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11:36 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract. The team announced the move Wednesday. Hicketts played in 11 games with the Red Wings in 2018-19. He also had 27 points in 64 games with Grand Rapids of the AHL. The 23-year-old Hicketts has
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3:18 PM ET The Colorado Avalanche have signed restricted free agent J.T. Compher to a four-year contract. According to The Athletic, the deal carries an annual average value of $3.5 million. “J.T. has been one of our most versatile forwards over the past two years,” Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement. “He
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10:59 PM ET Seattle’s new NHL franchise has its first general manager. Hall of Famer Ron Francis will be named the expansion team’s GM, a source told ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, confirming a Seattle Times report. Francis will receive a multiyear contract from the team, which is expected to make the hire official later this week,
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5:52 PM ET The Anaheim Ducks have signed veteran defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms weren’t announced. Del Zotto spent part of the 2018-19 season with Anaheim before being traded to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Blues. The 29-year-old is in a much different place than when
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10:09 AM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has signed a one-year deal in the Kontinental Hockey League as he sits out the final months of his NHL suspension. Russian KHL club Avangard Omsk says it signed Voynov to a one-year deal. His NHL suspension, imposed after the league
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1:22 PM ET The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Andre Burakovsky to a one-year contract. TSN reports that the deal is for $3.25 million. The restricted free agent was acquired from the Washington Capitals June 28 for forward Scott Kosmachuk, a second-round pick in the 2020 draft and a third-round selection in the 2020 draft..
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10:30 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL free-agent feeding frenzy has been reduced to a few nibbles. Team executives have absconded to their cottages. Hockey insiders are firing up their blenders for frozen beverages rather than Twitter for breaking news. So as hockey reaches its contemplative stretch of summer, what exactly have we learned from
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3:58 PM ET Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars have re-signed center Jason Dickinson to a $3 million, two-year contract, bringing back an emerging leader after he established career highs in scoring and playing time. Dickinson was a solid playoff performer in his postseason debut as the Stars reached the second round before
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8:28 PM ET The St. Louis Blues have reached a deal with goaltender Jordan Binnington on a two-year contract with an annual average value of $4.4 million, the Stanley Cup champions announced Saturday. Binnington had been a restricted free agent and avoided arbitration by agreeing to the deal on Saturday. “I’m happy to get this
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10:44 AM ET ESPN News Services RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and free-agent center Ryan Dzingel have agreed on a two-year, $6.75 million contract. The deal announced Friday by general manager Don Waddell will pay Dzingel $3.25 million this season and $3.5 million in 2020-21. “Ryan has proven that he can be an impact
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12:54 PM ET The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Flyers president Paul Holmgren has stepped down to become a senior adviser for the franchise. General manager Chuck Fletcher becomes president of hockey operations in a related move. Fletcher reports directly to Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott. Holmgren has been a Flyers player, assistant
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3:49 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The St. Louis Blues‘ Stanley Cup championship run had an ubiquitous soundtrack to it: Laura Branigan’s 1982 disco classic “Gloria,” which became their postgame victory song, while “Play Gloria!” became a rallying cry found on T-shirts, hats and other trinkets sold inside and outside the arena during the postseason. The
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6:58 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks re-signed forwards Dylan Gambrell and Antti Suomela on Thursday. Gambrell agreed to a two-year deal, and Suomela to a one-year contract. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The 22-year-old Gambrell has failed to record a point in 11 regular-season games with San Jose, three
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5:58 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens re-signed Finnish forwards Joel Armia and Artturi Lehkonen to two-year contracts Thursday. Armia’s contract has an average annual value of $2.6 million, while Lehkonen’s has an average of $2.4 million. Armia, 26, set career highs for goals (13), power-play goals (two) and power-play points (six)
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4:26 PM ET The Vancouver Canucks continued their offseason makeover by signing free-agent forward Micheal Ferland on Wednesday. Ferland gets a four-year deal with an average annual value of $3.5 million. “Micheal is an energetic player that drives the play and can contribute in all three zones,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a
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4:31 PM ET The Los Angeles Kings re-signed restricted free agent Alex Iafallo after his career year — avoiding arbitration. The forward set career highs with 15 goals and 18 assists. He receives a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.425 million. The 25-year-old was a bright spot for a down Kings team
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12:14 AM ET Associated Press Former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson has died. He was 48. Tom Laidlaw, his former agent, told USA Today that Johnson died Monday at his home in Michigan. No other details were provided. Johnson also played for Detroit, Pittsburgh and Chicago during his 12 seasons in the NHL, finishing with
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