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UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Blackhawks acquire F Alex Nylander in trade with Sabres

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Henri Jokiharju to the Buffalo Sabres for underachieving forward Alex Nylander. Chicago is hoping a chance of scenery will help Nylander, who was selected …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Spokane Chiefs name former Western Hockey League champion Manny Viveiros new head coach

Manny Viveiros, who won a Western Hockey League championship two seasons ago with the Swift Current Broncos, was named Tuesday as the Chiefs head coach, the 13th in franchise history.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Penguins sign coach Mike Sullivan to 4-year extension

Mike Sullivan is sticking around to see if he can add to his Stanley Cup collection with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The club has signed Sullivan to a four-year contract extension …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Scott Harrington to 3-year contract

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Scott Harrington to a three-year contract. A person with knowledge of the signing tells The Associated Press the contract is …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Trio of Spokane Chiefs players get valuable experience at NHL development camps

A little more than a year ago, the National Hockey League draft came to its end, and Eli Zummack’s name wasn’t called. Thirteen days ago, the NHL Draft came to …


NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are some of the NHL’s top restricted free agents. It will be a big surprise if any team tries to sign them away …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Sergei Bobrovsky says he came to Florida to win the Stanley Cup

Sergei Bobrovsky already has two Vezina Trophies, the award handed out at the end of each season to the NHL’s top goaltender. He’s not looking for a third. For the …


Central Recasting: Division rivals ready to challenge Blues

After the St. Louis Blues muscled their way to the Stanley Cup, Central Division rivals are responding. The division is now stacked with the Blues, Stars, Avalanche, Wild, Predators, Blackhawks …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Sabres among teams focused on trade market over free agency

Buffalo general manager Jason Botterill is focused more on adding talent through the NHL trade market. He knows how difficult it is to lure players to Buffalo in free agency. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Hurricanes to match Montreal’s offer sheet for Sebastian Aho

The Carolina Hurricanes are keeping star forward Sebastian Aho and say they will match the $42 million offer sheet the Montreal Canadiens tendered him. General manager Don Waddell announced the …


Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman practices patience in free agency

Steve Yzerman is practicing patience in his first year as the Detroit Red Wings’ general manager. The Hockey Hall of Famer and former Red Wings great made some subtle moves …


Jackets look to reassemble pieces after free agent losses

The Columbus Blue Jackets lost three of their best players to free agency and now have to figure out how to fill the holes. Forward Artemi Panarin left for the …


Islanders keep Anders Lee, sign Semyon Varlamov to replace Robin Lehner

From the start of New York Islanders training camp last September, Anders Lee insisted his impending free agency situation was different from the one John Tavares went through. Ultimately, he …


Spokane Chiefs select goaltender Lukas Parik, defenseman Matvei Startsev in import draft

The Spokane Chiefs selected goaltender Lukas Parik with the 43rd overall pick and defenseman Matvei Startsev with the 103rd during Thursday’s 2019 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

NHL Seattle chooses Palm Springs as site for new AHL farm team

NHL Seattle has filed an application for an American Hockey League (AHL) expansion franchise that would begin play by 2021 in a new $250 million, 10,000-seat arena in Palm Springs, …


For Craig Berube, accountability led to a Stanley Cup for Blues

The St. Louis Blues are coming off the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. They did it behind coach Craig Berube, who took over in November and led a …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Goalie Roberto Luongo retires after 19 NHL seasons

Florida goalie Roberto Luongo has decided to retire after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement on his Twitter account. His 489 career victories are third in NHL history …


Erik Karlsson among those choosing to stay put, avoid free agency

San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson is one of several players who could have probably landed richer contracts by going to free agency. They opted instead to re-sign with their current …


Brooks Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cup titles

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has decided to retire after 15 NHL seasons and two Stanley Cup championships. The 38-year-old says his body is telling him “it is time to …


NHL salary cap lower than projected at $81.5 million

The NHL salary cap for next season has been set at $81.5 million, which is $1.5 lower than initially projected. The league and the NHL Players’ Association announced the figure …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Salary cap-related trades overshadow 2nd day of NHL draft

Salary cap crunch leads to P.K. Subban, Patrick Marleau and J.T. Miller getting traded and overshadowing the second day of the NHL draft. The New Jersey Devils came out as …


Steve Yzerman puts stamp on 1st Detroit draft with unexpected pick

Back home in Detroit, it took Steve Yzerman only a matter of minutes into Friday’s NHL draft to put his imprint on the future of the Red Wings. It came …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

New Jersey Devils select U.S. center Jack Hughes with 1st pick in NHL draft

The New Jersey Devils have selected American center Jack Hughes with the first pick in the NHL draft. Hughes is from Orlando, Florida, and becomes the eighth American selected No. …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

AP Source: NHL salary cap will fall short of projections

A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirms to The Associated Press the NHL’s salary cap for next season will be between $81.5 and $82 million. That is at …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

NHL expands video review after calls missed in playoffs

The NHL is expanding its video review process to a format that would have had the potential to alter two notable missed calls occurring during the playoffs, – though the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Ray Shero has a Devil of an NHL draft decision: Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero will keep everyone waiting one more day. He will choose between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov has won the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award after his 128-point regular season.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Gary Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

Alex Meruelo has been approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league’s belief …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of former MVP Corey Perry

The Anaheim Ducks have bought out the contract of former NHL MVP Corey Perry after his 14 seasons with the franchise. Perry has spent his entire career with the Ducks, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

National Hockey League general managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any time in recent years. Much of that has to do with a wide gap between …