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Rangers Sign Chris Kreider, Avoid Arbitration

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a contract with forward Chris Kreider, thereby avoiding their scheduled arbitration hearing. The deal is for a reported four years to the tune of $18.5 million, which is an average annual value of $4.625 million. The 25-year-old from Boxford had 43 points in 79 games, including […]

Maple Leafs Sign Auston Matthews to Entry Level Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Auston Matthews, the number one pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to an entry-level contract. The team announced the signing on Thursday. Matthews is set to earn the maximum allowed under an entry level deal, which amounts to $925,000 a season. The contract also includes a signing bonus […]

Brad Richards Announces Retirement from NHL

Brad Richards has formally announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. The 36-year-old from Murray Harbour had a 15-year career after he was drafted 64th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. The Lightning also selected Vincent Lecavalier with their first overall pick that year. The two played hockey […]

Rangers Trade Brassard to Ottawa for Zibanejad

The New York Rangers have traded forward Derick Brassard to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a second round pick for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The trade was announced on Monday. The 28-year-old from Hull was New York’s leading scorer, with 27 goals in 80 games. He had a total of […]

Tampa Bay Signs Alex Killorn to Seven-Year Contract

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Alex Killorn to a seven-year contract worth an average annual value of $4.45 million. Tampa announced the deal on Sunday. Killorn was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Wednesday. “We’re very comfortable doing a long-term contract at the right cap number with Alex,” Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman […]

Dallas Signs Jamie Benn to Eight-Year Contract Extension

The Dallas Stars signed forward Jamie Benn to a contract extension worth a reported $76 million. The team made the announcement on Friday. The extension runs through the 2024-2025 NHL season and features an average annual value of $9.5 million. Benn has a year to go on his current contract. The 26-year-old Stars captain was […]

Blues Sign Jaden Schwartz to Five-Year Contract

The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jaden Schwartz to a five-year contract worth $26.75 million. The deal means that the team and player will avoid the arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday. “He’s an important player for us now and an important player in the future,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. “He’s entering the […]

Las Vegas Moves Ahead, Names George McPhee First General Manager

The expansion team from Las Vegas has named George McPhee as the first general manager. The club will begin play in the 2017-2018 NHL season and has a lot of work to do to get things settled. “Our mission here is clear,” McPhee said. “We’re going to build an organization and a team that people […]

Coyotes Sign Shane Doan for One More Season

Shane Doan has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes, which may or may not be the last year for the 39-year-old forward. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. “I’m happy to sign for another year,” Doan said. “I’m very excited about the players we added this summer and all of the talent […]

Geoff Molson Confident Habs Are “Better” After Subban Swap

The Montreal Canadiens fanbase is still coming to terms with the trade that sent defenceman P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Weber. And the Montreal Canadiens organization has done its fair weather best to try to spin the deal into something palatable. On Monday, president and owner Geoff Molson was […]

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