Latest NHL Atlantic Division News

Goalie Roberto Luongo retires after 19 NHL seasons

Jun. 26, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo wanted to keep playing and keep chasing the elusive Stanley Cup, largely because he believes the Florida Panthers are finally in position to be a playoff contender. His body wanted otherwise. And Luongo ultimately listened. The most popular player in Panthers history...

Lightning sign 2019 first-round draft pick Nolan Foote

Jun. 25, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed 2019 first-round draft pick Nolan Foote to a three-year entry level contract. The Lightning took the 18-year old forward from Kelowna of the Western Hockey League 27th overall. He is the younger brother of the Lightning's 2017 first-round pick Cal...

Bruins sign D Steven Kampfer to 2-year deal

Jun. 25, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Steven Kampfer to a two-year contract extension that will pay him $800,000 per season. The 30-year-old Kampfer was acquired from the New York Rangers last September, bringing him back to the team he made his NHL debut with in 2010. He played 38 games...

Blue Jackets at center of attention as NHL free agency looms

Jun. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and...

Salary cap-related trades overshadow 2nd day of NHL draft

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey. Forward...

The Latest: J.T. Miller traded to Vancouver

Jun. 22, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the NHL draft (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center J.T. Miller in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay received journeyman minor-league goalie Marek Mazanec and two draft picks in the deal, including a...

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Patrick Marleau to Hurricanes

Jun. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have freed up valuable salary-cap space by trading veteran forward Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes acquired a conditional first-round pick and a seventh-round selection in next year's draft. The trade was announced...

Devils select US center Hughes with 1st pick in NHL draft

Jun. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first round of the NHL draft wasn't so much unpredictable as the game is becoming more international. That was Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill's observation following an opening round Friday that featured an international theme and numerous twists. Selected by...

Yzerman puts stamp on 1st Detroit draft with unexpected pick

Jun. 21, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Back home in Detroit, it took Steve Yzerman only a matter of minutes Friday in the NHL draft to put his imprint on the future of the Red Wings. It came with the No. 6 overall pick and a selection that was unexpected. Moritz Seider, the newest member of the Red Wings, was...

Lightning's Callahan diagnosed with back disease

Jun. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has been diagnosed with degenerative back disease and will be placed on long-term injury reserve. Team vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois made the announcement Thursday, saying the 34-year-old Callahan has "degenerative disk...