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Canadiens, Alex Galchenyuk Agree To Two-Year Deal

Jul 30, 2015 11:09 PM

The Canadiens and restricted free-agent Alex Galchenyuk have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth what a source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun is an average of $2.8M per year.

Galchenyuk had career highs with 20 goals, 26 assists and 46 points last season. 

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Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Bettman To Testify In NHL Concussion Lawsuit

Jul 30, 2015 7:13 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will face a legal deposition Friday morning in New York City as part of an ongoing concussion lawsuit against the NHL, a source told ESPN.com.

Bettman is expected to be deposed at 10 a.m. and face questions about the ongoing litigation filed on behalf of several NHL players alleging the league was reckless and negligent about informing players on the risks of long-term damage as a result of head injuries suffered while playing the game.

ESPN.com

Tags: Legal, Misc Rumor

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Jakub Voracek, Flyers Agree To Extension

Jul 30, 2015 7:18 PM

The Flyers and right wing Jakub Voracek have agreed to a multiyear contract extension, according to an ESPN.com report on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Voracek had 22 goals and career highs of 59 assists and 81 points last season.

ESPN.com

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Hawks To Build New Practice Facility, Ice Center

Jul 30, 2015 2:07 PM

The Blackhawks announced Wednesday they will build a practice facility and community ice center on the land currently occupied by Malcolm X College in Chicago, according to an ESPN.com report.

The facility, which will be across from the United Center, will be 125,000 square feet and will include two ice rinks. Construction is expected to begin next year and to be finished within two years.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor

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Devils Place Dainius Zubrus On Waivers

Jul 29, 2015 1:52 PM

The Devils announced Wednesday that they have placed forward Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.

Once Zubrus clears, at noon ET on Thursday, the Devils are expected to buy out the remaining one year on his contract. Zubrus is due $3.1 million this season.

ESPN.com

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Jim Craig Hoping To Sell 'Miracle On Ice' Memorabilla

Jul 29, 2015 11:14 AM

"Miracle On Ice" goaltender Jim Craig is hoping to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million, according to an ESPN.com report on Wednesday.

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Tags: Misc Rumor

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Canucks Trade Bonino, Clendening To Pens For Sutter

Jul 28, 2015 2:27 PM

The Canucks acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a third-round draft pick in a trade with the Penguins, the team announced Tuesday.

In exchange for the 26-year-old Sutter, the Canucks send back Nick Bodino, Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Flyers Sign Sean Couturier To Six-Year Deal

Jul 28, 2015 7:05 PM

The Flyers have signed center Sean Couturier to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal is for six years and carries an average annual value of $4.33M, sources told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

Couturier had a career-high 15 goals to go with 22 assists while playing in all 82 games for the second consecutive season.

ESPN.com

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Leafs Sign Mitch Marner To Entry Deal

Jul 28, 2015 2:16 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.

Marner, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the fourth overall pick in last month’s NHL Entry Draft after finishing second in OHL scoring with 126 points (44 goals, 82 assists) in 63 regular season games with the London Knights in 2014-15. The 2014-15 OHL All-Star also added 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in seven playoff contests. In two seasons with the Knights, Marner registered 185 points (57 goals, 128 assists) and 77 penalty minutes in 127 regular season games.  

Internationally, the Thornhill, Ontario native helped Team Canada capture a gold medal at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, recording a team-leading seven points in five games.

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Rangers, Derek Stepan Agree To New Six-Year Deal

Jul 27, 2015 12:33 PM

The Rangers and restricted free agent Derek Stepan avoided arbitration Monday by announcing their agreement on a long-term contract.

A source told ESPN.com that Stepan signed a six-year deal that will have an average annual value of $6.5 million.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Brandon Replaces Black As Sabres President
Ted Black has reached a mutual agreement to part ways with the NHL Sabres.

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Avs Sign Joey Hishon To One-Year Deal
Joey Hishon appeared in 13 games for the Avalanche last season.

Press Release

Predators Sign Colin Wilson To Four-Year, $15.75M Contract
Colin Wilson scored a career-high 20 goals during the 2014-15 NHL season.

Press Release

Alex Chiasson Awarded $1.2M In Arbitration
Alex Chiasson had 11 goals and 15 assists in 76 games this last season for the Senators.

ESPN.com

Lightning Name Steve Griggs New CEO
Steve Griggs replaces Tod Leiweke, who left the Lightning to become the NFL's CEO.

ESPN.com

Red Wings, Tomas Jurco Agree On Two-Year Deal
Tomas Jurco scored 3 goals in 63 games with the Red Wings last season.

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Caps Sign Holtby To Five-Year, $30.5M Extension
Braden Holtby set highs in wins (41), shutouts (9), and games played (73) this last season.

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Canadiens Sign Alexander Semin To One-Year Deal
Alexander Semin scored just 6 goals in 57 games for the Hurricanes last season.

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Coyotes, City Of Glendale Settle Arena Dispute
The Glendale City Council will vote on the amendments to the lease for Gila River Arena on Friday.

ESPN.com

Leafs Name Lou Lamoriello New GM
Lou Lamoriello has spent the last 28 years in the New Jersey Devils organization.

Press Release

Grigorenko Looking Forward To Playing For Roy
Patrick Roy coached Mikhail Grigorenko for two seasons with the Quebec Remparts.

NHL.com

Leafs Sign Travis Dermott To Entry Deal
Travis Dermott scored eight goals and had 37 assists for the Erie Otters of the OHL last season.

Press Release

Ducks Sign Josh Manson To Two-Year Extension
Defenseman Josh Manson played in 28 games for the Ducks last season.

Press Release

Johan Larsson Re-Signs With Sabres
Johan Larsson scored six goals and had 10 assists in 39 games with the Sabres last season.

ESPN.com

Only Las Vegas, Quebec City Apply For NHL Expansion Team
The NHL has announced that of the applications that were sent out, only two groups submitted official applications for an expansion team by Monday's deadline.

ESPN.com

Predators Sign Craig Smith To Five-Year, $21.25M Deal
Craig Smith scored 23 goals for the Predators last season.

Press Release

Oilers To Honor Glen Sather
The Oilers will raise a banner to honor former coach, GM, and executive Glen Sather on December 11.

ESPN.com

Quebecor Bids To Bring NHL Expansion Team To Quebec City
Quebecor has completed the formal application process to bring the NHL back to Quebec City.

ESPN.com

Leafs Name Steve Briere Goaltending Coach
Maple Leafs also hire Ari Vuori as their Director of European Scouting.

Press Release

Kane, Toews Feel Added Pressure With New Deals
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each agreed to eight-year, $84M extensions last summer.

ESPN.com

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