National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Re-signed Marshall Johnston, director of professional scouting; Claude Larose and Ron Smith, professional scouts; and Martin Madden, amateur scout, to multi-year contracts.
MINNESOTA WILD-Agreed to terms with G Niklas Backstrom on a multi-year contract.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Announced a one-year affiliation agreement with Mississippi (ECHL) for the 2007-08 season.
United Hockey League
FORT WAYNE KOMETS-Named Al Sims coach and director of player personnel.