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Michigan names Naurato interim coach after Pearson exit

Aug. 07, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan promoted Brandon Naurato to interim hockey coach for one season on Sunday, two days after cutting ties with coach Mel Pearson following an investigation into the men's program. “We are fortunate to have someone of Brandon...

Jonathan Huberdeau gets $84M, 8-year extension with Flames

Aug. 05, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames and recently acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau have agreed to an $84 million, eight-year contract extension. The 29-year-old Huberdeau came to Calgary from the Florida Panthers with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, forward Cole Schwindt and...

Devils avoid arbitration with Wood with 1-year, $3.2M deal

Aug. 04, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration with Miles Wood, agreeing to a one-year, $3.2 million deal with the forward. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing Thursday night, two days before the two sides were scheduled to go to arbitration. Wood...

Devils avoid arbitration, sign Bratt to 1-year, $5.4M deal

Aug. 03, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration with Jesper Bratt, signing the up-and-coming Swedish forward to a one-year, $5.45 million contract. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing Wednesday before the two sides were scheduled to go to arbitration....

Rangers agree with winger Kaapo Kakko on 2-year contract

Jul. 28, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on a two-year contract worth $4.2 million. The deal with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft carries an annual salary cap hit of $2.1 million. General manager Chris Drury announced the agreement...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Ethan Bear to 1-year contract

Jul. 28, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Ethan Bear to a one-year, $2.2 million contract. The team announced the deal Thursday, exactly one year since the Hurricanes acquired Bear in a trade with Edmonton. Bear had five goals and nine...

Sharks hire David Quinn as new head coach

Jul. 26, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have hired former New York Rangers coach David Quinn as their new head coach. The Sharks announced Tuesday that Quinn would replace the fired Bob Boughner as the Sharks overhaul their management and coaching team. “His...

Devils sign D Jonas Siegenthaler for 5 years, $17 million

Jul. 26, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a five-year, $17 million contract extension starting next season. General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing on Tuesday, saying the Swiss defenseman would make an annual average of $3.4...

Panthers welcome Tkachuk, the latest big move of the summer

Jul. 25, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The easiest thing for the Florida Panthers this summer would have been to maintain the status quo, especially after posting the NHL’s best record. The Panthers went a different way. Matthew Tkachuk was introduced Monday as the team's newest...

Panthers get Tkachuk from Flames for Huberdeau, Weegar

Jul. 23, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk and Jonathan Huberdeau had the best years of their career this past season. And now they're changing places in an NHL blockbuster. Tkachuk was traded to the Florida Panthers on Friday night, with Huberdeau part of the haul that is...