July 22, 2014

Ilitches release details on plans for developments centred on new Detroit Red Wings arena

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 12:04 AM EDT

DETROIT - The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centred on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena.

July 21, 2014

Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level contract

Canadiens sign first-round pick Nikita Scherbak to entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - July 21, 2014 2:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have signed 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year entry-level contract.The six-foot-two, 189-pound forward had 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists) in 65 regular-season games with the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades last season.


Game, set and scratch: Kirilenko ices engagement to Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin

Game, set and scratch: Kirilenko ices engagement to Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin

by The Canadian Press - July 21, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW - Another sports power couple's engagement is off.Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has called off her planned wedding to three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.


Leafs avoid arbitration with Franson, sign him to $3.3M, 1-year deal

Leafs avoid arbitration with Franson, sign him to $3.3M, 1-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 21, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have avoided arbitration with a one-year contract worth US$3.3 million.It's the third straight one-year deal for Franson, who missed most of training camp last season after a contract dispute.

July 19, 2014

Blackhawks D Oduya expects to be ready for camp after breaking foot in playoffs

Blackhawks D Oduya expects to be ready for camp after breaking foot in playoffs

by The Canadian Press - July 19, 2014 10:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO - Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks' annual fan convention.The veteran defenceman said he broke his right foot when he blocked a shot in Game 7 of the Western Conference final against the Los Angeles Kings.


Rangers, veteran forward Lee Stempniak agree to terms on 1-year deal

Rangers, veteran forward Lee Stempniak agree to terms on 1-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 19, 2014 8:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Rangers and veteran forward Lee Stempniak have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.The deal with the 31-year-old Stempniak was announced on Saturday.

July 18, 2014

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 5:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season.The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists.


Penguins name 3-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Recchi player development coach

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 3:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired seven-time All-Star Mark Recchi as the franchise's player development coach.The 46-year-old Recchi will be in charge of working with prospects throughout the minor leagues as well as at the college and junior levels.


Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov signs 3-year deal to stay with Florida Panthers

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

Last winter wasn't very good for the Florida Panthers.This summer, however, has gone largely according to their plan.The Panthers crossed another item off their off-season to-do list on Friday, signing defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year deal.


Arizona Coyotes sign first round pick Perlini to entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - July 18, 2014 2:14 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes signed first round draft pick Brendan Perlini to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday.The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

July 17, 2014

Director of player development Brisebois leaves Canadiens for personal reasons

by The Canadian Press - July 17, 2014 8:09 PM EDT

MONTREAL - Patrice Brisebois is leaving the Montreal Canadiens for personal reasons, a source tells The Canadian Press.Brisebois, who has served as director of player development for the past two years, told general manager Marc Bergevin of his intentions earlier this week, the source said.


As head of Hockey Canada, Renney has different task at hand than Nicholson

by The Canadian Press - July 17, 2014 6:08 PM EDT

Tom Renney joked that on his first day as Hockey Canada president and CEO, his first challenge was finding his new office.Renney, hired earlier this week to lead Hockey Canada, is working out of the same office as his predecessor, Bob Nicholson, but he'll be tasked with doing a much different job.

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