Latest NHL Atlantic Division News

What's in a 'C'? NHL teams put value in having a captain

Sep. 25, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

After more than three years of debate about who should be captain of the New York Rangers, they reached the Eastern Conference final and got within six wins of the Stanley Cup without one. Players never discussed who would have hoisted the Cup had they won it. “We...

For Panthers, the Paul Maurice era gets underway at camp

Sep. 22, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have been through exactly one day of practice. Preseason games start next week. The regular season starts next month and goes until mid-April. The grind is just beginning. Nonetheless, Paul Maurice is in playoff mode. ...

Sabres reward GM Kevyn Adams with contract extension

Sep. 21, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Though his rebuilding job is far from complete, Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams signed a contract extension on Wednesday, an indication that ownership believes he has the franchise pointed in the right direction. Terms of the extension were not...

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

Sep. 21, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Training camps open around the NHL on Thursday after another short offseason, a third in a row squeezed by the pandemic. That doesn’t bother Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon one bit. For one of hockey's best players and his teammates, it's already time to get back on the...

Tkachuk, Panthers ready for 1st training camp together

Sep. 21, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov was sound asleep at his home in Finland when the trade that brought Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers was finalized, which isn’t surprising considering it was around 4 a.m. in that part of the world. He woke up and read texts...

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as a Bruin

Sep. 20, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The player the NHL knew as “Big Zee” is calling it a career. Zdeno Chara signed a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and announced his retirement Tuesday after 24 seasons in the NHL and captaining Boston to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The...

P.K. Subban announces retirement after 13 NHL seasons

Sep. 20, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

Defenseman P.K. Subban announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday following 13 seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils. The 33-year-old former Norris Trophy winner shared the news on social media. Subban, who is from...

Slafkovsky disappointed he can't deliver win in Habs' debut

Sep. 16, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In finishing his Canadiens' competitive debut with a near three-minute shift, Montreal's celebrated rookie forward Juraj Slafkovsky had more than enough energy to take one long spin around the ice before heading to the locker room. Rather than being spent from...

Anaheim Ducks acquire D Dmitry Kulikov from Minnesota

Aug. 31, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks acquired defenseman Dmitry Kulikov from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in a trade for future considerations. The 31-year-old Kulikov had seven goals and 17 assists with a plus-23 rating over 80 games last season for the Wild, who signed the...

Sabres re-sign goalie Luukkonen to 2-year, $1.675M contract

Aug. 31, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are providing Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen two more years to develop into an NHL starter after signing the goalie to a $1,675,000 contract Wednesday. Luukkonen was a restricted free agent, who has spent most of the past two seasons in minors. He has...