July 11, 2014

Hometown of ailing ex-NHLer Odjick to rename local arena after him

Hometown of ailing ex-NHLer Odjick to rename local arena after him

by The Canadian Press - July 11, 2014 4:39 PM EDT

MANIWAKI, Que. - The Quebec hometown of ailing former NHLer Gino Odjick is planning to rename the local arena after him.The director general of the town of Maniwaki says the rink will be called the Gino Odjick Sports Centre.


Lightning sign F Brenden Morrow to 1-year contract

Lightning sign F Brenden Morrow to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 11, 2014 2:50 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract.The team announced the news on Friday.


Horachek, Spott named assistant coaches with Toronto Maple Leafs

by The Canadian Press - July 11, 2014 12:58 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have appointed Peter Horachek and Steve Spott as assistant coaches.They will join head coach Randy Carlyle's staff for the 2014-15 season.


Columbus Blue Jackets sign centre Brandon Dubinsky to 6-year, $35-million contract extension

by The Canadian Press - July 11, 2014 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brandon Dubinsky, the player seen as the face of the rising Columbus Blue Jackets, signed a six-year contract extension worth $35.

July 10, 2014

Detroit Red Wings bring back LW Daniel Cleary on 1-year contract

Detroit Red Wings bring back LW Daniel Cleary on 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 10, 2014 6:03 PM EDT

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed left wing Daniel Cleary to a one-year contract.The team announced the move Thursday. The 35-year-old Cleary finished last season with four goals, four assists and 53 penalty minutes in 52 games.


Maple Leafs sign Marlies captain Smith, third round pick Valiev

by The Canadian Press - July 10, 2014 5:32 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Trevor Smith to a one-year contract and defenceman Rinat Valiev to a three-year entry-level deal.


Blues re-sign forward Steve Ott to 2-year contract

Blues re-sign forward Steve Ott to 2-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 10, 2014 5:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract.The 31-year-old Ott, who was acquired in the Ryan Miller deal from Buffalo, had three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular-season games.


Lipon, Lowry, have taken one step towards Winnipeg Jets, await next

Lipon, Lowry, have taken one step towards Winnipeg Jets, await next

by The Canadian Press - July 10, 2014 4:57 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - J.C. Lipon celebrated his 21st birthday Thursday with a workout that almost caused his gastrointestinal tract to revolt.That wasn't quite how he phrased it, but Lipon spoke with a gap-toothed grin because he's almost exactly where he wants to be—at a Winnipeg Jets development camp.


Sharks re-sign unrestricted free agent D Scott Hannan to 1-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 10, 2014 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed unrestricted free agent defenceman Scott Hannan to a one-year contract.General manager Doug Wilson announced the move Thursday, saying Hannan will be a good mentor for younger players.


Extended overtime with 3-on-3 portion, fighting change coming to AHL

by The Canadian Press - July 10, 2014 2:05 PM EDT

More overtime and fighting changes could be coming to the NHL after a test run in the minors.The American Hockey League will experiment next season with seven-minute overtime in the regular season, with 3-on-3 beginning at the first whistle beyond three minutes, the league announced Thursday.

July 9, 2014

Minnesota Wild sign forward Cody Almond to 1-year contract

Minnesota Wild sign forward Cody Almond to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 9, 2014 7:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Cody Almond to a one-year contract.Almond scored 18 goals and had 16 assists in 44 games with Geneve-Servette in the Swiss League in 2013-14.


Ducks sign free agent Dany Heatley to 1-year deal, returning veteran to Pacific Division

Ducks sign free agent Dany Heatley to 1-year deal, returning veteran to Pacific Division

by The Canadian Press - July 9, 2014 6:21 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks have signed left wing Dany Heatley to a one-year deal, returning the 33-year-old unrestricted free agent to the Pacific Division.

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