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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 ...

Aug 18, 2015

Longtime NHL player Briere retires

Former Philadelphia Flyers star Danny Briere brought the curtain down on his 17-year professional hockey career on Monday, confirming his retirement from the sport after nearly 1,000 NHL games. Briere, 37, a member of Canada’s World Championship-winning teams in 2003 and 2004, said he ...

Aug 15, 2015

Maple Leafs add Lemaire to staff

The Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday added decades of hockey experience by hiring Jacques Lemaire as special assignment coach. Lemaire, who won the Stanley Cup for new Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello’s New Jersey Devils in 1995, spent 16 full seasons and parts of ...

Aug 8, 2015

Ducks, Silfverberg OK four-year deal

Right wing Jakob Silfverberg agreed to a four-year, $15 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. Silfverberg was a restricted free agent after he set career highs with 13 goals and 26 assists last season, playing frequently on the second line for the ...

Aug 7, 2015

NHL star Kane probed in rape case

Police in upstate New York are investigating rape allegations against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, the Buffalo News reported on Thursday, citing two law enforcement sources. Kane, 26, has an off-season home in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg, where a woman has accused the ...

Jul 31, 2015

Ex-Red Wing Reise, 93, passes away

Former Detroit Wing Rings defenseman Leo Reise Jr. has died. He was 93. The Reds Wings said Thursday that Reise died Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario. Reise had 21 goals and 61 assists in 340 games for Detroit from 1946-52. He was a four-time All-Star ...

Jul 29, 2015

Penguins send Sutter to Canucks

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among his favorite players. One Rutherford has now traded twice. The Penguins sent the 26-year-old Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Alex Clendening. The ...

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 ...