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Jarome Iginla bids farewell to NHL after 20 seasons

Jarome Iginla closed his 20-year NHL career in the city where he was the face of the franchise.


Capitals bring back Brooks Orpik in $1 million, 1-year deal

The Capitals are bringing back Brooks Orpik, a leader on Washington’s Stanley Cup-winning team. The 37-year-old defenseman signed a $1 million, one-year contract with $500,000 in performance bonuses. The move …


Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton, Ontario

Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned in his hometown …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Marc-Andre Fleury inks 3-year extension with Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms with three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a three-year contract extension worth an average of $7 million a year. Fleury …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Blackhawks unload Marian Hossa’s contract in trade with Coyotes

The Blackhawks have traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza in a blockbuster deal with the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome …


Russian forward Yegor Arbuzov signs standard player agreement with Spokane Chiefs

Russian forward Yegor Arbuzov signed a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing for the Chiefs during the 2018-19 season, the team announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Lightning sign Nikita Kucherov to 8-year extension through 2026-27

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $9.5 million in salary and annual bonuses. Kucherov would have been a …


Anaheim Ducks to retire numbers of Paul Kariya, Scott Niedermayer

The Anaheim Ducks will retire the numbers of Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer during the upcoming season. Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli announced the honors for the two Hockey …


AP source: Logan Couture agrees to 8-year extension with Sharks

A person familiar with the deal says Logan Couture has agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks. The person tells The Associated Press that …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Gary Bettman, Martin Brodeur, Willie O’Ree top Hockey Hall of Fame class

The Hockey Hall of Fame has added the first black player in the National Hockey League, the league’s all-time winningest goaltender and Commissioner Gary Bettman to its latest class. Willie …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Filip Kral selected in fifth round of NHL draft

Filip Kral, from the Czech Republic, was the Chiefs’ Rookie of the Year this past season. The puck-moving defenseman isn’t afraid to join the rush in the offensive zone and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Rasmus Dahlin to Buffalo Sabres, Andrei Svechnikov to Carolina Hurricanes to start NHL draft

Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith selected by New Jersey Devils in first round of NHL Draft

The 17th overall spot fell right in line with where Ty Smith was projected. A number of mock drafts and prospect rankings had Smith anywhere from No. 10 to No. …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Islanders hire Barry Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. President of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello announced the move at the NHL draft, two weeks after Trotz …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Humboldt Broncos recognized during NHL Awards

Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan was honored with the inaugural Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award, and 10 of the surviving players were reunited for the first time since the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Devils’ Taylor Hall edges Nathan MacKinnon, wins NHL MVP award

New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player. He beat out Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon in the voting. The Vegas Golden Knights won four …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

All eyes on Sweden’s Rasmus Dahlin as NHL draft arrives

Rasmus Dahlin is drawing comparisons to a pair of the best defenseman in the game today and to one of the best of all time. No pressure.


Rasmus Dahlin has potential to provide stagnant Sabres a spark

The prospect of drafting Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft has the potential of giving the Buffalo Sabres a much-needed spark. Five years, four coaches …


Salary-cap increase makes for ‘more fun’ NHL offseason

A jump in the salary cap should make for a more entertaining NHL offseason. Islanders center John Tavares and Senators captain Erik Karlsson could be among the high-end players on …


Fans turn out in droves to celebrate Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals

Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup championship.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Dave Nichols: After 44 years, finally a champion

It takes a long time for an expansion team to challenge for a championship, let alone win one. For fans of hockey in the nation’s capital, it only took 44 …


Grip on Sports: The Warriors win again and this time it isn’t even close

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now this is the type of June (weather) we remember. Except, in our memories, there was nothing like the Warriors. Read on.


Tom Mableson, longtime voice of hockey in Spokane, spoke well in many other pursuits

It was with his voice, strong and professional, that Tom Mableson painted pictures of scenes on the ice that captivated and informed hockey followers in Spokane and small Canadian cities …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Trying to keep coach Barry Trotz is first priority for champion Capitals

Trying to keep coach Barry Trotz is the first priority for the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals. Trotz is a free agent along with top defenseman John Carlson, playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Islanders fire GM Garth Snow, coach Doug Weight, Lou Lamoriello is new GM

Islanders president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello has fired general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight and named himself the team’s new GM. New York missed the playoffs eight …


Devante Smith-Pelly, Michal Kempny are perfect pieces of Caps’ Cup puzzle

Free agent signing Devante Smith-Pelly and trade-deadline acquisition Michal Kempny aren’t big names but turned out to be perfect pieces of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup puzzle. Adding impact players like …


‘Flower’ wilts: Golden Knights must play better for Marc-Andre Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights have crashed back down to earth in the Stanley Cup Final after a charmed run through the playoffs. They must be dramatically better …


Caps’ Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov inspire Russian players, fans

Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov are inspiring young Russian players like top prospect Andrei Svechnikov and fans back home. Svechnikov got to meet Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Washington defenseman …


Missed chances push Vegas to brink of elimination in Final

James Neal had the puck on his stick and was staring at an open net. In a can’t-miss situation, that’s exactly what he did. Neal hit the post with his …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Capitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights

With Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are one win away from capturing the first title in their 43rd season after routing the Vegas …