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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 with defenseman Tim Gleason on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Gleason $1.2 million for the 2014-15 season. “We obviously know well what Tim brings to our team on ...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

EA Sports Announces Patrice Bergeron Wins NHL 15 Cover

JUNE 24, 2014 – REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA®) announced today that Boston Bruins forward ...Full Article

Ryan Callahan: 6-Yr/$34.8M w/ Lightning; Malone Bought Out

JUNE 25, 2014 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ryan Callahan to a six-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Ed. ...Full Article

Edmonton Acquires D Nikita Nikitin from Columbus for 5th Rd Pick

JUNE 25, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a fifth round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Nikita Nikitin, ...Full Article

Patrice Bergeron Wins 2nd Selke Trophy

JUNE 24, 2014 — LAS VEGAS – Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has captured the Frank J. Selke Trophy in recognition of “the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game,” ...Full Article

Sidney Crosby Wins 2nd Hart Trophy

JUNE 24, 2014 — LAS VEGAS – Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins has won the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team” ...Full Article

Tuukka Rask Wins Vezina Trophy 2013-14

JUNE 24, 2014 — LAS VEGAS – Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins has captured his first Vezina Trophy, awarded to the “goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” as ...Full Article

Dominic Moore Wins Bill Masterton Trophy 2013-14

JUNE 24, 2014 — LAS VEGAS – New York Rangers forward Dominic Moore is the 2013-14 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the ...Full Article

Hainsey Signs New 3-Yr Deal, Stays with Hurricanes

JUNE 24, 2014 — RALEIGH – 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

Steve Smith Named Assistant Coach of Carolina Hurricanes

JUNE 23, 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

Flyers Trade Hartnell to Columbus for Umberger

JUNE 23, 2014 – The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for LW Scott Hartnell, ...Full Article

Curtis McElhinney Signs 1-Year Extension with Columbus

JUNE 23, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney, 31, posted a 10-11-1 ...Full Article

Gerard Gallant New Coach of Panthers

JUNE 21, 2014 – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Gerard Gallant has been named the club’s new head coach. “We are pleased to welcome Gerard as ...Full Article

Hurricanes Name Bill Peters Coach

JUNE 19, 2014 — RALEIGH – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Bill Peters has been named the ...Full Article

Ted Nolan Watches Son Jordan Win 2nd Cup, Wants Sabres to Follow

JUNE 17, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — Last week, Hockeytalk.biz caught up with Ted Nolan, the 56-year-old coach of the Buffalo Sabres at Staples center after the Nolan family watched ...Full Article

Kings Win Second Stanley Cup in Three Years

JUNE 13, 2014 – LOS ANGELES — In Hollywood, the plot must twist, spinning the action, heightening the drama. After all of their Stanley Cup Final home games went ...Full Article

New York Rangers Pre-Game 5 Notes

JUNE 13, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — The New York Rangers have another opportunity to stay alive in the Stanley Cup final tonight.  New York trails Los Angeles, 3-1: ...Full Article
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