Latest Josh Manson News

Parade and parties over, Avs focus on Stanley Cup defense

Sep. 22, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Erik Johnson just didn’t have enough hours in the day for all of the plans he had for his new companion, the Stanley Cup. The veteran Colorado defenseman made the rounds the best he could this month as he celebrated the Avalanche’s first title since 2001. For...

Avs add forward depth, sign Rodrigues to a 1-year, $2M deal

Sep. 12, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche added more depth at forward by signing Evan Rodrigues to a one-year, $2 million deal on Monday. The move comes on the heels of losing Nazem Kadri in free agency to Calgary. The Avalanche are banking that Rodrigues can help...

Nazem Kadri signs 7-year, $49M deal with Calgary Flames

Aug. 18, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri is going to the Calgary Flames, leaving the Colorado Avalanche after helping them win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001. Calgary announced a $49 million, seven-year contract Thursday, meaning Kadri will count $7 million against the...

Anaheim Ducks sign D John Klingberg for 1 year, $7 million

Jul. 29, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks signed John Klingberg to a one-year, $7 million contract on Friday, landing the top defenseman on the NHL free agent market. The offensive-minded Swede is leaving Dallas, where he had spent his entire NHL career while racking up 71 goals and...

Blue Jackets sign top NHL free-agent, "Johnny Hockey"

Jul. 13, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

A hectic start to the NHL’s free-agency period Wednesday closed with the Columbus Blue Jackets landing the highest-profile player: "Johnny Hockey.” Johnny Gaudreau cashed in on a career season by signing a $68.25 million, seven-year contract with Columbus in the Blue Jackets’...

Contenders re-sign key players at start of NHL free agency

Jul. 13, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

Recent Stanley Cup winners spent the first day of NHL free agency re-signing key players to long-term contracts. The reigning champion Colorado Avalanche brought back big defender Josh Manson and signed versatile winger Artturi Lehkonen. The team they beat in the final, the Tampa Bay...

Avalanche promote Sakic to president of hockey operations

Jul. 11, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic's title has changed. His task has not: Keep the Colorado Avalanche at the summit of hockey. The Stanley Cup champion Avalanche promoted Sakic on Monday to president of hockey operations, which means he no longer deals with the day-to-day general manager...

Gaudreau, Kadri among players to watch in NHL free agency

Jul. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The top players expected to be available in NHL free agency include an MVP candidate who might have the chance to go home and a veteran who flipped his old playoff script to become a Stanley Cup champion. Each had a career year at the perfect time. Calgary Flames...

Flurry of trades, signings expected before NHL free agency

Jul. 10, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

While Julien BriseBois knows exactly how confident he is about the possibility of re-signing playoff performer Ondrej Palat and veteran defenseman Jan Rutta, he's not saying. "Still working on that," the two-time Stanley Cup-winning general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning said....

Avs start moves toward defending title, bring back Cogliano

Jul. 05, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup championship celebrations are quieting down for the Colorado Avalanche. Time to get down to the business of defending their title. Colorado's first big move in what's sure to be a busy offseason was re-signing veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to a...