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By The Canadian Press October 14th, 2019 NEW YORK — Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid was named the NHL’s first star of the week Monday. Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine and Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby were the second and third stars, respectively for the NHL week ending Oct. 13. McDavid had two goals and
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Vladislav Namestnikov’s brief time with the New York Rangers has come to an end. The speedy Russian forward has been traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick and defenseman Nick Ebert. The Rangers also retained $750,000 of Namestnikov’s $4 million cap hit. Namestnikov was brought to New York in
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By The Canadian Press September 20th, 2019 TAMPA, Fla. — Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Dan Girardi has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 seasons. Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 ratings. He also played in 143 playoff games, four
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The Ottawa Senators have avoided the stress of next summer by re-signing pending restricted free agent (RFA) and star defenseman Thomas Chabot. The deal is for eight years, $64 million and is a big step forward for the young squad. With the drama around numerous RFA’s this summer, general manager Pierre Dorion and the Senators
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RENOUS, N.B. — A tiny New Brunswick community, known mainly for its federal maximum-security prison, has been transformed into Hockeyville in celebration of the game — and in memory of a young player who died too soon. With a population of less than 750 people, Renous didn’t even have a “Welcome” sign along the highway until recently. Motorists driving through
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The San Jose Sharks lost their captain when Joe Pavelski signed a new three-year contract with the Dallas Stars back on July 1. The team named their new captain on Thursday by announcing that the “C” will now be stitched to the sweater of Logan Couture. Sharks Make the Obvious Choice Couture becomes the 10th
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The Vancouver Canucks and Brock Boeser have come to terms on a three-year contract worth $17.625 million. The deal carries an annual cap hit of $5.875 million. “We’re very pleased to have Brock re-sign,” said general manager Jim Benning. “He’s a talented player, a key contributor to our offence and an important part of our
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free-agent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year, $1.75 million contract. Shattenkirk was recently bought out by the New York Rangers after year two of his four-year, $26.6 million deal. The right-handed defender didn’t live up to expectations in the Big Apple, collecting just seven goals and 44 assists for
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have extended goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to a eight-year, $76 million contract. Vasilevskiy is coming off of a stellar season, holding a 39-10-4 record with a 2.40 goals against average (GAA) and a .925 save percentage (SV%). He also collected six shutouts. His performance in 2018-19 earned him his first Vezina Trophy,
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report this ad Seattle Times writer Geoff Baker has reported that the newest organization in the NHL will make one of the most important decisions facing an expansion team. Former player Ron Francis will be named the club’s first general manager. (From: “Hall of Famer Ron Francis to be hired as general manager of Seattle’s
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report this ad After taking the team to a Stanley Cup championship, the St. Louis Blues have come to terms with goaltender Jordan Binnington. The club announced that they re-signed the goalie to a two-year, $8.8 million deal. Binnington was a restricted free agent (RFA) coming off a one-year, $650,000 deal. The new deal allows
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The Boston Bruins have re-signed Danton Heinen to a two-year contract extension worth $5.6 million. The deal carries an annual cap hit of $2.8 million and will keep Heinen with the team through the 2020-21 season. This deal comes just under a month before Heinen’s arbitration meeting was set to take place on Aug. 3.
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