Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed C Eric Staal to a seven-year contract extension, through 2015-16.
American Hockey League
ALBANY RIVER RATS-Signed F Yannick Tifu and D Jonathan Paiement.
MANITOBA MOOSE-Named Jay Wells assistant coach.
ELMIRA JACKALS-Agreed to terms with D Chris St. Croix, F Tyler Hirsch, F Steve Yetman and F Josh Aspendlind.
LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS-Agreed to terms with G John DeCaro.
PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Agreed to terms with C Daniel Sisca.
READING ROYALS-Agreed to terms with F Michael Cohen.
VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Announced the retirement of F Ryan Wade and named him assistant coach.