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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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Coyotes Add John McLean, Scott Allen To Coaching Staff

Jul 27, 2017 1:55 AM

The Coyotes hired John MacLean and Scott Allen on Wednesday as assistant coaches on Rick Tocchet's staff.

MacLean played 18 NHL seasons with four teams before becoming an assistant coach in the Devils organization for seven seasons. He was an assistant with the Hurricanes from 2011 to 2014 and served as an analyst for the NHL Network from 2015 to 2017.

A former minor league player, Allen served as an assistant coach with the Rangers from 2009 to 2012 and has held numerous coaching jobs in the minors, most recently with the San Antonio Rampage.

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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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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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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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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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Senators, Jean-Gabriel Pageau Agree To Three-Year, $9.3M Deal

Jul 17, 2017 7:13 PM

The Senators avoided arbitration with restricted free-agent forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau on Monday by agreeing to terms on a $9.3 million, three-year contract.

The 24-year-old center will earn $2.6 million next season, $3.3 million in 2018-19 and $3.4 million in 2019-20.

Pageau had eight playoff goals last spring, and had 12 goals and 21 assists in 82 regular-season games.

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Flyers Sign Nolan Patrick To Three-Year, Entry-Level Deal

Jul 17, 2017 1:18 PM

The Flyers signed 2017 No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick to a three-year, entry-level contract Monday, the team announced.

The Flyers announced late last month that Patrick had a second abdominal surgery before being drafted and is expected to return to full activity in four to six weeks.

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Golden Knights Sign Reinhart, Leipsic To Two-Year Deals

Jul 16, 2017 1:39 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed their three first-round draft picks along with defenseman Griffin Reinhart and forward Brendan Leipsic.

Reinhart has 37 games of NHL experience with Edmonton and the New York Islanders, who drafted him with the fourth overall pick in 2012. Vegas signed him to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.

Leipsic appeared in his first six NHL games during the 2015-16 season with Toronto. He got a two-year, $1.3 million contract with the Golden Knights.

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Devils Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Nico Hischier

Jul 15, 2017 7:24 PM

The New Jersey Devils have signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary and performance bonuses.

The Devils said Saturday that Hischier will have an average salary of $925,000.

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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.

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

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.

Press Release

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Habs Re-Sign Alex Galchenyuk To Three-Year, $14.7M Deal
Alex Galchenyuk had 17 goals and 27 assists in 61 games for the Canadiens last season.

Oilers Give Connor McDavid NHLs Top Annual Salary
The Oilers have signed Connor McDavid to an eight-year deal, with an annual average salary of $12.5 million.

Leafs Sign Zach Hyman To Four-Year, $10M Extension
Forward Zach Hyman was to become a unrestricted free-agent after the upcoming NHL 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.

Capitals Re-Sign Kuznetsov, Trade Johansson To Devils
Evgeny Kuznetsov has signed a eight-year, $62.4M deal with the Capitals.