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Calgary Flames Sign Brouwer, Johnson

The Calgary Flames have signed forward Troy Brouwer. Reports suggest the deal is for four years to the tune of $18 million. The Flames have picked up a valuable playoff performer in the 30-year-old Vancouver native, as Brouwer put together a convincing campaign in the post-season with the St. Louis Blues. He managed 13 points […]

Sabres Get Better With Kyle Okposo Signing

Kyle Okposo’s tenure with the New York Islanders has come to an end. The 28-year-old has signed a seven-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. The deal is worth a reported $42 million, with an average annual value of $6 million. Okposo long knew that he would end up somewhere else this season, with […]

Florida Panthers Sign Ekblad to Contract Extension

The Florida Panthers signalled their intentions by signing defenceman Aaron Ekblad to an eight-year contract extension worth a reported $60 million. The deal puts Ekblad under contract through the 2024-2025 season. “I’m really enjoying my summer, and for this kind of thing to happen, it’s really exciting for me,” he said. “It’s really great for […]

Tampa Bay Signs Victor Hedman

The Tampa Bay Lightning keep on solidifying their core, with the recent signing of Steven Stamkos and Friday’s signing of defenceman Victor Hedman. Tampa signed the 25-year-old from Ornskoldsvik to an eight-year deal worth a reported $63 million. The signing comes on the heels of the Stamkos signing, which locked up the forward for eight […]

Vancouver Canucks Sign Loui Eriksson

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Loui Eriksson to a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million. The 30-year-old Swede joins the Canucks after three seasons with the Boston Bruins and an extensive career with the Dallas Stars. “We were looking to add scoring to this group and Loui is a player that scored 30 […]

Flyers Sign Dale Weise and Boyd Gordon

The Philadelphia Flyers signed Dale Weise and Boyd Gordon to contracts on Friday, joining the free agent frenzy. The 27-year-old Weise signed a four-year contract worth $9.4 million. “Dale Weise gives us size, gives us some speed, he gives us some tenacious play, he plays with an edge,” Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. “He’s […]

New York Islanders Sign Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera

The New York Islanders made some serious moves on July 1, signing free agents Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera to new contracts. The Islanders signed former Chicago Blackhawks forward Ladd to a seven-year contract worth an estimated $38.5 million, with an average annual value of $5.5 million. “I think any team with John Tavares on […]

Milan Lucic Signs With Edmonton Oilers

It’s been a busy Canada Day in the National Hockey League, with the commencement of the free agency period resulting in a pile of signings. Among the biggest signings is that of Milan Lucic, who inked a seven-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers. ESPN is reporting that the total value of the contract is $42 […]

Stamkos is Staying in Tampa Bay

On a day of huge deals, it was the deal that wasn’t made that may have made the biggest splash. Steven Stamkos is going to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 26-year-old centre was set to become an unrestricted free agent come July 1 and there were multiple teams supposedly in the running for […]

Edmonton Trades Taylor Hall to New Jersey for Adam Larsson

In a day that already saw the Montreal Canadiens make a blockbuster deal, the Edmonton Oilers just had to get in on the fun. The Oilers sent Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenceman Adam Larsson. On the surface, this trade addresses a need for the Oilers. Larsson, the Skellefteå native, fits general […]

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