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The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a one-year contract. TSN reports that the deal is for $3.25 million. The restricted free agent was acquired from the Washington Capitals on June 28 for forward Scott Kosmachuk and a second-round and third-round pick in the 2020 draft. Burakovsky, 24, signed a two-year, $6 million
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MOSCOW — Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has signed a one-year deal in the Kontinental Hockey League as he sits out the final months of his NHL suspension. Russian KHL club Avangard Omsk says it has signed Voynov to a one-year deal. His NHL suspension, imposed after the league determined he committed acts
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While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for five of the biggest names
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The St. Louis Blues have reached a deal with goaltender Jordan Binnington on a two-year contract with an annual average value of $4.4 million, the Stanley Cup champions announced Saturday. Binnington had been a restricted free agent and avoided arbitration by agreeing to the deal on Saturday. “I’m happy to get this deal done with
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4:25 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The St. Louis Blues‘ Stanley Cup championship run had a ubiquitous soundtrack to it: Laura Branigan’s 1982 disco classic “Gloria,” which became the team’s postgame victory song, while “Play Gloria!” became a rallying cry found on T-shirts, hats and other trinkets sold inside and outside the arena during the postseason.
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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Flyers president Paul Holmgren has stepped down to become a senior adviser for the franchise. General manager Chuck Fletcher becomes president of hockey operations in a related move. Fletcher reports directly to Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott. Holmgren has been a Flyers player, assistant coach, head coach, general manager and
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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and free agent center Ryan Dzingel have agreed on a two-year, $6.75 million contract. The deal announced Friday by general manager Don Waddell will pay Dzingel $3.25 million this season and $3.5 million in 2020-21. “Ryan has proven that he can be an impact player offensively,” Waddell said. “His
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks re-signed forwards Dylan Gambrell and Antti Suomela on Thursday. Gambrell agreed to a two-year deal, and Suomela to a one-year contract. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The 22-year-old Gambrell has failed to record a point in 11 regular-season games with San Jose, three in 2017-18 and eight last
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MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens re-signed Finnish forwards Joel Armia and Artturi Lehkonen to two-year contracts Thursday. Armia’s contract has an average annual value of $2.6 million, while Lehkonen’s has an average of $2.4 million. Armia, 26, set career highs for goals (13), power-play goals (two) and power-play points (six) in his first year with
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FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars have re-signed center Jason Dickinson to a $3 million, two-year contract, bringing back an emerging leader after he established career highs in scoring and playing time. Dickinson was a solid playoff performer in his postseason debut as the Stars reached the second round before losing a Game 7 to
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10:30 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL free-agent feeding frenzy has been reduced to a few nibbles. Team executives have absconded to their cottages. Hockey insiders are firing up their blenders for frozen beverages rather than Twitter for breaking news. So as hockey reaches its contemplative stretch of summer, what exactly have we learned from
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The Vancouver Canucks continued their offseason makeover by signing free-agent forward Micheal Ferland on Wednesday. Ferland gets a four-year deal with an average annual value of $3.5 million. “Micheal is an energetic player that drives the play and can contribute in all three zones,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. “He’ll make
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Three-time Stanley Cup winner Matt Cullen announced Wednesday that he is retiring after 21 seasons in the league. The 42-year-old won his first Cup with Carolina in 2006 and then captured back-to-back titles with Pittsburgh in 2016 and ’17. In an essay on NHL.com, Cullen wrote that his career almost came to a close before
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Former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson has died. He was 48. Tom Laidlaw, his former agent, told USA Today that Johnson died Monday at his home in Michigan. No other details were provided. Johnson also played for Detroit, Pittsburgh and Chicago during his 12 seasons in the NHL, finishing with 145 goals and 224 assists
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The Boston Bruins signed restricted free agent winger Danton Heinen to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $2.8 million, the team announced Tuesday night. Playing mostly third-line minutes on a deep team that went to the Stanley Cup Final, Heinen put up 11 goals and 34 points in 77 games. That was
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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a chance on another underachieving young forward. They hope it goes the same way it did last time. The Blackhawks traded promising defenseman Henri Jokiharju to Buffalo on Tuesday for Alex Nylander, who hasn’t quite lived up to expectations since he was selected by the Sabres with the
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NEWARK, N.J. — Top draft pick Jack Hughes was a little disappointed on his first night with the New Jersey Devils at their development camp for young players. Sitting around a TV with Joey Anderson, fellow USA Hockey National Team Development Program teammate and Devils’ draft pick Patrick Moynihan and Matt Hellickson, Hughes was hoping
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A lot happened since we last checked in on these rankings. The St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup, the New Jersey Devils won the draft lottery, and at least 20 of these top-250 fantasy players are now wearing a different jersey than the one they donned at the end of the season. There are
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