June 27, 2014

Jake Virtanen gets drafted by his favourite team on busy day for the Canucks

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Too worried about his own draft night, Jake Virtanen didn't hear about his hometown Vancouver Canucks trading Ryan Kesler until late Friday.


Flames take Kingston centre Sam Bennett with fourth pick in NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Forward Sam Bennett knew right away which NHL city he wanted to call home.After visiting Calgary, he went home to his parents and declared that he wanted to become a Flame.


Buffalo Sabres fill key need by selecting Sam Reinhart with No. 2 pick in NHL draft

Buffalo Sabres fill key need by selecting Sam Reinhart with No. 2 pick in NHL draft

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Center Sam Reinhart's play-making ability made him the first significant piece of the Buffalo Sabres' rebuilding process.He's got the family name going for him, too.


Big German centre Leon Draisaitl fills major need for young Oilers

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - It's far from a coincidence that the Edmonton Oilers went big with the third pick in the NHL draft.In taking German centre Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers added some much-needed size and depth at a position of great importance.


Panthers choose defenceman Aaron Ekblad first in NHL draft but make him sweat

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 7:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon kept everyone guessing right up to his announcement to open Friday's NHL draft."We proudly select, with the first pick overall of the 2014 NHL draft from the Ontario Hockey League," Tallon told a feisty full house at Wells Fargo Arena.


NHL sets 2014-'15 salary cap at $69 million, floor at $51 million

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - A $69 million salary cap wasn't what most NHL general managers expected, and it's a hurdle many big-budget teams will have to overcome.


Arizona Coyotes to buy out the remaining 3 years of C Mike Ribeiro's contract

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 5:25 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes knew Mike Ribeiro had behavioural issues when they signed him before last season, but hoped a reunion with coach Dave Tippett would help him.


Detroit Red Wings sign backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 4:59 PM EDT

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year contract.The club made the announcement on Friday, saying it wouldn't disclose additional terms.


Former Canuck Odjick's illness extremely rare and nearly always fatal: experts

Former Canuck Odjick's illness extremely rare and nearly always fatal: experts

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 3:26 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - The heart condition that has left former Vancouver Canucks hockey enforcer Gino Odjick with just months, or even weeks, to live is extremely rare, has no known cause and is almost always fatal, experts say.


Sharks sign restricted FA Travis Oleksuk, make front office changes

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:57 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed restricted free agent forward Travis Oleksuk to a one-year contract.Oleksuk had 19 goals and 21 assists in 74 games last season with Worcester of the AHL.


Anaheim Ducks acquire centre Ryan Kesler from Vancouver for Bonino, Sbisa, 1st-round pick

Anaheim Ducks acquire centre Ryan Kesler from Vancouver for Bonino, Sbisa, 1st-round pick

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:42 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Kesler didn't want to wait around while the Vancouver Canucks rebuild. He wants to win a Stanley Cup now, and the Anaheim Ducks believe they're on the way after landing the star centre.


Handful of first-time NHL general managers changes dynamic of trade talks

by The Canadian Press - June 27, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - When Peter Chiarelli looked around the room at the most recent NHL general managers meeting, he saw plenty of familiar faces in a new place.

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