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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.


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

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

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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.


Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Flames Sign Noah Hanifin To Six-Year, $29.7M Contract

Sep 5, 2018 12:57 PM

The Calgary Flames have signed Noah Hanifin to a six-year, $29.7 million contract.

Hanifin had 10 goals and 22 assists in 79 games for the Carolina Hurricanes last season.

Hanifin had 18 goals and 65 assists in 239 games in three seasons with Carolina. 


Tags: Calgary Flames, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Oilers Sign Scottie Upshall To Pro Tryout

Aug 20, 2018 1:11 AM

The Edmonton Oilers signed free-agent forward Scottie Upshall to a professional tryout Sunday.

The 34-year-old Upshall, from Fort McMurray northeast of Edmonton, had seven goals and 12 assists in 63 games last season for St. Louis.

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Predators Sign Ryan Ellis To Eight-Year Extension

Aug 14, 2018 6:01 PM

Ryan Ellis was already being coveted as a potential July 2019 unrestricted free agent.  Which is why Predators general manager David Poile didn't allow him to get within sniffing distance of the open market, signing the 27-year-old defenseman to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension that kicks in for the 2019-20 season.

The final year of Ellis's contract in 2018-19 carries a $2.5 million hit. His $6.25 million cap hit is the 21st highest in the NHL among defenseman for the 2019-20 season.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Red Wings Re-Sign Dylan Larkin To Five-Year Deal

Aug 11, 2018 12:54 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed restricted free-agent center Dylan Larkin to a five-year contract, the team announced Friday.

The team did not release terms of the contract, but according to multiple reports, the total value of the deal is $30.5 million.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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

Hurricanes Sign Calvin de Haan To Four-Year Deal
The Canes deal for defenseman Calvin de Haan is worth a total of $18.2 million.

Islanders, Tom Kuhnhackl Agree To One-Year Deal
Tom Kuhnhackl scored four goals and had 12 assists for the Penguins last season.

Sharks Sign Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl
The Sharks signed veteran Joe Thornton to a one-year contract and gave a new four-year deal to Tomas Hertl.

Islanders, Leo Komarov Agree To Four-Year, $12M Deal
Forward Leo Komarov scored seven goals and had 12 assists in 74 games with the Maple Leafs last season.