NHL players in minors can't play in Olympics

Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract. The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed ...

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 ...

Devils make Hischier No. 1 pick

/ Jun 24, 2017

Devils make Hischier No. 1 pick

Nico Hischier became the first Swiss player to be taken first overall Friday when the New Jersey Devils made the slick center the top pick in the NHL entry draft. The 18-year-old from Naters was excited to go first in the 2017 draft, the annual ...

/ Jun 17, 2017

Coyotes shake up front office

The Arizona Coyotes have made changes to their front office under owner Andrew Barroway. President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc and president of hockey operations Gary Drummond stepped down from their duties on Friday, with general counsel Ahron Cohen named as the new COO. The Coyotes will ...

Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions

/ Jun 12, 2017

Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions

Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and goalie Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout ...

/ Jun 3, 2017

Ducks give Carlyle contract extension

Coach Randy Carlyle has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season from the Anaheim Ducks. The deal announced Friday also includes an option for 2019-20. Carlyle began his second stint in charge of the Ducks last year and immediately led the team to its ...

Aberg notches winning goal to down Ducks

/ May 21, 2017

Aberg notches winning goal to down Ducks

Pontus Aberg spent most of the season in the minors, and he had a part-time depth role for the Nashville Predators in these Stanley Cup playoffs until injuries thrust him into a key role in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. And now the ...