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Rangers agree to sign DeAngelo, Georgiev to 2-year deals

Oct. 15, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers agreed to two-year contracts with defenseman Tony DeAngelo and goaltender Alexandar Georgiev on Thursday. DeAngelo’s deal is worth $9.6 million and Georgiev’s $4.85 million. The 24-year-old DeAngelo is coming off his best year as a pro, setting career...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers might be on the clock in owning the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Tuesday, Oct. 6. That, and the prospect of selecting Quebec star forward Alexis Lafreniere, doesn't mean the still-retooling Rangers will be anywhere closer to being a contender, team president John Davidson cautions. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Rangers agree with top pick Lafrenière on rookie contract

Oct. 12, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

Alexis Lafrenière isn't going back to play junior hockey in Quebec, and the Rangers hope he's on the ice in New York sooner than later. The Rangers agreed to terms Monday with the No. 1 draft pick on his three-year, entry-level contract that includes the lucrative bonuses typical for a player selected in...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Rangers' Jesper Fast looks to pass during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif. The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a deal with Fast on a three-year contract. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Hurricanes agree to terms on 3-year deal with RW Fast

Oct. 10, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a deal with right wing Jesper Fast on a three-year contract. The team announced the agreement Saturday, saying it would the deal will have an average annual value of $2 million through the 2022-23 season. Carolina president and general manager Don...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Stastny is returning to the Winnipeg Jets after being acquired in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights in a move completed hours before the NHL’s free-agency signing period opened on Friday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

Oct. 9, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. The effects of a flat salary cap took its toll on the Lightning less than two weeks after winning their second Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay bid farewell to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed with Anaheim,...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, with New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Washington. Lundqvist signed with the Capitals when free agency opened Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Lundqvist to Caps, goalie carousel spins in NHL free agency

Oct. 9, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

Nets around the NHL will look very different next season after a flurry of musical goaltenders in free agency. Henrik Lundqvist is joining a team he tormented in the playoffs for years, Braden Holtby is leaving the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup, Jacob Markstrom got big bucks to join the Battle of Alberta...

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. The Penguins got the action started on the second day of the NHL draft by trading goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh got a second-round pick, 52nd overall, and forward prospect Jonathan Gruden for Murray. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Trade action heats up at NHL draft ahead of free agency

Oct. 7, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

Two Stanley Cup-winning players got traded, a few others got new contracts and almost 200 prospects got to — virtually — live out their dreams by having their names called on the second day of the NHL draft. It took over seven hours to complete rounds 2-7 Wednesday at the draft held online from 31...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers might be on the clock in owning the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Tuesday, Oct. 6. That, and the prospect of selecting Quebec star forward Alexis Lafreniere, doesn't mean the still-retooling Rangers will be anywhere closer to being a contender, team president John Davidson cautions. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

NY Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Oct. 7, 2020 2:46 AM EDT

Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. The playmaking forward had to settle for being selected first overall by the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. “Obviously, it’s different, and we didn’t...

FILE - In this June 20, 2012, file photo, New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist poses with the Vezina Trophy after winning the award for the league's best goalie during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Hank to DC? Lundqvist 'really solid candidate' for Capitals

Oct. 6, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

After losing one defenseman possibly for the season and bringing back another one, the Washington Capitals could be on the verge of adding a big name in goal. Washington re-signed Brenden Dillon to a $15.6 million, four-year contract Tuesday, an announcement that came minutes after saying Michal Kempny would miss...

File-Montreal Canadiens center Max Domi (13) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens got the trading started three hours before the first round of the draft began with an intriguing swap of forwards. The Blue Jackets got Domi and a third-round pick from the Canadiens for Josh Anderson. Each player is a restricted free agent who needs a new contract for next season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Columbus, Montreal make only player trade on Day 1 of draft

Oct. 6, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens completed a deal, and that was about it. Not much at all when it comes to trades on the first day of the virtual NHL draft. The Blue Jackets getting center Max Domi and a third-round pick from the Canadiens for winger Josh Anderson on Tuesday was the only trade...

New York Rangers select Canadian forward Alexis Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Oct. 6, 2020 7:21 PM EDT
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New York Rangers select Canadian forward Alexis Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft.