Latest NHL Pacific Division News

Karlsson among those choosing to stay put, avoid free agency

Jun. 26, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

Erik Karlsson wanted some time and space. When the San Jose Sharks acquired the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in a trade last September, he and his wife told them up front they wouldn't sign a long-term contract until they played a season to see if it was a fit. They gave general manager Doug Wilson their word...

Sharks extend offers to Meier, Labanc, Gambrell

Jun. 25, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to restricted free agent forwards Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc and Dylan Gambrell. The team declined Tuesday to make an offer to defenseman Joakim Ryan, making him an unrestricted free agent next month. The 26-year-old Ryan had no goals...

Vegas faces offseason moves to get under salary cap

Jun. 25, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights answered one offseason question when they signed William Karlsson to an eight-year contract. Now they have to get under the salary cap before the start of next season. Per Capfriendly.com, the Golden Knights' projected cap hit is currently $89,024,999. The NHL...

Coyotes acquire Soderberg from Avs in exchange for Connauton

Jun. 25, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Carl Soderberg from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Kevin Connauton. Colorado also picks up a third-round selection in the 2020 draft, the team announced Tuesday. Soderberg is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 23...

Golden Knights sign F William Karlsson to 8-year contract

Jun. 24, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed high-scoring forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract. The deal has an average annual value of $5.9 million. Karlsson could have become a restricted free agent July 1. The 26-year-old Karlsson had 24 goals and 32 assists in 82 games last...

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...

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...

Anaheim Ducks re-sign goalie Ryan Miller for another season

Jun. 20, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Veteran goalie Ryan Miller has re-signed for another season with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim also gave one-year contract extensions to defenseman Korbinian Holzer and forward Derek Grant on Thursday. Miller is the winningest U.S.-born goalie in NHL history with 378 career victories....

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...