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.
by The Canadian Press - July 17, 2014 6:03 PM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with goaltender John Curry on a one-year, two-way contract.Under the deal announced Thursday, Curry will be paid his NHL salary only if he is on the NHL roster.
by The Canadian Press - July 17, 2014 12:57 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Sabres re-signed centre Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth $23 million, addressing one of the final pieces of their off-season rebuilding plan.
by The Canadian Press - July 16, 2014 7:39 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Matthew Lombardi, a veteran NHL player who spent last season in Switzerland.
by The Canadian Press - July 16, 2014 6:14 PM EDT
CHICAGO - Stan Bowman sounded like a proud father as he told stories about Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.The general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks reminisced about Kane staying with his family during his rookie season, and described the scene when Toews became the youngest captain in team history.
by The Canadian Press - July 16, 2014 5:10 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defencemen Jason Demers and Taylor Doherty.The Sharks announced the agreements with both restricted free agents Wednesday.
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