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Justin Williams Signs Two-Year Deal With The Capitals

Jul 2, 2015 1:34 AM

Veteran winger Justin Williams, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the Capitals on Wednesday night.

"Justin is a proven winner and we feel he will be a great addition to our club," GM Brian MacLellan said in a news release. "We felt it was important for our team to add someone of his caliber, as a hockey player and as a veteran leader."

Williams, 33, spent the past 6½ years with the Kings, with whom he won two Cups, adding to the one he won with the Hurricanes in 2006.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Sources: Matt Beleskey Signs Five-Year Deal With Bruins

Jul 2, 2015 1:56 AM

Forward Matt Beleskey is joining the Bruins, he confirmed Wednesday night via Twitter.

He signed a five-year deal worth $19 million with the Bruins, sources told

Considered one of the top free-agent targets this offseason, the 27-year-old left winger recorded 22 goals and 10 assists for 32 points, including a plus-13 rating, in 65 games for the Ducks during the 2014-15 season. He scored eight goals with one assist for nine points in 16 postseason games.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Anaheim Ducks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Leafs Sign Parenteau, Arcobello, Hunwick

Jul 2, 2015 1:43 AM

The Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that the club has signed free agent forwards Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Mark Arcobello to one-year contracts. The club has also signed defenceman Matt Hunwick to a two-year contract.

Parenteau, 32, spent last season with the Canadiens, where he registered 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 56 regular season games. The Hull, Quebec native also appeared in eight playoff games with the Canadiens collecting two points (one goal, one assist). 

Arcobello, 26, collected 31 points (17 goals, 14 assists) in 77 regular season games last season with Edmonton, Nashville, Pittsburgh and Arizona. The Milford, Connecticut native also skated in 10 games with team USA at the 2015 World Championships, where he collected three points (one goal, two assists). In 119 career NHL games, 

Hunwick, 30, was a member of the Rangers during the 2014-15 season. In 55 regular season games, Hunwick collected 11 points (two goals, nine assists) and 16 penalty minutes. The Warren, Michigan native also appeared in six playoff games with the Rangers last season. 

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Leafs Trade Phil Kessel To Penguins

Jul 1, 2015 1:37 PM

The Maple Leafs have traded forward Phil Kessel to the Penguins, a source confirmed to's Pierre LeBrun.

The Penguins are sending the Maple Leafs forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington and a first-round draft pick in return, a source said. Additional players could be involved, as well.

Kessel, 27, collected 25 goals and 36 assists this past season for the Leafs, his sixth season for the team.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Agree To Terms With Raphael Diaz

Jul 1, 2015 1:53 PM

Rangers President and GM Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Raphael Diaz.

Diaz, 29, skated in 56 games with the Flames this past season, registering two goals and two assists for four points, along with 10 penalty minutes.

Prior to joining the Flames, Diaz played part of the 2013-14 season with the Rangers after being acquired in a trade with Vancouver on March 5, 2014. He skated in 11 regular season games with the Blueshirts, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with a plus-five rating and four penalty minutes. Diaz also appeared in four playoff games with the Rangers and helped the team advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Diaz was originally signed by Montreal as a free agent on May 13, 2011.

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

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Oilers Add Andrej Sekera, Mark Letstu

Jul 1, 2015 1:43 PM

The contract is worth $33 million, a source told's Pierre LeBrun.

The Oilers also agreed to a three-year deal with center Mark Letstu, who had 13 points in 54 games for the Blue Jackets last season.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Sharks Send 2016 First-Round Pick, Prospect To B's For Martin Jones

Jul 1, 2015 12:08 PM

The Sharks filled a major need Tuesday, acquiring goalie Martin Jones from the Bruins.

"We're not done," Sharks GN Doug Wilson said. "There's more to be done."

The Sharks paid a handsome price to pick up an important part of the puzzle, sending their first-round pick next season and forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins.


San Jose Mercury News

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Predators, Ribeiro Agree On Two-Year, $7M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 11:50 AM

Mike Ribeiro is staying in Nashvile, reaching agreement on a two-year, $7 million deal with the Predators on Wednesday, a source told's Pierre LeBrun.

Ribeiro, a veteran of five teams and 15 seasons, remained productive in his age-35 season, racking up 62 points, second best on the Predators.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Jayson Megna Agrees To Terms With Rangers

Jul 1, 2015 1:57 PM

Rangers President and GM Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Jayson Megna.

Megna, 25, split this past season between the Penguins and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. He tallied one assist and recorded 14 penalty minutes in 12 games with Pittsburgh. Megna registered 40 hits and was credited with eight blocked shots in 12 contests with the Penguins, and he notched an assist on the game-winning goal on December 2 vs. New Jersey.

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

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Report: Sharks Sign Paul Martin

Jul 1, 2015 1:06 PM

The Sharks made their first move at the start of the NHL's unrestricted free agency period, signing defenseman Paul Martin to a four-year contract on Wednesday, according to ESPN. 

Martin, 34, had three goals and 17 assists for the Penguins last season, and has 26 goals and 137 assists in 697 career NHL games.


San Jose Mercury News

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Richards, Parenteau, Fistric Placed On Waivers
The deadline for the NHL offseason first buyout is on June 30.

Wild Re-Sign Devan Dubnyk To Six-Year Deal
Devan Dubnyk's new 6- year deal with the Wild is worth $26 million.

Coyotes Acquire Grossman, Pronger From Flyers For Gagner, Pick
Nicklas Grossman registered 5-9-14 in 68 games with the Flyers last season.

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Rangers Trade Ryan Haggerty To Hawks For Antti Raanta
Antti Raanta has posted a 20-9-5 record in 39 NHL appearances with the Blackhawks.

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Andong Song Becomes First Player From China Drafted
The NHL Islanders have selected Andong Song, 18, with the No. 172nd overall pick in the NHL Draft.

Ducks Send Kyle Palmieri To Devils For 2015, 2016 Draft Picks
Kyle Palmieri has appeared in 198 games for the Ducks, collecting 89 points.

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Ducks Acquire Anton Khudobin From Canes For James Wisniewski
Goaltender Anton Khudobin has appeared in 91 career NHL games.

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Rangers Trade Cam Talbot, Carl Hagelin
The Rangers sent Cam Talbot to the Oilers for three draft picks, and traded Carl Hagelin to the Ducks for Emerson Etem.

NHL Draft First-Round Selections
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel were almost overshadowed during the 2015 NHL Draft on Friday night with a number of team's making trades.

Oilers Take Connor McDavid As Top Overall Pick
As expected, the Oilers choose Connor McDavid as the top overall pick in tonight's NHL draft.

Sens Trade Lehner, Legwand To Sabres For Draft Pick
The Senators will receive the 21st overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.

Bruins Send Dougie Hamilton To Flames For Three Draft Picks
Dougie Hamilton is a restricted free agent and is expected to earn some $7M per season.

Kings Send Jones, Miller, Pick To Bruins For Lucic
Milan Lucic played in 81 games for the Bruins last season totaling 44 points.

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