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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...

Preds sign forward Yakov Trenin to 2 year, $3.4 million deal

Aug. 05, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators signed forward Yakov Trenin to a two-year, $3.4 million contract Friday after going through arbitration. Trenin, 25, is coming off his best season yet setting career-highs with 80 games played, 17 goals scored, 24 points, 33 blocked...

Michigan cuts ties with embattled hockey coach Mel Pearson

Aug. 05, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has cut ties with hockey coach Mel Pearson. The school announced its decision on Friday. Pearson's contract expired after last season and he had been an at-will employee, pending a review of the program. An...

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...

Blackhawks face Wild in Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum on Oct. 2

Aug. 03, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee will host an NHL game for the first time in more than three decades when the Chicago Blackhawks face the Minnesota Wild at Fiserv Forum, the home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. The Oct. 2 preseason matchup marks the first NHL game at Milwaukee since...

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....

AP source: Ducks closing in on deal with D John Klingberg

Jul. 29, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks are close to signing John Klingberg, the top defenseman on the NHL free agent market, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the Ducks and Klingberg haven't finalized every...

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...