July 2017 - Hockey Wiretap

Mark Streit Agrees To Join Canadiens

Jul 26, 2017 1:25 AM

The Canadiens have agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Mark Streit, who is returning to the team that launched his NHL career.

According to multiple reports, Streit gets a $700,000 base salary but can earn $300,000 more in bonuses.

"If someone told me 10 years ago that I'd be back playing with the Canadiens ... It's a dream," Streit said, according to the Canadiens' Twitter feed.

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Coyotes Sign Jordan Martinook To Two-Year, $3.6M Deal

Jul 23, 2017 1:12 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free-agent forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $3.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

The contract, announced Saturday, will pay Martinook $1.75 million this season and $1.85 million next year.

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Rangers Sign Mika Zibanejad To Five-Year, $26.75M Deal

Jul 25, 2017 1:11 PM

The Rangers have signed center Mika Zibanejad to a five-year, $26.75 million deal.

The Rangers are counting on him to take on a bigger role following the trade of Derek Stepan to the Coyotes.

GM Jeff Gorton announced the contract Tuesday morning, before the team and Zibanejad were set to go to arbitration.

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Sabres Re-Sign Robin Lehner

Jul 26, 2017 1:29 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a one-year, $4 million contract.

The team announced the deal Tuesday. Lehner was a restricted free agent.

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Johnny Oduya Signs One-Year, $1M Deals with Senators

Jul 25, 2017 2:04 AM

Defenseman Johnny Oduya has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Senators that includes bonus provisions that could add up to another $1.25 million.

He can achieve bonuses for games played, time on the ice and various playoff incentives.

Oduya, 35, had two goals and nine points in 52 games last season between the Stars and Blackhawks.

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Tags: Ottawa Senators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Penguins, Brian Dumoulin Agree To Six-Year, $24.6M Deal

Jul 25, 2017 2:00 AM

The Penguins have locked up one of their young defensemen, agreeing to a deal with Brian Dumoulin on a six-year, $24.6 million contract to avoid arbitration.

Dumoulin, 25, has played in all 49 of the Penguins' playoff games the past two seasons, helping Pittsburgh win back-to-back Stanley Cups.

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Predators Re-Sign Viktor Arvidsson To Seven-Year, $29.75M Deal

Jul 23, 2017 1:08 AM

The Nashville Predators are making sure they keep Viktor Arvidsson, re-signing him to a seven-year deal worth $29.75 million.

General manager David Poile announced the deal Saturday night, hours after the team and Arvidsson went to arbitration. Arvidsson will count $4.25 million against the salary cap through 2022-23 after a 45-point scoring improvement from 2015-16 in his first full season with the Predators.

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Blues, Colton Parayko Agree To Five-Year, $27.5M Deal

Jul 20, 2017 1:24 PM

The Blues and defenseman Colton Parayko have agreed on a five-year, $27.5 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

The restricted free agent had four goals and 31 assists last season after posting 33 points in his rookie year. He had five points in 11 playoff games last season.

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Rangers, Goalie Alexander Georgiev Agree To Terms

Jul 20, 2017 12:49 AM

Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Alexandar Georgiev.

Georgiev, 21, appeared in 27 games with TPS Turku of Liiga in Finland this past season, posting a 13-8-4 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .923 SV%, and two shutouts. He established Liiga career-bests in appearances, wins, GAA, and SV%, and tied his career-high in shutouts in 2016-17.

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Kyle Okposo To Play Summer League Game

Jul 20, 2017 12:44 AM

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is set to play in a summer league game, his next step while recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his hockey future in question in March.

"Da Beauty League" announced on its Twitter account that Okposo will make his debut Wednesday night.

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Senators, Jean-Gabriel Pageau Agree To Three-Year, $9.3M Deal
Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored 12 goals in 82 regular-season games last season.

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Hawks' Brian Campbell Retires After 17 NHL Seasons
Brian Campbell will join the Blackhawks front office, assisting with marketing, community and youth hockey activities.

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Flyers Sign Nolan Patrick To Three-Year, Entry-Level Deal
Nolan Patrick was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

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Peter Karmanos Jr. Considering Selling Canes
Peter Karmanos Jr. is deciding to accept an offer or remain the owner of the Hurricanes.

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Golden Knights Sign Reinhart, Leipsic To Two-Year Deals
Griffin Reinhart has 37 games of NHL experience with the Oilers and Islanders.

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Devils Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Nico Hischier
Nico Hischier's three-year, entry-level deal will have an average salary of $925,000.

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Flames' Mark Giordano Wins Humanitarian Award
Flames captain Mark Giordano is the winner of the Muhammad Ali Award, which was presented on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Canes Sign Jaccob Slavin To Seven-Year, $37.1 Extension
Jaccob Slavin had a career-high 34 points in his second year in the NHL.

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Coyotes Hire Steve Patterson As President, CEO; Promote John Chayka
The Coyotes hope that Steve Patterson can help solve their ongoing arena issue.

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Leafs Sign Timothy Liljegren To Entry-Level Deal
The Maple Leafs selected Timothy Liljegren with the 17th overall pick in last month's NHL Draft.

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Rick Tocchet Named Coyotes' Head Coach
Rick Tocchet played three seasons with the Coyotes during his 18-year NHL career.

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Penguins Name Mark Recchi Assistant Coach
Mark Recchi replaces Rick Tocchet, who took the head coaching job in Arizona.

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Lightning Re-Sign Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson has signed a seven-year, $35M deal with Tampa Bay.

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Kings Name Pierre Turgeon Assistant Coach
Pierre Turgeon has been hired to focus on improving the Kings' offense.

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Stars Re-Sign Radek Faksa To Three-Year, $6.5M Deal
Stars center Radek Faksa scored 12 goals and had 21 assists in 80 games last season.

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Rangers Hire Lindy Ruff As Assistant Coach
Lindy Ruff was an NHL head coach for almost 19 seasons.

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Kovalchuk: Playing For Russia In Olympics Key Factor In Signing
Ilya Kovalchuk signed a one-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg on Sunday.

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Ducks Sign Dennis Rasmussen To One-Year Deal
Dennis Rasmussen played the entire 2016-17 season with the Blackhawks, recording 8 points in 68 games.

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Mikhail Grigorenko Signs Deal With CSKA Moscow
Former Avs center Mikhail Grigorenko returned to Russia on Friday.

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Stars Re-Sign Brett Ritchie To Two-Year, $3.5M Deal
Brett Ritchie scored 16 goals and had eight assists for the Dallas Stars last season.

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