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Predators' Ryan Ellis signs 8-year, $50 million contract

Aug. 14, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million that keeps under contract through the 2026-27 season. The 27-year-old Ellis will earn $6.25 million annually starting in 2019-20. He has one year remaining on the five-year, $12.5 million...

Devils re-sign defenseman Steven Santini to 3-year deal

Aug. 14, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Steven Santini to a three-year, $4.25 million contract. General manager Ray Shero said Tuesday that Santini will earn $1.1 million this season, $1.5 million the next and $1.65 million in 2020-21. Santini split last season between New...

New Jersey Devils sign F Kevin Rooney to 2-year contract

Aug. 13, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract. General Manager Ray Shero announced the contract Monday. He says the first year will be a two-way deal in which Rooney will earn $700,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level, with $70,000...

Coyotes sign Dvorak to 6-year contract extension

Aug. 9, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension averaging $4.45 million per year. The deal, announced Thursday, will keep Dvorak in Arizona through 2024-25. The 22-year-old Dvorak was Arizona's third-leading goal scorer with 15 last season and...

Predators GM Poile tops US Hockey Hall of Fame class

Aug. 9, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

David Poile will be honored this winter for a lifetime in hockey. He believes he still has plenty left to do. The Nashville Predators general manager is the headliner for the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie Darwitz,...

Blackhawks announce plans for public visitation for Mikita

Aug. 8, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have announced plans for a public visitation for Hall of Fame forward Stan Mikita on Sunday. Mikita, who helped lead the Blackhawks to the 1961 Stanley Cup title while becoming one of the franchise's most revered figures, died Tuesday. He was 78. The visitation will be...

Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

Aug. 7, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward. He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze statue outside the United Center. He was a regular at home games, drawing loud cheers when he was...

Chicago Blackhawks say Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78

Aug. 7, 2018 4:11 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks say Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78 .

Capitals hire Arniel, Cashman as assistant coaches

Aug. 6, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals filled out new coach Todd Reirden's staff Monday by hiring Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants. For all the continuity on their roster, the Capitals have undergone the most change behind the bench this summer. Coach Barry...

Golden Knights sign Karlsson to $5.25M, 1-year deal

Aug. 4, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights avoided arbitration with a $5.25 million, one-year contract for the high-scoring forward. General manager George McPhee announced the deal Saturday. Karlsson gets a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary. "In the arbitration...