• NHL Ryan Donato signs one-year contract with Kraken

    The Seattle Kraken re-signed free agent forward Ryan Donato to a one-year, $1.2 million contract on Wednesday. Donato, 26, recorded career-high totals in goals (16), assists (15), points (31) and games played (74) last season. He scored the first goal in franchise history in the Kraken’s Oct. 12 season opener versus the Vegas Golden Knights. […]

  • NHL Avalanche re-sign F Mikhail Maltsev to 1-year deal

    The Colorado Avalanche re-signed forward Mikhail Maltsev to a one-year contract Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. The 24-year-old Russian appeared in 18 games for the Stanley Cup champions during the 2021-22 regular season. Maltsev also recorded 48 points (17 goals, 31 assists) in 56 games for the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League. A […]

  • NHL Oilers F Jesse Puljujarvi avoids arbitration, signs 1-year deal

    Restricted free agent forward Jesse Puljujarvi signed a one-year, $3 million contract to remain with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Puljujarvi, 24, was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Friday. He recorded career-high totals in assists (22), points (36), plus/minus rating (plus-22) and power-play goals (four) in 65 games last season with the Oilers. His […]

  • NHL Dustin Brown to have No. 23 retired by Kings

    Former Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown will have his No. 23 jersey retired on Feb. 11 before the team hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brown, 37, retired after the Kings were eliminated by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs this past spring. A statue also will be unveiled in […]

  • NHL Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi avoids arbitration, signs 1-year deal

    Restricted free agent forward Jesse Puljujarvi agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract to remain with the Edmonton Oilers, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday. Puljujarvi, 24, was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Friday. He recorded career-high totals in assists (22), points (36), plus/minus rating (plus-22) and power-play goals (four) in 65 games last […]

  • NHL Ex-Canuck Jake Virtanen found not guilty of sexual assault

    A Canadian jury found former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen not guilty of sexual assault on Tuesday. Virtanen, who turns 26 next month, wept openly when the verdict was read in British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver. He was charged in January in connection with an alleged incident in a Vancouver hotel room in September […]

  • NHL Sharks name David Quinn as head coach

    The San Jose Sharks on Tuesday hired David Quinn as the 11th head coach in franchise history. Quinn, 56, replaces Bob Boughner, who was fired on July 1 after the Sharks finished 32-37-13 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season. The team had reached the playoffs in 14 of the previous 15 seasons. […]

  • NHL Devils D Jonas Siegenthaler signs 5-year, $17M extension

    New Jersey Devils defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler signed a five-year, $17 million contract extension on Tuesday. The deal, which begins in the 2023-24 season, carries through the 2027-28 campaign. Siegenthaler, 25, was acquired by the Devils from the Washington Capitals on April 11, 2021, for a conditional third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. He signed […]

  • NHL Kraken sign D Michal Kempny to one-year deal

    The Seattle Kraken signed defenseman Michal Kempny to a one-year, one-way contract for $750,000 on Monday. Kempny, 31, spent the last three-plus seasons with the Washington Capitals, winning a Stanley Cup in 2017-18. He has 63 points (15 goals, 48 assists) and 146 penalty minutes in 247 games over five seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks […]

  • NHL Blackhawks sign F Buddy Robinson to 1-year deal

    The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Buddy Robinson to a one-year, two-way contract on Monday. The deal carries a $750,000 cap hit at the NHL level. Robinson, who turns 31 on Aug. 30, played a career-high 32 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season and posted one goal and five assists. The New Jersey native added […]

  • NHL Red Wings D Mark Pysyk out 4-6 months after Achilles surgery

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mark Pysyk is recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The veteran’s recovery time is expected to be four to six months, the team announced Monday. Pysyk, 30, signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Red Wings on July 14. He registered 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in […]

  • NHL Ducks sign C Isac Lundestrom to 2-year extension

    The Anaheim Ducks announced a two-year extension Monday for center Isac Lundestrom, avoiding an arbitration hearing with the restricted free agent. Terms were not disclosed, but the Orange County Register reported that the deal is worth $1.8 million per season in 2022-23 and 2023-24. Lundestrom, 22, set career highs across the board in 2021-22 with […]

  • NHL Red Wings sign D Robert Hagg to one-year contract

    The Detroit Red Wings signed free-agent defenseman Robert Hagg to a one-year, $800,000 contract on Monday. Hagg, 27, appeared in 64 games split between the Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres in the 2021-22 season. He posted nine points (one goal, eight assists) and 35 penalty minutes. In 300 career games with the Philadelphia Flyers (2016-21), […]

  • NHL Lightning sign D Trevor Carrick to one-year deal

    The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Trevor Carrick to a one-year, two-way contract. Financial terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed. Carrick, 28, has appeared in seven NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks. Carolina drafted him in the fourth round in 2012 and he last appeared in an NHL […]

  • NHL Kings sign Gabriel Vilardi, Jaret Anderson-Dolan

    The Los Angeles Kings signed centers Gabriel Vilardi and Jaret Anderson-Dolan to one-year contract extensions on Saturday. Vilardi’s one-way deal is worth $825,000 through the 2022-23 season, while Anderson-Dolan’s two-way contract is worth $750,000. Vilardi, 22, recorded seven points (five goals, two assists) in 25 games this past season with the Kings. He has 37 […]

  • NHL Bruins re-sign F Jack Studnicka to two-year deal

    The Boston Bruins re-signed forward Jack Studnicka to a two-year contract. The agreement announced Saturday is a two-way deal in 2022-23 and a one-way deal in 2023-24 and carries an annual NHL cap hit of $762,500. Studnicka, 23, had three assists in 15 games with the Bruins in 2021-22. He added 35 points (10 goals, […]

  • NHL Panthers acquire Matthew Tkachuk from Flames for three players

    The Florida Panthers acquired forward Matthew Tkachuk from the Calgary Flames on Friday night, and the high-scoring star reportedly agreed to an eight-year, $76 million contract. Calgary received forward Jonathan Huberdeau, defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, prospect Cole Schwindt and a conditional first-round pick in 2025 in exchange for Tkachuk. Florida also receives a conditional fourth-round pick […]

  • NHL Pierre-Luc Dubois accepts $6M qualifying offer from Jets

    Pierre-Luc Dubois accepted a one-year, $6 million qualifying offer on Friday to remain with the Winnipeg Jets. Dubois scored a career-high 28 goals in 81 games for Winnipeg last season. The forward’s 60 points were one shy of his career best total for the Columbus Jackets in 2018-19. The 24-year-old Dubois tied for 10th in […]

  • NHL Rangers sign F Tim Gettinger to one-year extension

    The New York Rangers signed forward Tim Gettinger to a one-year contract extension on Friday. Terms were not disclosed for Gettinger, who skated in a career-high eight games last season with the Rangers. Gettinger, 24, has yet to record a point in 16 career games with New York. He totaled 25 points (10 goals, 15 […]

  • NHL Kraken acquire F Oliver Bjorkstrand from Blue Jackets

    The Seattle Kraken traded two draft picks to the Columbus Blue Jackets to land forward Oliver Bjorkstrand on Friday. Columbus received Seattle’s third- and fourth-round picks in the 2023 draft in the deal. Bjorkstrand has spent his seven-year NHL career entirely with the Blue Jackets, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 […]

  • NHL Sharks sign F Steven Lorentz to 2-year contract

    The San Jose Sharks signed recently acquired forward Steven Lorentz to a two-year contract on Friday. The team didn’t reveal the financial terms. Lorentz, 26, played in 67 games with the Hurricanes in 2021-22. Carolina traded him to the Sharks with goaltender prospect Eetu Makiniemi and a conditional pick in the 2023 NHL Draft for […]

  • NHL Blue Jackets’ Patrik Laine signs 4-year, $34.8M extension

    Restricted free agent forward Patrik Laine signed a four-year, $34.8 million contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The move was announced a few hours before the deadline to accept qualifying offers at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. “One of our priorities this summer was signing Patrik Laine to a contract extension. He […]

  • NHL Report: Sharks zero in on David Quinn as next coach

    The San Jose Sharks are “zeroing in on” former New York Rangers head coach David Quinn to be their next bench boss, Sportsnet reported Thursday. The other finalists for the job are Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Spencer Carbery and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Mike Vellucci, per the report. The Sharks fired Bob Boughner and the […]

  • NHL Pens re-sign F Kasperi Kapanen to 2-year, $6.4M deal

    The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Kasperi Kapanen to a two-year, $6.4 million contract on Thursday. Kapanen, who turns 26 on Saturday, posted 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) in 79 games last season. It was the fourth consecutive 30-point campaign for the Finnish winger, who also set career highs in games played and hits (110), […]

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