Latest NHL Atlantic Division News

Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield dies at 77

Sep. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield, the mild-mannered sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s, has died. He was 77. Stanfield died Monday and the Bruins announced his death Tuesday. A cause of death was not given. A...

Buffalo Bills to require proof of vaccination from fans

Sep. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills joined the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday as the only NFL teams to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all fans over the age of 12. The rules will be the same for Buffalo Sabres games at the KeyBank Center when the NHL...

After splashy start, Panthers' goalie Knight preps for camp

Sep. 14, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Spencer Knight ended last season as Florida’s heir apparent at goaltender. Thing is, it’s just not apparent to Knight yet. Set to begin his first full pro season, Knight is tuning up for training camp by going through a development...

Holmgren, McNab, Fischler elected to US Hockey Hall of Fame

Sep. 09, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Longtime NHL player, coach and executive Paul Holmgren, retired forward Peter McNab and broadcaster Stan Fischler make up the 2021 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. USA Hockey announced the class Thursday. Holmgren, McNab and Fischler...

NHL's Panthers offer deals to 200 FAU female athletes

Sep. 08, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers were seeking a female athlete from Florida Atlantic University to be the next college student they sign to an endorsement deal. Unable to choose one, they’re making the offer to more than 200 of them. The...

Kotkaniemi goes to Hurricanes after Canadiens pass on match

Sep. 04, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Saturday the club won’t match Carolina’s one-year, $6.1 million offer for the 21-year-old restricted free agent forward. ...

Detroit signs defenseman Filip Hronek to $13.2M, 3-year deal

Sep. 03, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed Filip Hronek to a three-year, $13.2 million Friday. The Czech defenseman will count $4.4 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Hronek has 16 goals and 64 assists for 80 points through...

Sabres re-sign Mittelstadt, Jokiharju to 3-year contracts

Sep. 02, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres locked up two youngsters considered integral to their rebuilding plans by re-signing center Casey Mittelstadt and defenseman Henri Jokiharju on Thursday to three-year contracts each worth $7.5 million. Both were restricted free...

Chris Pronger settling into quieter life outside hockey

Sep. 02, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

Chris Pronger finished a game of air hockey and put the paddle down to pick up the phone. It's as close to hockey as the Hall of Fame defenseman will get any time soon. Pronger worked in the NHL's department of player safety after his playing days...

Hurricanes tender $6.1M offer sheet to Canadiens' Kotkanemi

Aug. 28, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

The Hurricanes tendered an offer sheet Saturday to Canadiens restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi, a response to Montreal trying to poach Carolina's Sebastian Aho the same way two years ago. Kotkaniemi signed the offer sheet for $6.1 million for next season. The...