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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...

Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either...

Maple Leafs trade Joshua to Blues for future considerations

Jul. 12, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues acquired forward Dakota Joshua from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday for future considerations. The Blues signed the 23-year-old former Ohio State player to a two-year entry-level contract. From Dearborn, Michigan, Joshua had nine goals and 13 assists in 32 games last...

F Johan Larsson re-signs with Buffalo Sabres

Jul. 12, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million. Larsson was a restricted free agent. The Swede had six goals and eight assists in 73 games with Buffalo last season. The team announced the contract on Friday. Larsson made his NHL debut...

Flyers executive Paul Holmgren becomes adviser for franchise

Jul. 12, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren has stepped down to become a senior adviser for the franchise. General manager Chuck Fletcher becomes president of hockey operations in a related move. Fletcher reports directly to Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott. Holmgren has...