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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

AP source: Seattle close to naming Ron Francis as GM

Seattle’s NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

The Washington Capitals have taken care of their biggest remaining offseason priority by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. He had been a restricted free agent …


Blackhawks trade center Artem Anisimov to Ottawa for Zack Smith

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Artem Anisimov to Ottawa in exchange for Zack Smith. It is a swap of 31-year-old forwards. Anisimov played four seasons for the Blackhawks, scoring 77 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Spokane Chiefs see seamless transition to new coach Manny Viveiros

As Bobby Brett tells it, when Scott Carter hired Dan Lambert two years ago to coach the Spokane Chiefs hockey team, the general manager told the Chiefs’ managing partner that …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Growing number of high-end U.S. picks in NHL draft is no fluke

Hearing the names of seven U.S.-born players called within the opening 15 picks of last month’s NHL draft was a striking confirmation of how far junior hockey in this country …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …