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Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

Jul. 23, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft began. The...

Sabres Power up; select Michigan defenseman 1st in NHL draft

Jul. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

The Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. And Wolverines went first and second, with the expansion Seattle Kraken selecting center Matthew Bernier. It marks only the third time, and first...

Buffalo Sabres select University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Jul. 23, 2021 20:08 PM EDT
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres select University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with No. 1 pick in NHL draft.

Buffalo Sabres deal Ristolainen to Flyers for 1st-round pick

Jul. 23, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres launched their offseason overhaul Friday by acquiring an additional first-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristailainen. Eager to build its roster, Buffalo grabbed the Flyers'...

Rangers trade Buchnevich to Blues, begin buying out DeAngelo

Jul. 23, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

The New York Rangers continued their offseason makeover Friday by trading fourth-leading scorer Pavel Buchnevich to the St. Louis Blues for forward Sammy Blais and a 2022 second-round pick. Buchnevich had 20 goals and 28 assists for 48 points in 54 games last season. The...

Canadiens GM: Weber out next season, career possibly over

Jul. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said captain Shea Weber will not play next season because of injuries and that the defenseman's career may be over. Bergevin said on a video conference Thursday that Weber is dealing with a number of...

Sharks re-sign forward Rudolfs Balcers to 2-year deal

Jul. 22, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Rudolfs Balcers to a two-year contract before he hit the market as a restricted free agent. The Sharks also signed pending restricted free agent forward Joachim Blichfeld to a one-year deal Thursday. ...

Kraken create nucleus in expansion draft but more to come

Jul. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For the entirety of his NHL career, anytime Mark Giordano pulled on a jersey there was always a heavy dose of red. When he pulled on the sweater of the Kraken, the only red visible was from the menacing eye in the center of the Seattle logo. ...

NHL roster freeze lifts, flat cap prompts money-saving moves

Jul. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. ...

Oft-injured Avalanche forward Matt Calvert retires at 31

Jul. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert announced his retirement Thursday after 11 seasons in the NHL. The oft-injured Calvert was limited to 18 games last season by a variety of injuries, including a concussion. The two-way forward...