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Blackhawks Sign Michal Kempny To One-Year Deal

May 28, 2017 10:28 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with defenseman Michal Kempny.

Kempny was set to become a restricted free agent July 1. The extension runs through the 2017-18 season.

Kempny had two goals and six assists in his first season with the Blackhawks.


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Coyotes Name Steve Sullivan Assistant GM

May 19, 2017 12:43 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have named former player Steve Sullivan as an assistant to general manager John Chayka.

Sullivan will serve as GM for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL and oversee the Coyotes' amateur player development staff, according to news release Thursday.

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Rangers Name Chris Drury GM Of AHL Wolf Pack

May 16, 2017 5:21 PM

The Rangers named Chris Drury the general manager of the Wolf Pack, their AHL affiliate in Hartford, while also firing Ken Gernander, who was the coach of the club.

Drury, who has been an assistant general manager with the Rangers for the past year, replaces Jim Schoenfeld, who will now focus solely on his role as a Rangers senior vice president and assistant general manager.

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Sharks Sign Melker Karlsson, Joonas Donskoi To New Deals

May 13, 2017 1:25 PM

The San Jose Sharks have signed forwards Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi to new contracts before they become restricted free agents.

The Sharks announced a three-year deal with Karlsson and two-year contract for Donskoi on Friday. Both forwards could have been restricted free agents this summer.

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Stars Sign Ben Bishop To Six-Year, $29.5M Deal

May 12, 2017 2:58 PM

The Stars have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5 million deal.

General manager Jim Nill announced the terms Friday, less than a week after acquiring the rights to Bishop from the Kings for a fourth-round pick in next month's draft.

Bishop, 30, was set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer had Dallas not signed him before July 1.

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Sabres Hire Jason Botterill As GM

May 11, 2017 1:29 PM

Jason Botterill is leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins' bid to defend their Stanley Cup title for an opportunity to build the Buffalo Sabres into a contender as general manager.

The Sabres hired the Penguins' associate GM on Thursday to lead a franchise that owner Terry Pegula criticized for lacking structure and discipline.

"We are very happy to welcome Jason Botterill to the Buffalo Sabres family," Pegula said in a news release. "Jason's hockey knowledge, experience drafting and developing players, and his approach to management stood out to us during our interview process. Jason has built a solid reputation as a leader that connects strongly with players and staff around him. We are confident he will have a positive impact within our organization and will help us get to our ultimate goal."

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Vegas Golden Knights Sign Vadim Shipachyov To Two-Year, $9M Deal

May 5, 2017 12:34 PM

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights have signed free-agent Russian forward Vadim Shipachyov to a two-year, $9 million contract.

General manager George McPhee announced the deal Thursday night.

Shipachyov, 30, had 26 goals and 50 assists in 50 games this season for SKA St. Petersburg to finish third in the Kontinental Hockey League scoring race. He added four goals and 15 assists in 17 playoff games to help St. Petersburg win its second title in three years.

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Leafs Sign Nikita Zaltsev To Seven-Year, $31.5M Deal

May 2, 2017 5:54 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Nikita Zaitsev to a seven-year contract extension.

The deal, announced Tuesday, is for $4.5 million per season and extends through the 2023-24 season.

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Flames Sign GM Brad Treliving To New Deal

May 2, 2017 1:30 AM

The Flames have signed general manager Brad Treliving to a multiyear contract extension.

"We are striving to create a level of continuity and stability, as all successful teams do," Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke said in a statement. "Today's announcement is another step forward for our organization on that path. Under Brad's leadership, we have seen progress over the past three seasons and look forward to building on that growth in the coming years."

The Flames have gone 125-108-18 over three seasons since Treliving's hiring, including playoff appearances in 2014-15 and this past season.

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Canucks Promote Travis Green To Head Coach

Apr 25, 2017 5:21 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are promoting Travis Green from the AHL to be their next coach, according to TSN.

The Canucks tweeted that they would make a coaching announcement Wednesday.

Green has been the head coach of the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, for the past three seasons. The Comets lost in the Calder Cup finals two seasons ago and in the semifinals last season.

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Kings Name Assistant John Stevens New Head Coach
New Kings GM Rob Blake feels John Stevens is the best person to lead the hockey club forward.

Rangers Sign Free Agent Defenseman Alexei Bereglazov
Alexei Bereglazov skated in 60 games with Metallurg Magnitpgorsk of the KHL this season.

Press Release

Flyers Sign Coveted College Free Agent Mike Vecchione
Mike Vecchione had 29 goals and 34 assists in 38 games for Union College and is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA's top player.


Vegas Golden Knights Sign First Player
The Golden Knights have signed free-agent Reid Duke who has played the past three seasons for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL.

Ducks Sign Logan Shaw To One-Year Extension
Logan Shaw has collected 12 points in 96 career NHL games with the Ducks and Panthers.

Press Release

Canadiens Fire Coach Michel Therrien
Recently fired Bruins head coach Claude Julien replaces Michel Therrien in Montreal.

Rangers Sign Coach Alain Vigneault To Extension
Alain Vigneault's new two-year deal is worth a little more than $4M per season, according to a source.

Ducks Sign Goaltender Ryan Faragher To One-Year Deal
Ryan Faragher has gone 6-12-1 in 20 career AHL games with San Diego and Norfolk.

Press Release

Ducks Sign Dustin Tokarski To One-Year Extension
Goaltender Dustin Tokarski has a 10-12-5 record in 34 NHL games with the Ducks, Canadiens, and Lightning.

Press Release

Canadiens Sign Montoya To Extension
By signing backup goalie Al Montoya the Canadiens now have a player they can expose in the June expansion draft.

Hawks Sign Artemi Panarin To New Two-Year Deal
Artemi Panarin would have been a restricted free agent on July 1.

Pens Extend Coach Mike Sullivan Through 2019-20 Season
Under head coach Mike Sullivan the Penguins won the 2016 Stanley Cup.

Canucks Sign Ben Hutton To Two-Year, $5.6M Deal
Ben Hutton has two goals and two assists in 20 games this season for the Canucks.

Jets, Jacob Trouba Agree To Two-Year Deal
Jacob Trouba has signed a two-year deal with the Jets worth a total of $6M.

Pens Sign Matt Murray To Three-Year Extension
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray will earn $3.75 million per season.

Ducks Sign Rickard Rakell To Six-Year Extension
Rickard Rakell scored seven game-winning goals for the Ducks last season.

Press Release

Sabres Re-Sign Rasmus Ristolainen To Six-Year Deal
Rasmus Ristolainen will receive an annual average salary of $5.4M.

Lightning Re-Sign Nikita Kucherov To Three-Year Contract
Nikita Kucherov scored 30 goals for the Lightning last season.

Press Release

Flames Re-Sign Johnny Gaudreau To Six-Year Deal
Johnny Gaudreau will receive $40.5M and average an annual salary-cap hit of $6.75M.

Las Vegas NHL Team Names Kerry Bubolz Team President
Kerry Bubolz spent 13 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Quicken Loans Arena as president of business operations.