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million in the first year and $1.75 million in the second year. " July 01

  • Jets agree to terms with Alexander Burmistrov

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov. Burmistrov, 23, has spent the past two seasons in the KHL with Kazan Ak-Bars after playing the prior three seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization where he..." July 01

  • Free agent Beauchemin signs with Colorado

    Sportsnet "Colorado has improved in the area it needed to most. Unrestricted free agent Francois Beauchemin signed a three-year, $13.5-million deal with the Colorado Avalanche upon the opening of free agency Wednesday. Beauchemin’s new salary cap hit ($4.5 million) marks a raise from his $3.5 million..." July 01

  • Babcock recruits Parenteau to Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed unrestricted free agent P.A. Parenteau to a one-year contract Wednesday after the winger was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens. And, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, head coach Mike Babcock played recruiter. With Phil Kessel traded to the Pittsburgh..." July 01

  • Minnesota Re-Signs Finnish Forward, Mikael Granlund

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has re-signed center Mikael Granlund to a two-year contract. Granlund, 23, collected 39 points (8-31=39), a plus-17 rating and averaged 17:54 in TOI/game in 68 games with Minnesota in 2014-15. He ranked third on the team in plus/minus and fifth in scoring and set career highs..." July 01

  • Nashville Predators re-sign Mike Ribeiro, dodge free agency

    Sportsnet "One of the most productive forwards believed to be available as an unrestricted free agent will not hit the open market. After gauging interest from competing teams, Mike Ribeiro decided to re-sign with the Nashville Predators Wednesday, inking a two-year deal worth $7 million." July 01

  • Report: G Ramo re-signs with Flames

    TSN "Goaltender Karri Ramo has reportedly re-signed with the Calgary Flames. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, a source says the netminder will return to Calgary after posting a 15-9-3 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.60 goals-against average with two shutouts in 34 games last..." July 01

  • Blackhawks lock up Anisimov long-term

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks wasted no time inking their latest acquisition to a long-term deal. Artem Anisimov, who was not set to become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2016, has agreed to a five-year extension with the champions, according to reporter Andy Strickland. The..." July 01

  • New Duck Bieksa signs two-year extension

    TSN "Kevin Bieksa knew the Vancouver Canucks were trading him. It was just a matter of where. For several weeks, Bieksa came to terms that his time in Vancouver was coming to an end. After it looked like he was almost headed to the San Jose Sharks last week, Tuesday brought a trade to the Anaheim..." July 01

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The Sharks No. 1 target is Paul Martin but there's lots and lots of interest in him. He'd be a great fit in San Jose. But other offers, too

  • Flames now turn attention back to signing captain Mark Giordano

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames’ ‘D’ corps signed its newest part. Now that Dougie Hamilton has inked a contract, the attention again turns to the biggest name on the blueline brigade, captain Mark Giordano, who has one year remaining on his deal and could become an unrestricted free-agent after the 2016-17..." July 01

  • As free agency opens, Blues’ focus is Tarasenko

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The start of the NHL free agency period Wednesday will bring less fanfare to St. Louis than it did last summer. A year ago, the Blues were in competition for one of the crop’s top forwards, Paul Stastny, whom they landed with a four-year, $28 million contract. This offseason, the team has been..." July 01

  • Report: Mike Richards Stopped At Canadian Border With Oxycodone

    Deadspin "According to TMZ, former Kings center Mike Richards was stopped at the Canadian border two weeks ago and “questioned about oxycodone pills,” but has not been charged with any crime. (Update: According to the Winnipeg Sun, Richards was arrested at the border.) Rumors and allegations of substance..." July 01

  • Coyotes to move to Las Vegas under new owner

    New York Post "Sin City is getting hockey, two sources close to the situation told The Post. The NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said. “Las Vegas has reached 10,000..." July 01

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    Shawn Stepner @StepnerWKBW

    A source tells me Jack Eichel will be in Buffalo today and will sign his first pro contract with the #Sabres today.

  • Brandon Saad Traded to Columbus

    The Hockey Writers "The 2015 Stanley Cup Champions have cap issues. It’s been no secret that they have to make some moves beyond just not signing some of their UFAs. Rumors have made the rounds that they’ve shopped Patrick Sharp and they’ve shopped Brian Bickell. What was a given, was that they would try to sign..." July 01

  • Canucks trade Bieksa to Ducks

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have traded defenceman Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick. Bieksa, 34, scored four goals and 10 assists in 60 games with the Canucks in 2014-15." July 01

  • Drew Stafford signs 2-year, $8.7 million contract with Jets

    CBS Sports "An already thin group of free agent forwards became even thinner on Tuesday afternoon when the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a new deal with Drew Stafford, signing him to a two-year contract that will pay him $8.7 million. That comes out to an average salary cap hit of $4.35 million per..." July 01

  • Oilers acquire Lauri Korpikoski from Arizona in exchange for Boyd Gordon

    Edmonton Journal "Boyd Gordon is going back to the desert. The Arizona Coyotes re-aquired the centreman from the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday for forward Lauri Korpikoski. “We are very pleased to re-acquire Boyd Gordon,” said Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. “Boyd is an excellent defensive centre who is one..." June 30

  • Flames lock up Hamilton to long-term deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have locked up defenceman Dougie Hamilton to a six-year deal worth $34.5 million. Hamilton’s annual cap hit will be an affordable $5.75 million, making him the highest-paid player on the Flames. Hamilton was acquired in a trade with the Boston Bruins last week in exchange..." June 30

  • Phil Kessel owed $4 million bonus on July 1

    ESPN "Two sources confirmed to ESPN.com on Tuesday that Phil Kessel has a $4 million signing bonus, payable Wednesday. You have to imagine that while the Toronto Maple Leafs would have loved to have traded him before that money was paid, they also know the best trade offer for him most likely will come..." June 30

  • Bruins acquire a first round draft pick in the 2016 Draft and Sean Kuraly from the Sharks for Martin Jones

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 30, that the Bruins have acquired a first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and forward Sean Kuraly from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones. Kuraly, 22, skated in all 40 games for Miami University..." June 30

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