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van Riemsdyk Signs Two-Year Extension With Hawks

Jul 7, 2015 5:08 PM

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk has signed a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season.

The deal is worth $1.65 million, a source told ESPNChicago.com.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Blues Sign Tarasenko To Eight-Year Deal

Jul 7, 2015 5:03 PM

The Blues have signed Vladrmir Tarasenko to an eight-year deal worth $60 million, the team announced Tuesday. 

Tarasenko, 23, was one of the league's top scorers last season, finishing with 37 goals (tied for fifth in the NHL) in 77 games. 

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Tags: St Louis Blues, Signing

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Caps Sign Kuznetsov To Two-Year, $6M Deal

Jul 7, 2015 1:42 AM

Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov has signed a $6 million, two-year contract.

The team announced the deal Monday.

As a rookie, Kuznetsov had 11 goals and 26 assists during the regular season, and then starred in the playoffs, with five goals and two assists.

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Tags: Washington Capitals, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Bruins, Jimmy Hayes Agree To Three-Year Deal

Jul 6, 2015 4:33 PM

The Bruins and forward Jimmy Hayes have agreed on a three-year contract worth an annual cap figure of $2.3 million, the team announced Monday.

The Bruins also agreed to terms with forward Brett Connolly on a one-year deal worth $1.025 million and forward Brandon DeFazio on a one-year, two-way contract worth a cap figure of $575,000 at the NHL level.

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Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Leafs Sign Nazem Kadri To One-Year Extension

Jul 5, 2015 4:33 PM

The Maple Leafs announced Sunday that the club has signed forward Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension.

Kadri, 24, finished fourth among Maple Leaf skaters in scoring last season with 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists) in 73 regular season games. The London, Ontario native has appeared in 250 career NHL games – all with Toronto – and has collected 152 points (64 goals, 88 assists).

Kadri was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the first round (7th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. 

Press Release

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Dave Nonis Joins Ducks' Front Office

Jul 4, 2015 12:19 AM

Former Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has joined the Ducks' front office as a special assignment scout and consultant to GM Bob Murray.

The Ducks announced the hiring Friday.

Nonis was fired by the Maple Leafs in April after nearly 2 1/2 years in charge.

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Signing

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No. 1 Overall Pick Connor McDavid Signs Entry Deal With Oilers

Jul 3, 2015 5:19 PM

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do.

McDavid went to Quebec City for the Central Hockey League awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and finally South Florida for the NHL draft. This week, the No. 1 pick is back in Edmonton for the Oilers' development camp, his first time on the ice in orange and blue.

Connor McDavid's contract is worth about $11.3 million, or $925,000 a year plus bonuses. Dave Sandford/Getty Images

On Friday, 18-year-old phenom Connor McDavid agreed to terms on his three-year, entry-level contract with the Oilers. McDavid's contract is worth about $11.3 million in total -- $925,000 a year plus bonuses -- the maximum allowed for an entry-level contract.

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Joel Ward Signs Three-Year Deal With Sharks

Jul 3, 2015 7:34 PM

The Sharks have signed free-agent forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract, the team announced Friday afternoon.

The deal is reportedly worth $9.825 million in total.

The 34-year-old veteran, who has a reputation as a clutch playoff performer, was one of the top scoring wingers on the market. He spent the past four seasons playing for the Capitals.

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Tags: San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Jackets Sign Brandon Saad To Six-Year Deal

Jul 3, 2015 5:39 PM

The Blue Jackets announced Friday they have signed recently acquired forward Brandon Saad to a six-year contract extension. The team did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

Columbus acquired Saad in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

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Desjardins Re-Signs With Hawks On Two-Year Deal

Jul 3, 2015 1:42 PM

The Blackhawks and forward Andrew Desjardins agreed to terms on a two-year deal Friday, according to Desjardins' agent.

Desjardins had more lucrative offers from four other teams but decided to re-sign with the Blackhawks because of his experience last season, agent Todd Reynolds said.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Caps Trade Brouwer To Blues For Oshie
T.J. Oshie had 19 goals and 36 assists in 72 games last season for the Blues.

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Canucks Clean Out Front Office
The Canucks fired assistant GM's Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning, and director of player personnel Eric Crawford on Thursday.

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Martin St. Louis Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
Martin St. Louis finished with 391 goals in 1,134 regular season games in the NHL.

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Sources: Matt Beleskey Signs Five-Year Deal With Bruins
Matt Beleskey scored 22 goals and had 10 assists in 65 games for the Ducks last season.

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Leafs Sign Parenteau, Arcobello, Hunwick
The Maple Leafs added two free agent forwards and a defenseman to the club on Wednesday.

Press Release

Justin Williams Signs Two-Year Deal With The Capitals
Justin Williams had spent the last 6 1/2 years with the Los Angeles Kings.

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Jayson Megna Agrees To Terms With Rangers
Jayson Megna split this past season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.

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Rangers Agree To Terms With Raphael Diaz
Raphael Diaz scored two goals and had two assists for the Flames last season.

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Oilers Add Andrej Sekera, Mark Letstu
Andrej Sekera has agreed to a six year deal with the Oilers worth $33 million.

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Leafs Trade Phil Kessel To Penguins
Phil Kessel scored 25 goals and had 36 assists for the Maple Leafs last season.

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Report: Sharks Sign Paul Martin
Paul Martin had three goals and 17 assists for the Penguins last season.

San Jose Mercury News

Sharks Send 2016 First-Round Pick, Prospect To B's For Martin Jones
The Sharks acquired goalie Martin Jones from the Bruins on Tuesday.

San Jose Mercury News

Predators, Ribeiro Agree On Two-Year, $7M Deal
Mike Ribeiro is a veteran of 15 NHL seasons and racked up 62 points for the Predators last season.

ESPN.com

Ducks Name Paul MacLean Assistant Coach
Paul MacLean was the head coach of the Senators from 2011-15.

Press Release

Jackets, Blackhawks In Seven-Player Deal
Brandon Saad has scored 52 goals in 208 career NHL games, helping the Blackhawks win two Stanley Cup titles.

Press Release

Canes Place Alexander Semin On Buyout Waivers
Alexander Semin only scored six goals for the Hurricanes last season.

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Source: Canadian Police Investigation Involves Richards
Mike Richards is part of an ongoing police investigation for an off-ice incident.

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Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Voted Into HOF
Chris Pronger is still under contract as an NHL player.

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Kings Terminate Contract Of Mike Richards
The Kings have exercised their right to terminate Mike Richafrds for a material breech of his contract.

Press Release

Lightning Re-Sign Mike Blunden
Mike Blunden scored 13 goals for the AHL Syracuse Crunch last season.

Press Release

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