by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 12:48 PM EDT
FRISCO, Texas - Versatile forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.Roussel played in 81 games last season, when he had 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists) and 209 penalty minutes, making him the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes.
by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 10:43 AM EDT
TORONTO - Change was on Brendan Shanahan's mind when he took over as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.After taking some time to assess the organization, he made his first major change to the front office Tuesday, firing assistant general manager Claude Loiselle and vice-president of hockey operations Dave Poulin, and hiring 28-year-old Kyle Dubas as the team's new assistant GM.
by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 10:02 AM EDT
TORONTO - Dominic Moore has come a long way in a short period of time.Two years ago he stepped away from hockey to be with his wife, Katie, who was battling a rare form of liver cancer that claimed her life in January 2013 at the age of 32.
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.
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