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7:13 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenseman Deryk Engelland on Tuesday to a one-year deal for the upcoming season. The contract includes a $700,000 base salary and incentives that could bring the total value of the deal to $1.5 million. The 37-year-old Engelland played in 74 games last
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11:17 AM ET The Nashville Predators have signed forward Colton Sissons to a seven-year, $20 million contract that runs through the 2025-26 season. Sissons, 25, scored 15 goals and 30 points — both career highs — in 75 games with the Predators this past season. “Colton will be an important part of our team for
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5:09 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have a tentative agreement for a new arena to replace the Saddledome. The city, NHL team and the Calgary Stampede have agreed in principle to terms. The Stampede, a rodeo exhibition, owns the land. The deal was to be presented to the City Council
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4:57 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese avoided arbitration on Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The deal is worth $1 million annually. The two sides came together minutes before heading to arbitration. “We were actually setting up for the meeting and
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7:39 PM ET The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Oskar Sundqvist to a four-year, $11 million contract extension, the team said Sunday. Sundqvist, 25, appeared in 75 regular-season games with the Blues in 2018-19, scoring 14 goals with 17 assists and logging 22 penalty minutes. The forward had four goals and five assists in
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7:35 PM ET Defenseman Neal Pionk agreed to a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, the team announced. Pionk, 23, was acquired by Winnipeg in June from the New York Rangers. His new deal has an average annual value of $3 million, the Jets said. Pionk had 26 points (six goals, 20 assists)
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8:17 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames swapped contract problems on Friday, as winger Milan Lucic waived his no-movement clause for a trade for winger James Neal. The Oilers included a conditional third-round pick in 2020. They also retained salary on the deal. Lucic, 31, signed a seven-year, $42 million free-agent
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4:48 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — The Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, whom they acquired from the Winnipeg Jets in a major offseason trade. The deal reached Friday with Trouba, 25, is for seven years and $56 million, with an $8 million salary cap hit for
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12:00 PM ET Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — A man has been charged with forging the signature of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid on team jerseys and then selling them for big profits. Edmonton police say the 23-year-old man in April 2018 contacted several people on Facebook, claiming he was employed by either the Edmonton
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10:35 AM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL’s continued outreach in that country. Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He’s expected to take part in youth hockey clinics, interviews and business development meetings. The Russian star said
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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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9:10 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN If I were one of the executives hiring Ron Francis as the first general manager of the Seattle Whatevers — and I’m still all-in on the “Sasquatch” or “Kraken,” for the record — my first question would have been a simple one: “How much of that was your fault?” Under
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9:53 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — A police report says the death of former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson was an apparent suicide, according to the Detroit News. The paper said Wednesday it had obtained a Rochester Police report, and that Johnson was found by his wife shortly before 10 a.m. on July 7.
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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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