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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 agency. Mike Green signed a multiyear ...

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 ...

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Jun 27, 2015

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers ...

Terao invited to train with Islanders again

Jun 26, 2015

Terao invited to train with Islanders again

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Nikko Ice Bucks youngster Yuri Terao has been invited to the New York Islanders rookie minicamp next month, the club announced last week. It will be the second consecutive year Terao will join the rookie camp for the NHL’s Eastern Conference team, which formed ...

Jun 25, 2015

NHL begins exploring expansion

The NHL is officially exploring expansion. The league is opening a formal expansion review process to consider adding new franchises to its 30-team league, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. Las Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City are the markets that have expressed the most serious ...

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Jun 25, 2015

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings ...

Jun 24, 2015

NHL expected to switch to 3-on-3 overtime format next season

The NHL plans to play three-on-three in overtime next season. The league’s general managers and players agreed Tuesday to change the regular-season overtime period from five minutes of four-on-four hockey to three-on-three. The Board of Governors still must approve the change Wednesday when it ...

Jun 23, 2015

Stoll charged with drug possession

Los Angeles Kings star center Jarret Stoll, who helped the club win the NHL title in 2012 and 2014, was charged with felony cocaine possession, authorities announced Monday. The district attorney’s office in Clark County, Nevada, revealed the details of the case against the ...

Jun 20, 2015

Ex-Isles owner convicted of fraud

A man who once tried to pull off an audacious scam to buy the NHL’s New York Islanders was sentenced to 10 years in prison for another fraud case in northeast Ohio. John Spano Jr., 50, pleaded guilty last month to 16 counts of ...