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Islanders Sale of Minority Interest Approved; Pair Becomes Majority Owner Later

OCTOBER 1, 2014 — NEW YORK — Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky were unanimously approved as new minority stakeholders in the New York Islanders franchise.  Owner Charles Wang will continue as majority owner for the next two years, then cede to Malkin and Ledecky. Malkin is chairman of UK-based Value Refill, a retailer; Ledecky was chairman of Lincoln Holdings, which ...Full Article

Bruins Re-Sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith; Each 1yr/$1.4M

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 — BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 29, that the club has signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith ...Full Article

Derek Stepan Breaks Leg

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 — New York Rangers center Derek Stepan fractured his left fibula during an off-ice conditioning test and will be lost for four-to-six weeks according to the ...Full Article

Jordan Staal Breaks Leg | Update: Out 3-4 Months

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 — Tuesday night in Buffalo, Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal broke his right leg in a collision with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges. Staal had x-rays at the ...Full Article

EPIX to Present 2-Part Series for NHL Winter Classic

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — EPIX will feature the NHL’s Winter Classic.  Here’s the presser from the NHL: EPIX TEAMS WITH NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FOR TWO-PART SERIES, DEBUTING IN DECEMBER ...Full Article

Ryan Malone Gets 2nd Chance, Signs with Rangers

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 — The New York Rangers signed free agent forward Ryan Malone to a two-way, one-year deal.   Malone was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession earlier this ...Full Article

Nationals Park Confirmed as Winter Classic Site Jan 1 2015: Capitals vs Blackhawks

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 — NEW YORK (September 10, 2014) – The National Hockey League announced today that the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on ...Full Article

Lundqvist on Letterman Sept. 8

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 — New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist gives a preview of the “Blueshirts'” upcoming 2014-2015 NHL season when he visits the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, ...Full Article

Mega Extension for David Krejci 6yrs/$43.5M

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 — BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have signed center David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5M extension which begins at the start of next season, according to ...Full Article

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 ...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

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

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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

TRADE! Frattin Returns to Leafs

JULY 1, 2014 — TORONTO — David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday the hockey club has acquired forward Matt Frattin from ...Full Article

SIGNING: Dan Boyle Agrees to 2yr/$9M Deal with NY Rangers

JULY 1, 2014 — New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Dan Boyle. Boyle registered ...Full Article

TRADE! D Josh Gorges to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Minnesota’s second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The ...Full Article

TRADE! Jason Spezza from Ottawa to Dallas for 3 Prospects, 2nd ’15 Pick

JULY 1, 2014 — Out of the gate, the Ottawa Senators became a huge player on July 1, sending 31-year-old center Jason Spezza and prospect defenseman Lukas Karlsson to ...Full Article

SIGNING: Tlusty Re-Signs with Hurricanes 1yr./$2.95M

JULY 1, 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: TJ Brennan Signs with Islanders

JULY 1, 2014 — UNIONDALE, NY — The New York Islanders announced today that T.J. Brennan has agreed to terms on a one-year, National Hockey League contract. Brennan, 25, played with ...Full Article

Avalanche Trades Parenteau to Canadiens for Briere

JUNE 30, 2014 — DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche announced today that the club has acquired forward Daniel Brierein exchange for forward P.A. Parenteau and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Briere, ...Full Article

TRADE! James Neal to Nashville, Pat Hornqvist & Nick Spaling to Pittsburgh

JUNE 27, 2014 — NASHVILLE — Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired proven, consistent goal-scoring forward James Neal from the ...Full Article

TRADE! Canucks Send D Jason Garrison to Lightning

JUNE 27, 2014 — The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Jason Garrison, the rights to forward Jeff Costello and a seventh-round pick at the 2015 NHL Entry draft from ...Full Article

TRADE! Rangers Send Derek Dorsett to Vancouver for 3rd Rd Pick

JUNE 27, 2014 — VANCOUVER — Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired right wing Derek Dorsett from the New York Rangers in exchange ...Full Article
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