July 1, 2014

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.


Maple Leafs continue roster turnover by signing Robidas, bringing back Komarov

Maple Leafs continue roster turnover by signing Robidas, bringing back Komarov

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 2:12 PM EDT

TORONTO - After taking a sip of water at the start of his news conference, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis made sure to thank the players who were around last season and left on the first day of free agency.


Hurricanes sign Brad Malone, keep Tlusty, hire ex-Thrashers GM to front-office position

Hurricanes sign Brad Malone, keep Tlusty, hire ex-Thrashers GM to front-office position

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 2:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes opened the NHL's free-agent period Tuesday by adding one forward, keeping another one and bringing on an upper-level executive.


Avalanche acquire veteran defenceman Brad Stuart from Sharks for 2 draft picks

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche acquired defenceman Brad Stuart from the San Jose Sharks for a second-round pick in 2016 and a sixth-rounder in 2017.


Wild land another coveted free agent, signing left wing Thomas Vanek to 3-year contract

Wild land another coveted free agent, signing left wing Thomas Vanek to 3-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:54 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Thomas Vanek had Minnesota high on his list from the start.He's not the first NHL free agent to do so, and the way the Wild have been progressing he probably won't be the last.


Habs sign Malhotra, Gilbert, Weaver, lose Gorges and Gionta as free agency opens

Habs sign Malhotra, Gilbert, Weaver, lose Gorges and Gionta as free agency opens

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

BROSSARD, Que. - A busy opening to NHL free agency on Tuesday saw the Montreal Canadiens acquire defenceman Tom Gilbert and centre Manny Malhotra and deal veteran rearguard Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres.


Rangers get a boost with highly coveted defenceman Dan Boyle to make another run for the Cup

Rangers get a boost with highly coveted defenceman Dan Boyle to make another run for the Cup

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers stemmed some of the tide of departures by key players who helped them make the Stanley Cup finals when they signed veteran defenceman Dan Boyle.


Devils sign free agent forward Mike Cammalleri to 5-year, $25 million deal

Devils sign free agent forward Mike Cammalleri to 5-year, $25 million deal

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils added much-needed offence to their attack by signing free-agent forward Mike Cammalleri to a five-year, $25 million contract on Tuesday.


Maple Leafs get Frattin back, trade D'Amigo to Blue Jackets

Maple Leafs get Frattin back, trade D'Amigo to Blue Jackets

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:41 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-acquired forward Matt Frattin, trading winger Jerry D'Amigo to the Columbus Blue Jackets.Toronto originally traded Frattin to the Los Angeles Kings in June 2013 as part of the deal for goaltender Jonathan Bernier.


Busy Capitals sign ex-Penguins defencemen Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik as free agency starts

Busy Capitals sign ex-Penguins defencemen Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik as free agency starts

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:39 PM EDT

Moving swiftly to give Alex Ovechkin help at the defensive end while raiding a rival, new Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan signed Pittsburgh Penguins free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik on Tuesday to deals totalling more than $65 million.


Jets sign forward Mathieu Perreault to three-year, $9-million deal

Jets sign forward Mathieu Perreault to three-year, $9-million deal

by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:37 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed centre Mathieu Perreault to a three-year, US$9-million contract.Perreault spent least season with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring 18 goals and 25 assists.


Florida frenzy: Panthers agree to terms with 6 new players quickly as free agency opens

Florida frenzy: Panthers agree to terms with 6 new players quickly as free agency opens

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

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers got a little bit of everything Tuesday: Scoring, toughness, goaltending and someone whose fingerprints just happened to be on the Stanley Cup a couple weeks ago.

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