• NHL Predators sign F Nino Niederreiter to 2-year deal

    The Nashville Predators continued their offseason splurge Thursday, signing free agent forward Nino Niederreiter to a two-year deal worth $8 million. Niederreiter, 29, tallied 44 points (24 goals, 20 assists) for the Hurricanes in 2021-22, his fourth season in Carolina. Niederreiter finished the season as Carolina’s third-leading goal scorer and had the fifth-most points among […]

  • NHL Report: Matthew Tkachuk won’t re-sign with Flames

    All-Star forward and restricted free agent Matthew Tkachuk has informed the Calgary Flames that he will not re-sign with the club long term, The Athletic reported Wednesday. Further, Tkachuk has given the Flames a list of teams with whom he would sign a long-term contract, per the report. The report comes a week after star […]

  • NHL Three more NHL players deny involvement in alleged 2018 assault

    Three more NHL players who were members of the Canadian World Junior team at the time of an alleged sexual assault in 2018 released statements on Tuesday denying any involvement in the incident. St. Louis Blues players Jordan Kyrou and Robert Thomas and Chicago Blackhawks forward Taylor Raddysh each issued statements via Twitter, with varying […]

  • NHL Andrej Sekera announces retirement after 16 seasons

    Unrestricted free agent defenseman Andrej Sekera has played his last game in the NHL. “My hockey career is over,” Sekera told Slovakian newspaper SME. “I’ve had some offers as a free agent, but still I decided to quit. A big reason was my son had had some medical issues during the last year. After everything […]

  • NHL Devils G Vitek Vanecek signs 3-year, $10.2M extension

    Restricted free agent goaltender Vitek Vanecek signed a three-year, $10.2 million contract extension with the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Per the team, Vanecek will receive $3.55 million in 2022-23, $3.75 million the following season and $2.9 million in 2024-25. Vanecek, who avoided a salary arbitration hearing, was acquired by New Jersey in a trade […]

  • NHL Color commentator Eddie Olczyk leaves Blackhawks for Kraken

    Longtime Chicago Blackhawks color commentator Eddie Olczyk has left his role with the team. After Olczyk’s contract with the team expired, the veteran broadcaster and former Blackhawks player has chosen to join the Seattle Kraken in the same capacity. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Olczyk’s contract with the team ended in June and the sides […]

  • NHL Sharks bring back G Kaapo Kahkonen on 2-year deal

    The San Jose Sharks re-signed goalie Kaapo Kahkonen to a two-year contract on Monday. The details of the deal were not released, but multiple media outlets reported the contract to have an average annual value of $2.75 million. San Jose brings back Kahkonen despite already having a pair of experienced goaltenders on its roster in […]

  • NHL Maple Leafs sign Pierre Engvall to one-year deal

    The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed forward Pierre Engvall to a one-year, $2.25 million contract on Sunday. Engvall finished a two-year, $2.5 million deal last season. Engvall, 26, set career bests of 15 goals and 35 points in 78 games last season. Overall, he has 62 career points (30 goals, 32 assists) in 168 games over […]

  • NHL Blues D Niko Mikkola signs one-year contract

    St. Louis defenseman Niko Mikkola signed a one-year contract worth $1.9 million on Sunday. Mikkola, 26, recorded 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 54 games last season. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Finland native totaled 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 89 career games since being selected by the Blues in the fifth round of […]

  • NHL Oilers ink F Mattias Janmark to one-year contract

    Forward Mattias Janmark signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Janmark, 29, recorded 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) and 21 penalty minutes in 67 games last season with the Vegas Golden Knights. He played that campaign on a one-year, $2 million deal. Janmark has totaled 158 points (66 goals, […]

  • NHL Canadiens deal Jeff Petry, Ryan Poehling to Penguins for Mike Matheson, draft pick

    The Montreal Canadiens shed some salary — and one of their better players — when they dealt veteran defender Jeff Petry on Saturday along with forward Ryan Poehling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Mike Matheson and a 2023 fourth-round draft pick. Petry is scheduled to make a reported $6.25 million each of […]

  • NHL Wild sign 1st-round pick Liam Ohgren to 3-year deal

    The Minnesota Wild signed first-round pick Liam Ohgren to a three-year, entry-level contract Saturday. The 18-year-old Swedish forward was the 19th overall selection in this month’s draft. He totaled 58 points (33 goals, 25 assists) in just 30 games for Djurgarden in the Swedish Junior League in 2021-22. He was named the league’s best forward […]

  • NHL Penguins acquire D Ty Smith from Devils for D John Marino

    The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Ty Smith and a 2023 third-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in exchange for fellow defenseman John Marino. Smith, 22, recorded 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 66 games last season. He has 43 points (seven goals, 36 assists) in 114 career games since being selected […]

  • NHL Penguins sign 1st-round pick Owen Pickering to three-year deal

    The Pittsburgh Penguins signed 2022 first-round pick Owen Pickering to a three-year, entry-level contract on Saturday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the Penguins, who selected the 6-foot-4, 180-pound defenseman with the 21st overall pick of this month’s draft. Pickering, 18, recorded 42 points (11 goals, 31 assists) in 85 career games with the Swift […]

  • NHL Maple Leafs sign F Calle Jarnkrok to four-year deal

    The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Calle Jarnkrok to a four-year, $8.4 million deal on Friday. Jarnkrok, 30, split last season between the Seattle Kraken (49 games) and Calgary Flames (17) and had 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists). Jarnkrok spent his first eight NHL seasons with the Nashville Predators before being selected by Seattle […]

  • NHL Caps sign draft picks Alexander Suzdalev, Ludwig Persson

    The Washington Capitals announced the signings of 2022 third-round draft picks Alexander Suzdalev and Ludwig Persson on Friday. Both Swedish forwards agreed to three-year entry-level contracts that will pay them $775,000 in each of the first two seasons and $800,000 in the third at the NHL level, and $82,500 in the AHL. Suzdalev, 18, was […]

  • NHL Avalanche sign D Brad Hunt to two-year contract

    Defenseman Brad Hunt signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. The team did not disclose financial terms for Hunt, who is inked through the 2023-24 season. Hunt, 33, recorded 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 50 games last season with the Vancouver Canucks. He has totaled 76 points (22 goals, 54 […]

  • NHL Kraken ink F John Hayden to one-year, two-way deal

    The Seattle Kraken signed forward John Hayden to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday. The deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $325,000 in the American Hockey League. Hayden, 27, had two goals and two assists in a career-high 55 games with the Buffalo Sabres in 2021-22. A third-round pick by Chicago in […]

  • NHL Blues sign F Martin Frk to one-year, two-way deal

    The St. Louis Blues signed forward Martin Frk to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday. The 28-year-old Czech scored two goals in six games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2021-22. He also racked up 73 points (40 goals, 33 assists) in 58 games for the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign. A second-round pick by […]

  • NHL Rangers sign 2nd-round pick Adam Sykora to 3-year deal

    The New York Rangers announced the signing Friday of 2022 second-round pick Adam Sykora to a three-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms of the agreement with the 17-year-old Slovakian forward were not disclosed. Sykora was the 63rd overall pick in the NHL draft earlier this month. He recorded 10 goals and seven assists in 46 games […]

  • NHL Devils hire Andrew Brunette as associate coach

    The New Jersey Devils hired former Florida Panthers interim coach Andrew Brunette as an associate coach on Friday. Brunette joins Lindy Ruff’s staff after helping the Panthers win the Presidents’ Trophy with a franchise-record 58 wins and 122 points in 2021-22. Brunette, 48, was the runner-up for the Jack Adams Award, presented to the NHL’s […]

  • NHL Maple Leafs sign D Jordie Benn, Victor Mete

    Defensemen Jordie Benn and Victor Mete agreed to one-year, $750,000 contracts with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. Benn, who turns 35 this month, will skate with his sixth NHL team. He spent last season with the Minnesota Wild, contributing one goal and seven assists in 39 games. Benn has also played for the Dallas […]

  • NHL Capitals sign F Dylan Strome to 1-year deal

    The Washington Capitals signed center Dylan Strome to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million on Thursday. Strome was an unrestricted free agent after the Chicago Blackhawks elected not to make him a qualifying offer before the start of free agency Wednesday. Washington added a center in the midst of some uncertainty at the position. Nicklas […]

  • NHL Predators sign G Kevin Lankinen to one-year contract

    Goaltender Kevin Lankinen signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Nashville Predators on Thursday. Lankinen, 27, posted an 8-15-6 record with a 3.50 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in 32 games (29 starts) last season with the Chicago Blackhawks. He owns a 25-29-11 mark with two shutouts, a 3.23 goals-against average and a […]

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