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Maple Leafs bring in NHL legend Lamoriello as GM

Brendan Shanahan’s new-school Toronto Maple Leafs front office built on his philosophy of differing viewpoints has a new voice, and this one comes with a lot of NHL experience. Shanahan, who’s a year into his duties as team president, believes new general manager Lou Lamoriello “will fit in very, very ...

Jul 21, 2015

Predators give forward Smith $21.25 million contract

The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Craig Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Monday. “Craig Smith is an integral part of our team’s young core ...

Ducks give veteran Kesler six-year contract extension

Jul 16, 2015

Ducks give veteran Kesler six-year contract extension

Center Ryan Kesler got comfortable quickly with the Anaheim Ducks, and the club let him know the feeling is definitely mutual. The veteran center agreed to a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, cementing a long-term commitment after just one ...

Jul 13, 2015

Predators trade forward Beck to Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired forward Taylor Beck in a trade with the Nashville Predators. The deal was announced on Sunday. Beck, 24, had eight goals and eight assists in 62 games with Nashville last season. The Predators received forward Jamie Devane in ...

Jul 4, 2015

Sabres lock up O'Reilly for 7 years

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired standout forward Ryan O’Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to ...

Jul 3, 2015

Kings' Voynov gets three-month sentence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year. Voynov, 25, was also placed on probation for three years for misdemeanor corporal ...

Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

Jul 2, 2015

Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defensemen found new homes in free ...

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

Jul 1, 2015

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with ...

Jun 30, 2015

Sharks finalize five-year deal with defenseman Dillon

The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a five-year contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon. Agent Jarrett Bousquet said Monday that the two sides reached the deal before Dillon could become a restricted free agent later this week. ESPN first reported ...

Song becomes first Chinese draftee

Jun 28, 2015

Song becomes first Chinese draftee

For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL Draft. Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The defenseman, who goes by the name “Misha,” started playing hockey on ...

Jun 27, 2015

Detroit's Datsyuk has ankle surgery

Pavel Datsyuk had surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in three months. The Detroit Red Wings confirmed Datsyuk’s operation Friday, saying it was to repair ruptured tendons in the ankle. Datsyuk, who turns 37 next month, had 26 goals ...