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Maple Leafs, Roman Polak Agree To One-Year Deal

Oct 22, 2017 5:30 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenceman Roman Polak to a one-year contract worth $1.1M.

Polak, 31, has registered 23 goals and 92 assists in 634 career NHL games with the Maple Leafs, Sharks and Blues. In 2016-17, he collected 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 75 regular season games with Toronto while also skating in two playoff games.

The Ostrava, Czech Republic native was originally selected by St. Louis in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.

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

Mark Streit Weighing Options

Oct 14, 2017 2:22 AM

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says defenseman Mark Streit will not report to the minors after clearing waivers and will spend the next few days weighing his options.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because talks between Streit and the Montreal Canadiens have been private.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Jaromir Jagr Signs One-Year Deal With Flames

Oct 4, 2017 7:07 PM

Jaromir Jagr will play a 24th season in the NHL and his first with a Canadian team. The Calgary Flames announced Wednesday that they have signed the future Hall of Famer to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Jagr had been flirting with the idea of playing in his native Czech Republic with no deal with an NHL team on the horizon.

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

Jaromir Jagr Drawing Interest From Blues

Sep 28, 2017 4:40 PM

The St. Louis Blues have discussed the possibility of signing 45-year-old free agent forward Jaromir Jagr, the second-leading scorer in NHL history.

"He's a great player," general manager Doug Armstrong said Thursday. "Certainly we've talked internally about him, as well as a number of players. But we're really going to have to dig deep into how our style of play is and what type of players can come in and complement our style."

Tags: St Louis Blues, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Oilers Sign Chris Kelly To Tryout Contract

Sep 11, 2017 3:57 PM

The Edmonton Oilers signed center Chris Kelly to a professional tryout contract Sunday.

The 36-year-old Kelly had five goals and seven assists in 82 regular-seasons games for Ottawa last season,

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

Damon Severson Signs Six-Year, $25M Deal With Devils

Sep 11, 2017 3:54 PM

Being an unrestricted free agent without arbitration rights, defenseman Damon Severson was hoping to get contract from the New Jersey Devils that would carry him over for a couple of years.

The Devils instead gave Severson, 23, a vote of confidence, signing him to a six-year, $25 million contract that will keep him with the team through the 2022-23 season.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jackets Sign Alexander Wennberg To Six-Year, $29.4M Deal

Sep 2, 2017 2:35 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed free-agent center Alexander Wennberg to a six-year, $29.4 million contract.

The Blue Jackets announced the deal Friday, locking up their top-line center through the 2022-23 season, with a cap hit of $4.9 million a year. The 22-year-old Swede was a key part of a young team that set franchise records for wins and points and advanced to the playoffs last season.

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

Canucks, Vanek Agree To One-Year, $2M Deal

Sep 2, 2017 2:31 PM

Thomas Vanek and the Vancouver Canucks agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal Friday.

The 33-year-old forward had 17 goals and 31 assists in 68 games last season with Florida and Detroit.

Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Danis Zaripov Looking To Sign NHL Deal

Aug 29, 2017 1:58 AM

Danis Zaripov will get the chance to take his talents to North America after the NHL approved the Russian winger's eligibility following a doping ban in the Kontinental Hockey League and international play.

The 36-year-old Zaripov is free to sign with any team and could be the latest established Russian player to make an immediate impact in the NHL. Agent Dan Milstein said Zaripov is looking for a one-year contract so he can prove himself.

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Devils, Will Butcher Agree To Two-Year, $1.85M Deal

Aug 28, 2017 1:49 AM

The New Jersey Devils continued stockpiling young talent this offseason by landing college hockey's top player, Will Butcher.

The University of Denver defenseman agreed to a two-year, $1.85 million contract with New Jersey on Sunday after spending much of the past two weeks meeting with nearly a dozen NHL teams.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Jets Sign Matt Hendricks To One-Year Deal
Matt Hendricks scored four goals and had three assists in 42 games with the Oilers last season.

Leafs Sign Conner Brown To Three-Year Extension
Connor Brown's deal has an average salary of $2.1M per season.

Avs, Alexander Kerfoot Agree To Two-Year Deal
Forward Alexander Kerfoot became a college free agent earlier this month.

Ducks Sign Francois Beauchemin
Francois Beauchemin was a member of their Stanley Cup championship team in 2007.

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Matt Cullen Likely To Retire After 17-18 Season With Wild
Matt Cullen's contract is worth $1 million, and he can earn up to $700,000 in bonuses.

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Jaromir Jagr Receiving Interest From Several Teams
Jaromir Jagr had 46 points in 82 games last season with the Panthers, who said they wouldn't re-sign him this offseason.

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Sabres Sign Nathan Beaulieu To Two-Year, $4.8M Deal
Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu was a restricted free agent.

Andrei Markov Not Returning To Canadiens
Andrei Markov has played 16 NHL seasons with Montreal.

Bruins, Ryan Spooner Agree To One-Year, $2.825M Deal
Bruins center Ryan Spooner became a restricted free agent on July 1.

Mark Streit Agrees To Join Canadiens
Defenseman Mark Streit is returning to the team that launched his NHL career.

Johnny Oduya Signs One-Year, $1M Deals with Senators
Johnny Oduya scored two goals in 52 games last season between the Stars and Blackhawks.

Coyotes Sign Jordan Martinook To Two-Year, $3.6M Deal
The Coyotes signed Jordan Martinook on Saturday, avoiding arbitration with the free-agent forward.

Rangers, Goalie Alexander Georgiev Agree To Terms
Alexander Georgiev appeared in 27 games with TPS Turku of Liiga in Finland last season.

Press Release

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.

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

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.

Press Release

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

Capitals, Goalie Philipp Grubauer Agree To One-Year Deal
Backup goalie Philip Grubauer went 13-6-2 in 24 games with the Capitals last season.

Coyotes Sign Michael Latta To One-Year Deal
Michael Latta played in the AHL last season with the Ontario Reign and the Rockford IceHogs.

Stars Sign Alexander Radulov To Five-Year, $31.25M Deal
Alexander Radulov's deal with Dallas is the biggest contract given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason.