Latest National Hockey League News

Forward Colin White signs six-year deal with Ottawa Senators

Aug. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Colin White to a six-year contract with an average annual value of $4.75 million. White had 14 goals and 27 assists in 71 games last year in his first full season in the NHL, his 41 points fifth best among rookies. The 21st overall pick in 2015, White...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

Aug. 21, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team's 19-year history, three weeks after predecessor Paul Fenton was fired by...

Former Rangers and 'Miracle on Ice' player charged in attack

Aug. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbor with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones. The...

Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies

Aug. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where...

Avs agree to 1-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin

Aug. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin. The 24-year-old had 10 assists and no goals in 57 games last season with the Dallas Stars. He has 23 goals and 51 assists in 223 career games while in Dallas. Nichushkin was brought in by the Avalanche to add...

Red Wings get F Adam Erne from Lightning for 4th-round pick

Aug. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the move Wednesday, adding a player he drafted in the second round in 2013 while running Tampa Bay's front office. The...

Carolina signs GM Don Waddell to 3-year extension

Aug. 12, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension. Owner Tom Dundon announced the signing Monday. Terms were not disclosed. The 60-year-old Waddell had been mentioned as a candidate for the Minnesota Wild's GM vacancy....

Panthers to retire goalie Roberto Luongo's number in March

Aug. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo regrets not having more friends and family at his last game with the Florida Panthers. If he had known he was retiring, a decision he didn't make until weeks later, he would have ensured that more of the people closest to him were there that night. They're all invited...

NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the...

Play resumes at Jets-Giants after 59-minute weather delay

Aug. 8, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Jets-Giants preseason game resumed after a 59-minute delay for severe weather that sent the teams to the locker rooms and forced fans to take shelter in the covered areas of MetLife Stadium on Thursday night. Referee Clete Blakeman announced the delay with 1:23 left in the...