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Fiddler hangs up skates after 14 NHL seasons

/ Sep 14, 2017

Fiddler hangs up skates after 14 NHL seasons

Forward Vernon Fiddler announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after a 14-season career with four different teams. The 37-year-old Canadian's announcement was made in The Players' Tribune, some three months after his Nashville Predators fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup ...

/ Sep 9, 2017

Pens give Stevens scouting role

The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired former star Kevin Stevens as a special assignment scout. Stevens was a three-time All-Star during his 15-year career with five teams, including eight with the Penguins. Stevens helped Pittsburgh to consecutive Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. Stevens' 17 goals during ...

/ Sep 8, 2017

Jets GM, coach receive contract extensions

Winnipeg Jets co-owner Mark Chipman had no doubt general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and coach Paul Maurice deserved the contract extensions that were announced Thursday. The team has only made the playoffs once since relocating to Winnipeg in 2011 with Cheveldayoff as a rookie NHL GM. ...

Eichel unfazed by contract situation

/ Sep 6, 2017

Eichel unfazed by contract situation

Sabres star center Jack Eichel is focused on taking on a larger leadership role, and not concerning himself with contract talks — even it means waiting until next year to sign a new deal. "I have no problem playing the season out and just trying ...

Coyotes star Doan calls it a career

/ Aug 31, 2017

Coyotes star Doan calls it a career

Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan had chances to leave the desert for a better shot at winning the Stanley Cup. Every time, he resisted the urge, a loyalty that cemented his legacy as one of the most beloved athletes in Valley of the Sun history. Now, ...

Blue Jays designate Aoki for assignment

/ Aug 29, 2017

Blue Jays designate Aoki for assignment

Outfielder Norichika Aoki was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for a pitcher, the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday. In a corresponding move, reliever Leonel Campos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo while the 35-year-old Aoki was deactivated after playing just 12 games ...

Ratelle, Lindros to have numbers retired

/ Aug 29, 2017

Ratelle, Lindros to have numbers retired

The New York Rangers will retire Jean Ratelle's No. 19 and the Philadelphia Flyers will retire Eric Lindros' No. 88 this season. The Rangers will raise Ratelle's number to the rafters before their Feb. 25 game against the Detroit Red Wings, and the Flyers will ...

Russia's Zaripov cleared to pursue NHL deal

/ Aug 29, 2017

Russia's Zaripov cleared to pursue NHL deal

Danis Zaripov will get the chance to play in North America after the NHL approved the Russian winger's eligibility following a doping ban in the Kontinental Hockey League and international play. The 36-year-old Zaripov is free to sign with any team and could be the ...

Blue Jackets give Tortorella extension

/ Aug 1, 2017

Blue Jackets give Tortorella extension

John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets is getting a one-year contract extension following a season in which he was the NHL's Coach of the Year. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the move Monday. Financial terms were not released. Tortorella was entering the last year of ...

/ Jul 29, 2017

Preds center gets eight-year deal

The Nashville Predators have signed top center Ryan Johansen to an eight-year, $64 million contract, the largest deal the franchise has ever handed out. General manager David Poile announced the deal Friday. Poile noted he's been looking for a No. 1 center for years and believes ...