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Red Wings Name Steve Yzerman New GM

Apr 20, 2019 11:47 AM

Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Red Wings to glory.

The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's all-time great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations in 1997 during his playing tenure in Detroit.

Now, he has a shot to do it as the Red Wings' general manager.

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Kings Name Todd McLellan Head Coach

Apr 16, 2019 11:35 PM

The Kings have agreed to terms with Todd McLellan on a multiyear contract to be the team's new coach, it was announced Tuesday.

He replaces Willie Desjardins, who served as the interim coach last season and was not retained after the two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season.

McLellan, 51, will receive a five-year contract worth around $5 million annually, the Athletic reported. He also was a candidate for the coaching vacancy in Buffalo.

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Flyers Name Alain Vigneault Head Coach

Apr 15, 2019 4:36 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as head coach.

Vigneault, 57, most recently coached the New York Rangers for five seasons before he was dismissed last spring. He is scheduled to be the coach for Team Canada in May's World Championships in Slovakia.

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Vegas Adds Nikita Gusev To Playoff Roster

Apr 14, 2019 4:44 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights announced it signed KHL leading scorer Nikita Gusev to one-year entry level contract on Sunday. Gusev, a Moscow native, scored a league-high 82 points (17 goals, 65 assists) for SKA St. Petersburg this season, which was eliminated in the conference finals of the Gagarin Cup playoffs last week. Gusev was the KHL's MVP in 2018.

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Avs Sign UMass' Cale Makr For Playoff Run

Apr 14, 2019 1:04 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are hoping defenseman Cale Makar can do for them what he did for UMass this season.

The Avs signed the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner Sunday, and he will join the team immediately for its series against the Calgary Flames.

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Devils Give GM Ray Shero New Deal

Apr 8, 2019 6:43 PM

The New Jersey Devils have given executive vice president/general manager Ray Shero a new multi-year contract despite a disappointing season that saw the team finish with the NHL's third-worst record.

Managing partner Josh Harris announced the contract on Monday without disclosing length or salary details.

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Panthers Hire Joel Quenneville As Head Coach

Apr 8, 2019 12:52 PM

Dale Tallon and Joel Quenneville are together again, and the Florida Panthers are ready for them to recreate their magic.

Quenneville -- who is second on the NHL's all-time victory list -- was hired Monday to coach the Panthers, who started their offseason with a splash. It's also a reunion, as Tallon hired Quenneville to coach Chicago in 2008 and wound up watching him win three Stanley Cups there in a six-year span.

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Red Wings Give Coach Jeff Blashill Two-Year Extension

Apr 2, 2019 3:12 PM

The Red Wings announced a two-year contract extension with coach Jeff Blashill on Tuesday, giving their young leader a vote of confidence in a rebuild that will now include a third straight year without a playoff berth after a 25-year postseason run.

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Coyotes Sign Nick Schmaltz To Seven-Year Extension

Mar 31, 2019 2:40 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed Nick Schmaltz to a seven-year contract extension.

Financial terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed.

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Lightning Give Coach Jon Cooper Multi-Year Deal

Mar 26, 2019 2:21 PM

The Lightning have signed head coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced. Cooper was named the eighth head coach in franchise history on March 25, 2013 (six years ago yesterday) and is currently the NHL’s longest tenured coach. He is the franchise’s all-time leader for wins with 301.

“I am very pleased to announce Jon’s extension today,” BriseBois said. “His ability to forge impactful relationships with everyone from players to staff has been a trademark of his tenure with the organization and he is the absolute best coach for our hockey team. Coop’s ability to develop a strong culture while continually adapting has been a big part of the team’s success. He has helped set high standards for our organization with his unrelenting drive for excellence. I would like to thank Coop and his family for their continuous commitment to the organization, as well as to the Tampa Bay community, and I look forward to working in partnership with Jon for years to come.”

Press Release

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Bruins Sign Zdeno Chara To One-Year Extension
Zdeno Chara, 42, will earn a base salary of $2 million with $1.75 million in performance incentives.


Capitals, Pheonix Copley Agree Upon Three-Year, $3.3M Deal
The Capitals have signed backup goalie Pheonix Copley to a $3.3 million, three-year extension.

Associated Press

Hurricanes, Jordan Martinook Agree Upon Two-Year, $4M Extension
The extension will kick in for the 2019-20 season.

Associated Press

Blue Jackets Hire Martin St. Louis As Consultant
The Blue Jackets named Martin St. Louis a special-teams consultant on Monday.

Devils Give Coach John Hynes Extension
The Devils are currently 15-17-7 and in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division.

Pens Sign Jake Guentzel To Five-Year Extension
Center Jake Guentzel will be with the Penguins through the 023-24 NHL season.

Robert Bortuzzo Signs Three-Year Extension With Blues
Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced Robert Bortuzzo's $4.125M deal on Saturday.

Ducks Extend GM Bob Murray Through 2021-22 NHL Season
Ducks GM Bob Murray has led Anaheim to the playoffs the last six seasons.

Press Release

Flyers Hire Chuck Fletcher As New GM
Chuck Fletcher was hired as executive vice president and GM of the Flyers on Monday.

Penguins Sign GM Jim Rutherford To Extension
Jim Rutherford is the only GM to win Stanley Cups with multiple NHL teams since the league expanded in 1967.

Predators Sign Pekka Rinne To Two-Year Extension
Pekka Rinne's new two-year deal with the Predators is worth $10 million.

Lightning Re-Sign Yanni Gourde To Six-Year Deal
Forward Yanni Gourde will make an average of $5.17M under the new deal with Tampa Bay.

Golden Knights Sign Alex Tuch To Seven-Year Deal
Alex Tuch scored 15 goals and had 22 assists last season for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Ducks Sign Nick Ritchie To Three-Year Deal
Ducks forward Nick Ritchie had 10 goals and 17 assists in 76 games last season.

Sharks Sign Barclay Goodrow To Two-Year Extension
The deal keeps Barclay Goodrow from becoming a restricted free agent next summer.

Canadiens Sign Paul Byron To Four-Year Deal
Forward Paul Byron scored 20 goals and had 15 assists with the Canadiens last season.

Devils Sign Miles Wood To Four-Year, $11M Deal
Devils GM Ray Shero announced the signing of forward Miles Wood on Saturday.

Sabres Sign Sam Reinhart To Two-Year, $7.3M Deal
Sam Reinhart was the team's lone offseason holdout before reaching the deal on Wednesday.

Stars Sign Tyler Seguin To Eight-Year, $78.8M Extension
Tyler Seguin had a career-high 40 goals to go with 38 assists last season.


Jackets Sign Top Three Executives To Extensions
The Blue Jackets have signed John Davidson, Jarmo Kekalainen, and Bill Zito to new deals.