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Golden Knights Give Deryk Engelland Extension

Jan 16, 2018 2:28 PM

When the Vegas Golden Knights selected Deryk Engelland in the expansion draft and signed him to a one-year deal, the longtime Las Vegas native set out to earn another contract.

Engelland got it Monday with a $1.5 million, one-year extension that serves as a reward for the veteran defenseman enjoying his best NHL season at age 35.

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Blues Sign GM Doug Armstrong To Four-Year Extension

Dec 27, 2017 11:33 PM

The Blues have signed general manager Doug Armstrong to a four-year contract extension with a team option for a fifth year, the team announced Wednesday.

Armstrong, who is also the team's president of hockey operations, is in his 10th season with the Blues. Since he became GM in 2010, the team has a 337-185-56 regular-season record (fourth-best in the NHL since the 2010-11) and has reached the playoffs six years in a row.

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Jackets Sign Cam Atkinson To Seven-Year, $41.125M Extension

Nov 18, 2017 10:04 AM

The Blue Jackets have signed right wing Cam Atkinson to a seven-year, $41.125 million contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2024-25 NHL season, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Atkinson, 28, has registered 125 goals and 108 assists for 233 points with 106 penalty minutes in 397 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He ranks second in club history in goals and game-winning goals (25), fourth in points, seventh in games played and 10th in assists and is one of three players (Rick Nash, R.J. Umberger) in club history to score 20 or more goals in four consecutive seasons.

“Cam Atkinson has played an integral role in the growth of our team over the past four seasons and we couldn’t be happier that he will remain a Columbus Blue Jacket for many years to come,” said Kekalainen. “He has improved every year he’s been here and has become a player our team can use in all situations. We believe his best years are still in front of him.”

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Jackets Sign Maxime Fortier To Three-Year Entry Level Deal

Nov 5, 2017 2:40 PM

The Blue Jackets have signed right wing Maxime Fortier to a three-year entry level contract, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Fortier is currently playing with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Fortier, 19, has registered 85 goals and 137 assists for 222 points with 80 penalty minutes in 221 career QMJHL games with the Mooseheads, including 13-14-27, 10 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating in 19 games this season.

The 5-10, 184-pound native of Montreal, Quebec made his QMJHL debut in 2013-14 and the following year spent his first full season in the league. 

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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.

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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.

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Blue Jackets Re-Sign Josh Anderson

Oct 4, 2017 2:20 AM

The Blue Jackets re-signed Josh Anderson to a $5.55 million, three-year deal after the forward missed training camp and the preseason because he didn't have a contract.

General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the contract Tuesday on the eve of the start of the regular season. Anderson, who was a restricted free agent, will count $1.85 million against the salary cap through 2019-20.

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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,

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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.

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Rangers Hire Leetch, Richards As Advisers

Sep 5, 2017 2:52 PM

The Rangers have hired former players Brian Leetch and Brad Richards as advisers.

GM Jeff Gorton announced the hires Tuesday. Leetch and Richards will work on prospect development and assist with on-ice development for the Rangers and their top affiliate, the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack.

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Jackets Sign Alexander Wennberg To Six-Year, $29.4M Deal
The Blue Jackets set franchise records for wins and points last season, advancing to the playoffs.

Devils, Will Butcher Agree To Two-Year, $1.85M Deal
The New Jersey Devils sign college hockey's top player, Will Butcher, to a two-year contract.

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.

Devils Sign Drew Stafford To One-Year Deal
Drew Stafford had eight goals and 13 assists last season with Winnipeg and Boston.

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

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Avalanche Sign Dominic Toninato
Dominic Toninato wrapped up a four-year career with Minnesota Duluth in 2016-17.

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Golden Knights Sign Nate Schmidt To Two-Year, $4.45M Deal
The Golden Knights had claimed Nate Schmidt from the Capitals in the NHL expansion draft.

U.S. Men's Hockey Names Tony Granato Coach
Chris Chelios, Scott Young, and Keith Allain have been hired as assistant coaches.

Canes, Brett Pesce Agree To Six-Year Extension
Brett Pesce's extension will pay him $4.025M per season.

Wild Give Mikael Granlund New Three-Year Deal
Mikael Granlund scored 26 goals and had 43 assists for the Wild last season.

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

Andrei Markov Signs With Ak Bars Kazan
Andrei Markov signed a two-year deal to play in the KHL, after 16 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.

Jackets Give Coach John Tortorella One-Year Extension
Since October 21, 2015, John Tortorella has led the Blue Jackets to an 84-57-16 record.

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Predators Sign Ryan Johansen To Eight-Year, $64M Deal
Ryan Johansen's deal is the biggest the Predators have ever handed out.

Coyotes Add John McLean, Scott Allen To Coaching Staff
John McLean played 18 NHL seasons with four teams becoming an assistant coach with the Devils for seven seasons.

Sabres Re-Sign Robin Lehner
The Sabres have signed Robin Lehner to a one-year, $4M deal.

Rangers Sign Mika Zibanejad To Five-Year, $26.75M Deal
Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced the contract signing on Tuesday.

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