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Culture is key in developing NHL prospects, Devils GM says

Whether it involves New Jersey rookie center Jack Hughes or any other prospect, Devils general manager Ray Shero says the most important aspects of a prospect’s development must be in …


Mark Stone ready to lead in first full season with Vegas

The first time Mark Stone ever skated onto the ice for an NHL game, he was 19 years old and his Ottawa Senators were facing the New York Rangers in …


Sharks F Evander Kane suspended for 3 games for abuse of official

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for the first three games of the season for abuse of an official. The punishment handed out Tuesday comes after a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Beck Warm blanks Spokane as Tri-City Americans spoil Chiefs’ home opener

It’s hard enough when you’re up against a hot goalie. For the Spokane Chiefs, it was a warm goalie, as in Beck Warm, the 20-year-old goaltender for the Tri-City Americans.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Spokane Chiefs’ No. 1 line gets off to quick start

Jake McGrew spent the early part of September playing hockey with San Jose Sharks prospects he didn’t know nearly as well as he knows his Spokane Chiefs teammates.


Winnipeg Jets sign Patrik Laine to 2-year deal

Restricted free-agent forward Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a two-year, $13.5-million contract Friday.


NHL preview: Blues’ last to Stanley Cup run shows value of regular season

When the Tampa Bay Lightning woke up on Jan. 3 atop the NHL standings, the St. Louis Blues were dead last. Tampa had won 31 of its first 39 games, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Seattle hires former U.S. team captain Cammi Granato as scout

Cammi Granato has received plenty of interest in the past from NHL franchises. None of them suited her as well as Seattle’s expansion team does.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Flames sign Matthew Tkachuk to 3-year, $21 million deal

The Calgary Flames have signed forward Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year, $21 million deal.


Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky out with wrist injury

Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky likely will miss the start of the season with a wrist injury.


NHL coaching carousel: Sabres’ Ralph Krueger fine with being unknown

The Florida Panthers landed the NHL’s most highly prized coaching candidate in Joel Quenneville, while the Buffalo Sabres made an out-of-the-box choice in hiring Ralph Krueger.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Blues acquire defenseman Justin Faulk in trade with ’Canes

The St. Louis Blues acquired All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Joel Edmundson and a prospect.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

NHL teams aim to fill arenas, drawing fans away from screens

“There’s nothing better than watching hockey in person,” Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson said recently while watching Detroit host Chicago in a preseason game. The Red Wings, and every …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Kelowna Rockets rally to beat Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in overtime

Dillon Hamaliuk scored just before the closing horn in overtime, and the Kelowna Rockets rallied to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 Saturday night in a Western Hockey League game at …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Jake McGrew scores twice in Spokane Chiefs’ season-opening win over Kamloops

Jake McGrew scored twice, including a go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the Spokane Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League campaign with a 4-3 victory over Kamloops at …


Spokane Chiefs enter fresh Western Hockey League season with retooled roster from front office down to skaters

For one, there’s a new coaching staff. And the names fans are used to seeing – Anderson-Dolan, Reid, Woods, Brkin, Ty Smith – won’t be on the backs of any …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Defenseman Brandon Carlo signs 2-year extension with Bruins

It took until six days into training camp, but the Boston Bruins took care of their last bit of offseason business on Tuesday and can now focus on attempting to …


Evgeny Kuznetsov ban could open door for Caps’ top pick Connor McMichael

Connor McMichael’s feel for the game made him the Washington Capitals’ first-round draft pick in June. Combine that with Evgeny Kunzetsov’s suspension and the door could be wide open for …


Minnesota Wild sign defenseman Jared Spurgeon to 7-year, $53M extension

The 29-year-old Spurgeon set career highs last season of 14 goals, 29 assists, 152 shots on goal, 91 hits and 82 games played.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

NHL, NHLPA set to meet again to talk CBA extension

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will meet again Friday in New York to continue collective bargaining negotiations. Players have until Sept. 15 to decide whether to terminate the current …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Spokane Chiefs playing the waiting game as several top prospects show off skills in NHL camps

The number of Spokane Chiefs players who skated onto the ice sheet at Eagles Ice Arena was notably smaller on Wednesday, as expected.


Blues goalie Jordan Binnington no longer flies under radar

Jordan Binnington used to fly under the radar during his summer training. But after a head-turning, seemingly-out-of-nowhere rookie season capped by a Stanley Cup victory, those days are long gone …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Spokane Chiefs mix reunions, introductions during first day of training camp

The Spokane Chiefs’ annual reunion was in full swing Thursday at the Arena, where new coaches and prospects got to skate with the veterans for the first time in a …


Avalanche sign defenseman Samuel Girard to 7-year extension

The Colorado Avalanche have locked up defenseman Samuel Girard with a seven-year extension that runs through the 2026-27 season. The 21-year-old Girard played in all 82 games last season. He …


Chicago forward Chris Kunitz retires after 15 NHL seasons

Kunitz, 39, will work with the coaching staffs for the Blackhawks and their American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford.


Minnesota Wild fire GM Paul Fenton after 1 season

Wild owner Craig Leipold said he told Fenton of his dismissal, a “difficult decision” made because Fenton was “not the right fit” for the organization.


Jeremy Colliton looking forward to camp with new-look Blackhawks

Jeremy Colliton is looking forward to his first training camp since he took over the Chicago Blackhawks after coach Joel Quenneville was fired in November. Colliton had little time to …


Predators sign Colton Sissons to 7-year, $20M contract

The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Colton Sissons by signing the forward to a seven-year contract worth $20 million. The 25-year-old Sissons had 15 goals and 15 assists in …


Spokane Chiefs sign Russian Matvei Startsev to standard player agreement

The Spokane Chiefs announced Friday the signing of Russian defenseman Matvei Startsev to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle’s new NHL club

Seattle’s NHL expansion team has announced its general manager – Ron Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner. He will have complete control of operations. The …