NHL News

7:07 AM ET The Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League has been purchased by a team of investors, led by Cannon Capital managing partner Miles Arnone. It’s a significant step for the NWHL, which is aiming for sustainability as many of the sport’s top stars have opted to sit out this season. The
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9:24 AM ET The Boston Bruins have two of their young, key blueliners under contract for a couple of years, signing restricted free agent Brandon Carlo to a two-year deal Tuesday. The team announced that the contract carries an annual average value of $2.85 million. The Bruins signed defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a three-year, $14.7
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5:46 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The arena for Seattle’s NHL expansion franchise remains on track to open sometime in the summer of 2021. Construction officials said Monday that the entire bowl of the former KeyArena has been demolished and excavation work is ongoing. Officials hope to begin digging down 15 feet from the
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10:45 AM ET Another top restricted free agent signed with his current team Sunday when defenseman Charlie McAvoy inked a three-year, $14.7 million deal. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney made the announcement that the 21-year-old would remain with the team, just days after training camp began. The Bruins have their first preseason game Monday night
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10:43 AM ET Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended three games for inappropriate conduct, the NHL announced Saturday. Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the 2019 IIHF World Championship on May 26. He will not appeal the suspension. “I am once again sorry that I have disappointed my family, my teammates, and the
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3:10 PM ET Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, coming off a career season, has signed a seven-year, $53.025 million contract extension, the team announced Saturday. The deal averages $7.575 million per season and runs through the 2026-27 season. Wild general manager Bill Guerin announced the new deal with the 29-year-old Spurgeon, who set career highs
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10:38 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — A posthumous study of Stan Mikita’s brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the Boston University CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Chicago Honors
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7:49 PM ET The Toronto Maple Leafs and restricted free-agent winger Mitch Marner have agreed to a six-year deal, sources told ESPN, ending one of the most controversial negotiations of the NHL offseason. Marner’s deal carries a $10.893 million average annual value against the salary cap. That makes the 22-year-old the third highest paid member
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12:59 PM ET Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenseman Josh Morrissey to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension. The Jets announced the move on Thursday, one day before the start of training camp. The deal, which starts in 2020-21 and carries Morrissey through the 2027-28 season, has an average annual
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7:04 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore says he underwent surgery for testicular cancer during the offseason and is expected to make a full recovery. Theodore revealed his cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment in an essay Thursday in The Players’ Tribune . Theodore didn’t indicate whether he will
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10:55 AM ET Associated Press BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have signed coach Bruce Cassidy to a multiyear contract extension, rewarding him for the team’s trip to the Stanley Cup Final in just his second full season on the bench. General manager Don Sweeney announced the extension Wednesday, a day before training camp begins. How
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2:52 PM ET The Minnesota Wild announced that they have re-signed forward Kevin Fiala to a two-year, $6 million deal. The 23-year-old Swiss native had 13 goals and 26 assist last season, split between the Wild and Nashville Predators. Fiala was drafted in the first round (11th overall) by the Predators in 2014. He was
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3:21 PM ET Associated Press P.K. Subban doesn’t want to give advice to all the unsigned young players around the NHL. He just vividly remembers his own experience as a restricted free agent. Before he signed a short, so-called “bridge” contract, he took some motherly advice. “My mom picked up the phone and called me
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