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Ted Kennedy to be first player on Toronto’s “Legends Row”, as the Maple Leafs remember their storied past

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced last week that the ‘quintessential Maple Leaf’ Ted Kennedy is to be the first inductee of three to their new monument to the franchise’s storied past, otherwise known as “Legends Row”. Kennedy – who is also a Hockey Hall of Famer – will be honoured with a statue within the Maple Leaf Square, which ...Full Article

San Jose Sharks Strip Thornton of Captaincy, Marleau of Assistant Role

AUGUST 23, 2014 — SAN JOSE – This is what happens when you blow a 3-0 series lead in the playoffs. Last Wednesday, San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan ...Full Article

Settlement Reached in Steve Moore v Todd Bertuzzi Lawsuit

AUGUST 19, 2014 — According to Geoff Adair, attorney for NHLer Todd Bertuzzi, a settlement was reached earlier today in former NHLer Steve Moore’s lawsuit over Bertuzzi’s career-ending hit ...Full Article

New Draft Lottery Format for NHL

NEW YORK (August 20, 2014) — The National Hockey League announced today changes to its Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection ...Full Article

Islanders Sell Minority Stake; Becomes Majority Stake in 2 Yrs; Barroway Suit

AUGUST 19, 2014 — The New York Islanders announced the sale of the franchise from existing owner Charles Wang to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin.  The pair will assume ...Full Article

Gary Bettman on Duck Calls: Listen Online

MAY 8, 2014 — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sat down with Duck Calls host Josh Brewster to discuss a variety of NHL subjects. LISTEN ONLINE:Full Article

Buffalo to Host NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016

AUGUST 18, 2014 — BUFFALO – The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced the NHL Combine will move to Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, with the event being held at First Niagara Center and the ...Full Article

Voting Sept 9: Gila River Arena New Name for Coyotes’ Barn

AUGUST 14, 2014 — GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Coyotes and Arizona based Gila River Casinos have agreed to terms on ...Full Article

Canucks Name Perry Pearn Assistant Coach

AUGUST 9, 2014 – Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning named Perry Pearn to the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff today as an Assistant Coach. “We are very excited ...Full Article

Kings to Retire Number 4 in Honor of Rob Blake

AUGUST 11, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — Rob Blake, a tough defenseman and good guy who dominated his end of the ice.  He goes directly to the Hall of ...Full Article

California Rocks: Sharks vs Kings in Stadium Series Feb 21

AUGUST 6, 2014 — The NHL announced today that the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will meet at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.  California is ...Full Article

News Link: #1 Pick Aaron Ekblad Hurt in Exhibition

AUGUST 6, 2014 — ***UPDATED 2:28PM PT: Ekblad suffered a concussion on the play described here.  At first (see below) the injury appeared to be to his left leg. ...Full Article

SIGNING: Michael Del Zotto to Flyers 1yr/$1.3M

AUGUST 6, 2014 — PHILA. – The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-0, 195-lb free agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Del Zotto, 24 (6/4/1990), ...Full Article

Bryan Trottier, 3 Others Join Ted Nolan’s Coaching Staff in Buffalo

AUGUST 4, 2014 — BUFFALO  – The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe have been added to head coach Ted Nolan’s coaching staff. Trottier, Flynn and Coolen will serve as assistants ...Full Article

SIGNING: Subban Inks 8yr/$72M Deal; $9M Cap Hit Per Annum

AUGUST 2, 2014 — MONTREAL – It might’ve taken a little bit longer than expected, but P.K. Subban will be calling La Belle Province his hockey home through at ...Full Article

Ducks to Retire Teemu Selanne’s Number 8 January 11 vs Jets

AUGUST 1, 2014 – ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club will host “Teemu Tribute Night” on Jan. 11, 2015 vs. Winnipeg ...Full Article

SIGNING: Radim Vrbata Signs with Vancouver 2yrs/$10M

JULY 3, 2014 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal. Vrbata, 33, recorded 51 points ...Full Article

SIGNING: D Tim Gleason Re-Ups with Carolina

JULY 3, 2014 – RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms ...Full Article

SIGNING: Islanders Sign Mikhail Grabovski 4yrs/$20M ($5M Cap Hit)

JULY 2, 2014 — UNIONDALE – The New York Islanders announced today that Mikhail Grabovski has agreed to terms on a four-year National Hockey League contract. Grabovski, 30, scored 35 ...Full Article

SIGNING: Islanders Sign Nikolai Kulemin 4yrs/$16.75M

JULY 2, 2014 — UNIONDALE – The New York Islanders announced today that Nikolai Kulemin has agreed to terms on a four-year National Hockey League contract. Kulemin, 27, scored 20 ...Full Article

SIGNING: Sharks Sign Tough Guy John Scott

JULY 2, 2014 – SAN JOSE, CA - General Manager Doug Wilsonannounced today that the club has signed free agent forward John Scott to a one-year contract. Scott, 31, ranked 13th in the NHL ...Full Article

SIGNING: Jay McClement to Carolina 1yr/$1M

JULY 2, 2014 – RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms ...Full Article

SIGNING: Avalanche Sign Jarome Iginla 3yrs./$15.9M

JULY 1, 2014 – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Jarome Iginla to a three-year contract through the 2016-17 season. “We are excited ...Full Article

SIGNINGS: Devils Ink Cammalleri and Havlat

JULY 1, 2014 — NEWARK — The New Jersey Devils signed Michael Cammalleri and Martin Havlat to deals today.  Cammalleri and Havlat come over from the Flames and Sharks, ...Full Article

SIGNING: Wild Sign Thomas Vanek 3yrs./$19.5 ($6.5M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher signed free-agent big-fish winger Thomas Vanek to a very tidy 3-year deal.  Did not need to go long-term here, and ...Full Article

SIGNING: Matt Moulson Returns to Buffalo Sabres 5yrs./$25M

JULY 1, 2014 – BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract. Moulson (6’1″, 200 lbs., 11/1/83) re-joins the Sabres after finishing the 2013-14 ...Full Article

SIGNING: Jonas Hiller Signs with Calgary Flames 2yrs./$9M

JULY 1, 2014 — CALGARY — Smart signing here by GM Brad Treliving.  Hiller was the man in Anaheim since 2009, but was brushed aside in favor of rookies ...Full Article

SIGNING: Stars Sign Ales Hemsky 3yrs./$12M

JULY 1, 2014 — FRISCO, TX – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Ales Hemsky (ahl-EHSH HEHM-skee) to a three-year contract. Per club policy, terms of ...Full Article

SIGNINGS: Lightning Sign Nabokov, Stralman and Boyle

JULY 1, 2014 – TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, defenseman Anton Stralman and forward Brian Boyle today.  Stralman and Boyle both played on the ...Full Article

SIGNING: Blackhawks Sign Brad Richards 1yr./$2M

JULY 1, 2014 — CHICAGO – GM Stan Bowman signed center Brad Richards to a tidy 1-year/$2M deal today.  It’s a chance for the formerly high-paid center, who was bought ...Full Article

SIGNING: Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik 5yrs./$27.5M ($5.5M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 – ARLINGTON – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We ...Full Article

SIGNING: Capitals Sign Matt Niskanen 7yrs./$40.25M ($5.75M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 – ARLINGTON – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Matt Niskanen to a seven-year, $40.25 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We ...Full Article

SIGNING: Meszaros Signs with Buffalo Sabres 1yr./$4M

JULY 1, 2014 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract. Meszaros (6’2″, 223 lbs., 10/13/85), a nine-year NHL veteran, joins the Sabres ...Full Article

SIGNINGS: Maple Leafs Sign Stephane Robidas 3yrs./$9M; Komarov returns from KHL

JULY 1, 2014 — David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday the hockey club has signed defenceman Stephane Robidas to a ...Full Article

SIGNING: Penguins Sign Christian Ehrhoff 1yr/$4M

JULY 1, 2014 – The Pittsburgh Penguins signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal ...Full Article

SIGNING: Flames Sign Mason Raymond 3yrs./$9.3M ($3.1M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — One season after resurrecting his career in Toronto with 19 goals in a very respectable season, forward Mason Raymond signed a 3-year pact with GM ...Full Article

SIGNINGS: Florida Panthers Sign Jokinen, Bolland (Big$), S. Thornton, Mitchell, MacKenzie

JULY 1, 2014 — MIAMI — GM Dale Tallon signed a batch of players on the first day of free agency.  Jussi Jokinen, Shawn Thornton, Dave Bolland, Willie Mitchell ...Full Article

SIGNING: Dallas Stars Sign Patrick Eaves

JULY 1, 2014 – FRISCO, TX - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wingPatrick Eaves to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not ...Full Article

SIGNING: Ducks Sign Clayton Stoner 4yrs./$3.25M Per; Also Ink G Jason LaBarbera

JULY 1, 2014 — ANAHEIM — The Ducks have signed defenseman Clayton Stoner to a four-year contract through the 2017-18 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the ...Full Article

SIGNING: Matt Moulson and Brian Gionta Sign with Buffalo Sabres; Foligno Re-Signs

JULY 1, 2014 — Brian Gionta and Matt Moulson both signed with the Buffalo Sabres today: GIONTA: 3 years/$12.75M BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team ...Full Article
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