July 18, 2014

Penguins name 3-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Recchi player development coach

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.


Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov signs 3-year deal to stay with Florida Panthers

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.


Arizona Coyotes sign first round pick Perlini to entry-level contract

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.

July 17, 2014

Director of player development Brisebois leaves Canadiens for personal reasons

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.


As head of Hockey Canada, Renney has different task at hand than Nicholson

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.


Minnesota Wild agree to terms with goalie John Curry on 1-year, 2-way contract

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.


Sabres sign centre Tyler Ennis; 2 people familiar with deal tell AP it's 5 years, $23 million

Sabres sign centre Tyler Ennis; 2 people familiar with deal tell AP it's 5 years, $23 million

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.

July 16, 2014

Rangers agree to terms with free-agent F Matthew Lombardi

Rangers agree to terms with free-agent F Matthew Lombardi

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.


Bowman confident in ability to manage Blackhawks' cap in wake of extensions for Toews, Kane

Bowman confident in ability to manage Blackhawks' cap in wake of extensions for Toews, Kane

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.


San Jose Sharks re-sign defencemen Jason Demers, Taylor Doherty

San Jose Sharks re-sign defencemen Jason Demers, Taylor Doherty

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.


Oilers continue to change coaching staff, hire Thompson as assistant

by The Canadian Press - July 16, 2014 4:46 PM EDT

EDMONTON - Rocky Thompson has been named as an assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers.Thompson spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons.


Canucks sign restricted-free-agent forward Linden Vey to one-year contract

Canucks sign restricted-free-agent forward Linden Vey to one-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 16, 2014 4:17 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - After giving up a second-round draft pick for his rights last month, the Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted-free-agent forward Linden Vey to a one-year contract.

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