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Sharks Sign Erik Karlsson To Eight-Year Deal

Jun 17, 2019 2:58 PM

The San Jose Sharks have kept one of the premier free agents off the market, signing defenseman Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal.

While the team didn't disclose terms, multiple reports say he will receive $11.5 million per season, making him the highest-paid defenseman in the league

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Capitals Re-Sign Carl Hagelin To Four-Year, $11M Deal

Jun 17, 2019 4:53 AM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Carl Hagelin to a four-year, $11 million deal.

The 30-year-old, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in February.

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Sabres GM: Confident Jeff Skinner Will Re-Sign

Jun 5, 2019 1:22 PM

Sabres general manager Jason Botterill remains confident that 40-goal scorer Jeff Skinner will re-sign with the team.

Contract talks began in January. Botterill says negotiations continue and both sides are focused on having a contract completed before the NHL's free-agency period opens July 1.

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Flyers Acquire Kevin Hayes From Jets For 2019 Draft Pick

Jun 4, 2019 2:13 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired center and pending unrestricted free agent Kevin Hayes from the Winnipeg Jets for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick on Monday.

"By gaining the rights to Kevin at this time, it provides us with an opportunity to negotiate with him prior to July 1, when he is due to become an unrestricted free agent," Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said.

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Jackets' Artemi Panarin To Test Free Agency

Feb 9, 2019 2:05 AM

Blue Jackets leading scorer Artemi Panarin has fired his agent, Dan Milstein, in favor of Paul Theofanous, the agent of teammate Sergei Bobrovsky, and said he will test free agency this summer.

Panarin issued a statement Friday that read, "I have decided to hire Paul Theofanous as my agent. He is very experienced, and I'm confident he will serve my interests best going forward."

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Contract Talks Between Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews To Pick Up

Feb 4, 2019 9:07 AM

Contract talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Auston Matthews on a long-term deal are expected to pick up, according to a report.

"I think it's just letting (Toronto general manager) Kyle (Dubas) and management handle that with my agent, find something that works," the center said. "There's no secret there's a (salary) cap, so it's just trying to find something that works for both sides and obviously helps out with that whole situation. I'll leave it to them and just continue to play hockey and once it's done, it's done and then that will be it and move on."

Matthews is eligible to sign an eight-year contract, but the report claimed a five- or six-year contract is more likely.


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Hurricanes, Jordan Martinook Agree Upon Two-Year, $4M Extension

Jan 30, 2019 9:45 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms on a two-year, $4 million contract extension with forward Jordan Martinook.

The extension will kick in for the 2019-20 season.

Martinook, 26, has 10 goals and three assists in 50 games while leading the team with 125 hits and blocking 28 shots -- the most by a Carolina forward.

Associated Press

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Artemi Panarin Won't Talk Contract With Blue Jackets During Season

Jan 30, 2019 9:43 AM

Artemi Panarin has no plans to discuss a possible contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the season.

On Monday, Panarin's agent Daniel Milstein put out a statement: "We have informed the team that we are willing to discuss Artemi's future after the season. Our priority now is to focus on the rest of the season, trying to win a Stanley Cup for the CBJ & their fans. No additional comments will be made."

Panarin is in the final year of a two-year contract, earning $6 million this season.


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Sabres Sign Sam Reinhart To Two-Year, $7.3M Deal

Sep 19, 2018 2:52 PM

The Buffalo Sabres can finally prepare for the start of the season after signing Sam Reinhart to a two-year, $7.3 million contract on Wednesday.

Reinhart was a restricted free agent, and the team's lone offseason holdout before reaching the deal after missing the first five days of training camp and two preseason games.

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Blake Wheeler Signs Five-Year, $41.25M Extension With Jets

Sep 5, 2018 12:58 PM

Blake Wheeler has agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million extension with the Winnipeg Jets.

The deal has an average annual value of $8.25 million. 

Wheeler, a 10-year NHL veteran, is coming off a career year. He led the Jets with 91 points (23 goals, 68 assists) and he tied Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers for the NHL lead in assists.

Emily Kaplan/ESPN

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Flames Sign Noah Hanifin To Six-Year, $29.7M Contract
Noah Hanifin had 18 goals and 65 assists in 239 games in three seasons with Carolina.


Oilers Sign Scottie Upshall To Pro Tryout
Scottie Upshall had seven goals and 12 assists last season for the Blues.

Predators Sign Ryan Ellis To Eight-Year Extension
The Predators have signed defenseman Ryan Ellis to a eight-year deal, worth $50 million.

Red Wings Re-Sign Dylan Larkin To Five-Year Deal
The deal with center Dylan Larkin is reported to be valued at $30.5 million.

Golden Knights Re-Sign William Karlsson To One-Year, $5.25M Deal
William Karlsson gets a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary.


Flames Waive Troy Brouwer
Troy Brouwer has struggled in two seasons since signing an $18 million, four-year contract with the Flames in free agency.


Miikka Salomaki Signs Two-Year, $1.5M Deal With Predators
Miikka Salomaki played 58 games last season for the Predators with two goals and six assists.


Brady Skjei Re-Signs With Rangers On Six-Year, $31.5M Deal
Brady Skjei was a restricted free agent.


Penguins Sign Tristan Jarry To Two-Year Deal
Tristan Jarry went 14-6-2 with a 2.77 goals against average last season while backing up Matt Murray.


Capitals Re-Sign Tom Wilson To Six-Year, $31.02M Deal
Tom Wilson had 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points last season.


Predators Sign Dan Hamhuis To Two-Year, $2.5M Deal
Dan Hamhuis had three goals and 21 assists for Dallas in the 2017-18 season.

Ducks, Brandon Montour Agree To Two-Year, $6.775M Deal
Brandon Montour had nine goals and 23 assists in 80 games for the Ducks last season.

Caps Bring Back Brooks Orpik
Defenseman Brooks Orpik has signed a $1M, one-year deal with the Capitals.

Isles, Brock Nelson Agree To One-Year, $4.25M Deal
Brock Nelson had 19 goals and 16 assists while playing all 82 games for the Islanders last season.

Jacob Trouba Awarded One-Year, $5.5M Deal By Arbitrator
The Jets have 48 hours to accept the ruling or allow Jacob Trouba to become an unrestricted free agent.

Wild, Matt Dumba Agree To Five-Year, $30M Deal
The new deal will pay Wild defenseman Matt Dumba $5.2M next season.

Rangers, Jimmy Vesey Agree To Two-Year Deal
Jimmy Vesey gets $2.275M per season, according to reports.

Jets, Connor Hellebuyck Agree On Six-Year, $37M Deal
Connor Hellebuyck tied for the NHL lead for most wins with a 44-11-9 record for the Jets last season.

Islanders Sign Jan Kovar To One-Year, $2M Deal
Forward Jan Kovar played the last five seasons in Russia's KHL.

Tyler Ennis Signs With Maple Leafs
Free-agent Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Maple Leafs