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Red Wings re-sign D Joe Hicketts to 2-year deal

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract. The team announced the move Wednesday. Hicketts played in 11 games with the Red Wings in 2018-19. He also had 27 points in 64 games with Grand Rapids of the AHL. The 23-year-old Hicketts has no goals and...

Report: Police say Greg Johnson's death an apparent suicide

Jul. 17, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A police report says the death of former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson was an apparent suicide, according to the Detroit News. The paper said Wednesday it had obtained a Rochester Police report, and that Johnson was found by his wife shortly before 10 a.m. on July 7. A gun and a...

Avalanche forward J.T. Compher signs four-year deal

Jul. 17, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — J.T. Compher has signed a four-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche that runs through the 2022-23 season. The 24-year-old forward had 16 goals and 16 assists for Colorado last season. He added four goals and two assists in a dozen playoff games, including two goals and an assist against...

AP source: Seattle close to naming Ron Francis as GM

Jul. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not made an announcement. The...

Anaheim Ducks sign Del Zotto, De Leo, Wideman, Kloos

Jul. 16, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Veteran defenseman Michael Del Zotto has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Anaheim Ducks. Centers Chase De Leo and Justin Kloos and defenseman Chris Wideman also signed Tuesday with Anaheim. Del Zotto had three assists in 12 games last season with the Ducks, who acquired...

Wild re-sign Ryan Donato among 3 restricted free agents

Jul. 16, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents: forwards Ryan Donato and Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy. Donato, a natural center who mostly played left wing after arriving from Boston, received a two-year, $3.8 million contract. He had four goals and 12...

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

Jul. 16, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals took care of their biggest remaining offseason priority Tuesday by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. Vrana had been a restricted free agent and will count $3.35 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons....

Blackhawks trade center Artem Anisimov to Ottawa for Smith

Jul. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks traded Artem Anisimov to Ottawa on Tuesday in exchange for Zack Smith, a swap of 31-year-old forwards. Anisimov played four seasons for the Blackhawks, scoring 77 goals and adding 78 assists in 291 games, including 15 goals and 22 assists last season. The Russian has...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Haydn Fleury to 1-year deal

Jul. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Haydn Fleury to a one-year contract worth $850,000. The team announced the deal Tuesday. The 23-year-old skated in 20 regular-season games with the Hurricanes along with nine playoff games last season. He also saw significant action...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign Bishop to 2-way contract

Jul. 15, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed forward Clark Bishop to a two-way contract for the 2019-20 season. The team announced the deal Monday. It will pay the 23-year-old $700,000 at the NHL level and $65,000 at the American Hockey League level, with an $80,000 guarantee. Bishop had a...