The Dallas Stars have been built around their offensive ability, and they added to their firepower by signing Jiri Hudler to a one-year, $2-million deal. Hudler, 32, is coming off of a 16-goal, 46-point season and is two seasons removed from a 31-goal campaign. More
SKA St. Petersburg weren’t messing around this off-season. First they signed Pavel Datsyuk and they’ve followed that up with arguably the most incredible hype video ever. Flames? Check. Gunfire? Check. Fan eating what appears to be raw meat? Check.
Senators GM Pierre Dorion was confident in signing Cody Ceci before the end of August, and Dorion got it done. Ottawa signed Ceci to a two-year deal that keeps the Senators out of a tough cap situation and gives him room to prove he’s worth a long-term contract.
Dylan Strome doesn't want to play major junior anymore, but he's not AHL eligible. That puts big pressure on him to make the Coyotes.
Alexander Radulov hasn’t skated in an NHL contest in four years, but the KHL star is back as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Radulov said he wants to prove to everyone he can still play in the NHL and, most of all, win a Stanley Cup.
Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen and Sharks assistant coach Bob Bougher are reportedly two of the frontrunners for the Avalanche’s vacant coaching position. Both have ties to Denver and Colorado assistant GM Chris McFarland.
Jamie Benn’s core muscle injury and subsequent surgery and rehab will keep him out of the World Cup. As a result, Hockey Canada has named Logan Couture as Benn’s replacement. Couture led the post-season with 30 points in 20 games.
The Thorold Blackhawks, an Ontario Junior B team, has been given until June 1, 2017 to change its logo. The city has deemed the logo “discriminatory” and “believes that its continued use is a form of harassment.”
Alex Nylander could go from major junior to AHL top-six in the span of one summer. Unlike most players drafted out of the OHL, Nylander, 18, has early eligibility for the AHL because he suited up in 2015-16 on loan from Sweden’s AIK.
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