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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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