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Getting another chance: Wild, Guerin good match a year later

Aug. 22, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Interviewing for the same job twice in as many years is a rare occurrence in any profession, yet there was Bill Guerin going to Minnesota once again this summer as a candidate for the general manager vacancy. As the Wild delved deeper this time, burned by their previous pick, Guerin...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

Aug. 21, 2019 8:27 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...

Recently retired Cullen joins Penguins' front office

Aug. 1, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Recently retired forward Matt Cullen is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins, joining the hockey operations department. The team announced Thursday that Cullen will have a player development role. General manager Jim Rutherford called Cullen a "valuable asset" who will put his 21 years...

Penguins acquire Harvard defenseman John Marino from Oilers

Jul. 26, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday acquired Harvard defenseman John Marino from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional draft pick. The Oilers will receive Pittsburgh's 2021 sixth-round draft choice if Marino signs with the Penguins, or if the team trades his rights. The 22-year-old Marino...

Penguins sign F Zach Aston-Reese to 2-year deal

Jul. 22, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese avoided arbitration on Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The deal is worth $1 million annually. The two sides came together minutes before heading to arbitration. "We were actually setting up for...

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle's new NHL club

Jul. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points. When CEO Tod Leiweke and the ownership group of the Seattle NHL expansion team...

Penguins center Matt Cullen retires after 21 seasons

Jul. 11, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins center Matt Cullen has retired after a 21-season career that included three Stanley Cup titles. The 42 year-old won a Cup with Carolina in 2006 and then consecutive titles with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017. Cullen had 266 goals, 465 assists and 502 penalty minutes over 1,516 games...

Penguins sign coach Mike Sullivan to 4-year extension

Jul. 5, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan is sticking around to see if he can get the Pittsburgh Penguins back to the Stanley Cup. The coach whose arrival in the winter of 2015 helped propel the Penguins to championships in 2016 and 2017 agreed to a four-contract extension on Friday that runs through the 2023-24...

Penguins sign versatile forward Tanev to 6-year deal

Jul. 1, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford began his team's longer-than-expected offseason by talking about the need for a culture change. Two months later, the process is finally underway. The Penguins opened free agency Monday by signing versatile forward Brandon Tanev to a six-year deal...

The Latest: New York Rangers land top free agent Panarin

Jul. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 1:15 p.m. The New York Rangers have landed the biggest fish in free agency by agreeing to terms with winger Artemi Panarin. The team announced the contract with Panarin on Monday, about an hour after the market opened. The New York Islanders and Florida Panthers...