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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 …


Washington Capitals promote Todd Reirden to head coach to replace Stanley Cup-winning Barry Trotz

Top assistant Todd Reirden will take over the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals, promoted from the bench on Friday in a move that allows Washington to maintain a sense of continuity.


Capitals re-sign playoff star Devante Smith-Pelly to 1-year deal

Instead of cashing in on another productive postseason performance, Devante Smith-Pelly took less money and a one-year deal to stay with the Washington Capitals.


AP source: Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick in trade with Pens

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, a person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed to The …


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 …


Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with L.A. Kings

Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year deal worth $18.75 million to return to the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. Kovalchuk hasn’t played in North America since …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Hurricanes get Dougie Hamilton in blockbuster trade with Flames

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton as part of a blockbuster trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft. Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect …


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. …


Ottawa Senators in turmoil a year after being on verge of Cup Final

The Ottawa Senators are dealing with crisis after crisis at every level.


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.


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

The Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights contributed to what is expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap, giving NHL teams more freedom …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Winger Mike Hoffman traded twice, lands with Panthers

The Ottawa Senators traded winger Mike Hoffman on Tuesday, hoping to solve an ugly off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson and his wife. The Senators sent Hoffman to the …


Former coach Dave Tippett joins NHL Seattle expansion group as senior adviser

Former NHL coach Dave Tippett is expanding his responsibilities with the group looking to put an expansion team in Seattle.


Barry Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Veteran coach Barry Trotz is leaving the Washington Capitals less than two weeks after leading them to the Stanley Cup.


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Stanley Cup party rolls on for first-time champion Capitals

The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far …


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: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3, win their first Stanley Cup

Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Geoff Baker: Capitals’ T.J. Oshie in rare company for hockey players from Washington

Wayne Hicks took a rather unorthodox route to becoming the only Washington-born hockey player to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He could soon have company, as forward …


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 …