July 24, 2014

Jets sign defenceman Keaton Ellerby to one-year, two-way contract

by The Canadian Press - July 24, 2014 6:36 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Keaton Ellerby to a one-year, two-way contract worth US$700,000.The 25-year-old from Strathmore, Alta.


Canadiens avoid arbitration, sign centre Lars Eller to four-year deal

Canadiens avoid arbitration, sign centre Lars Eller to four-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 24, 2014 3:34 PM EDT

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with centre Lars Eller, agreeing to terms of a four-year contract with the 25-year-old Thursday that reportedly pays him an average of US$3.


Canucks sign first-round pick Jared McCann to entry-level contract

Canucks sign first-round pick Jared McCann to entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - July 24, 2014 2:25 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed centre Jared McCann to an entry-level contract.The 18-year-old McCann played last season with the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste.


Leafs assistant GM at 28, Kyle Dubas has been on fast track through hockey

Leafs assistant GM at 28, Kyle Dubas has been on fast track through hockey

by The Canadian Press - July 24, 2014 2:02 PM EDT

TORONTO - Growing up with hockey in his blood, Kyle Dubas learned an important lesson from his grandfather."Never let the grass grow under your feet.


Goalie Kevin Poulin agrees to one-year deal with Islanders

by The Canadian Press - July 24, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with goalie Kevin Poulin.Poulin appeared in 28 games last season with the Islanders and posted an 11-16-1 record, with a .

July 23, 2014

NHL free-agent defenceman Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident; extent of injuries unclear

NHL free-agent defenceman Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident; extent of injuries unclear

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 8:29 PM EDT

DENVER - Free-agent NHL defenceman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.His agent, Tim Hodgson, released a statement Wednesday saying that Sarich was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle in Invermere, British Columbia.


Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-year contract

Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games.


Rangers, left wing Chris Kreider avoid arbitration by agreeing to 2-year deal

Rangers, left wing Chris Kreider avoid arbitration by agreeing to 2-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers agreed on a two-year deal shortly before going to arbitration.For the second straight day, the Rangers averted arbitration with a restricted free-agent forward.


After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 2:32 PM EDT

TORONTO - LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future.


Avalanche avoid arbitration with F Ryan O'Reilly, sign leading goal scorer to 2-year deal

Avalanche avoid arbitration with F Ryan O'Reilly, sign leading goal scorer to 2-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche have avoided arbitration with Ryan O'Reilly by signing the versatile forward to a two-year deal.O'Reilly led the team with a career-high 28 goals last season and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to a player who best exemplifies gentlemanly conduct.

July 22, 2014

Rangers and Zuccarello agree on 1-year deal, avoid salary arbitration

Rangers and Zuccarello agree on 1-year deal, avoid salary arbitration

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 9:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers are avoiding salary arbitration with forward Mats Zuccarello, agreeing to terms with the restricted free agent on a one-year, $3.


Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward David Booth to one-year deal

Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward David Booth to one-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 3:54 PM EDT

TORONTO - Almost a month into free agency, the Toronto Maple Leafs went bargain hunting Tuesday by signing left-winger David Booth to a US$1.

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