July 1, 2014

Ducks add size by signing 6-foot-4 D Clayton Stoner to 4-year contract in free agency

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 5:34 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks have signed free agent defenceman Clayton Stoner to a four-year contract.Listed at 6 foot 4 and 216 pounds, Stoner provides the Ducks a physical presence after spending the past four-plus seasons playing with the Minnesota Wild.


Calgary Flames sign Raymond, Hiller, Engelland on first day of NHL free agency

Calgary Flames sign Raymond, Hiller, Engelland on first day of NHL free agency

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 5:25 PM EDT

CALGARY - New Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said last week he was in the market for a defenceman with a right-handed shot. He got one Tuesday, along with added insurance in net and some offence up front to replace the departing Mike Cammalleri.


Flyers re-sign G Ray Emery, Steve Mason's backup, with a 1-year deal and prospect G Rob Zepp

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 4:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed backup goaltender Ray Emery with a one-year contract.The Flyers made the move Tuesday on the first day of free agency.


Arizona Coyotes sign C Joe Vitale, G Devan Dubnyk to kick off free agency period

Arizona Coyotes sign C Joe Vitale, G Devan Dubnyk to kick off free agency period

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 4:55 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes made their big off-season move before the free agency period started, trading for a playmaking centre to replace the one they lost.


Signings and trades on Day 1 of free agency change NHL landscape

Signings and trades on Day 1 of free agency change NHL landscape

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 4:15 PM EDT

TORONTO - NHL teams wasted little time shelling out almost half a billion dollars on the first day of free agency, shifting the league's landscape in the process.


Sharks deal D Brad Stuart to Colorado, sign D Taylor Fedun as part of youth movement

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 3:53 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks began free agency Tuesday by trading veteran defenceman Brad Stuart to Colorado for two draft picks and signing defenceman Taylor Fedun to a one-year deal as part of their commitment to a youth movement.


Lightning land veterans Anton Stralman, Brian Boyle, Evgeni Nabokov in free agency

Lightning land veterans Anton Stralman, Brian Boyle, Evgeni Nabokov in free agency

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 3:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - A week after finding a way to keep Ryan Callahan in Tampa Bay, the Lightning have landed two of his former teammates to help him.


Islanders, goaltender Chad Johnson agree on 2-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 3:06 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have agreed to a two-year deal with goaltender Chad Johnson.The 28-year-old Johnson was 17-4-3 with the Boston Bruins last season as a backup to Tuukka Rask, who recently won the Vezina Trophy as the league's most outstanding goaltender.


Avalanche sign Iginla to 3-year, $16M deal after losing Stastny in free agency

Avalanche sign Iginla to 3-year, $16M deal after losing Stastny in free agency

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 3:05 PM EDT

DENVER - Jarome Iginla felt a little more youthful on his 37th birthday even as he became the old man of the Colorado Avalanche.He's energized by the challenge of not only trying to keep up with the likes of speedy forward Nathan MacKinnon, who is half Iginla's age, but also of helping this rising squad take another step in its growth.


Stars sign forward Hemsky, who gets reunion with Spezza after brief stint together in Ottawa

Stars sign forward Hemsky, who gets reunion with Spezza after brief stint together in Ottawa

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 3:04 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Stars and free agent forward Ales Hemsky have agreed to terms on a contract reportedly worth $12 million over three years.


Sabres add Gionta, Moulson as part of free agent flurry in bid to skate toward relevance

Sabres add Gionta, Moulson as part of free agent flurry in bid to skate toward relevance

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sabres general manager Tim Murray couldn't get through explaining how popular Buffalo is as a free-agent destination without his cellphone ringing on Tuesday.


Sabres bring back winger Matt Moulson on five-year deal worth $25 million

Sabres bring back winger Matt Moulson on five-year deal worth $25 million

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 2:24 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Matt Moulson is returning to Buffalo, signing a US$25-million, five-year deal with the Sabres.The goal-scoring winger who was traded twice last season, first from the New York Islanders to the Sabres for Thomas Vanek and then to the Minnesota Wild, reportedly has a no-trade clause in this contract.

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