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US Olympian Pfalzer returns to NWHL Beauts for 3rd season

Aug. 16, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Olympic team defenseman Emily Pfalzer is returning to play for her hometown National Women's Hockey League Buffalo Beauts for a third season. The Beauts announced they agreed to terms with their captain on Thursday in what becomes the team's latest high-profile addition. She joins...

Ondrej Kase re-signs with Ducks for 3 years, $7.8 million

Aug. 15, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed right wing Ondrej Kase to a three-year, $7.8 million contract. The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday. Kase scored 20 goals last season, establishing himself as a promising talent when given his first extensive NHL playing time. The 22-year-old Czech...

Maine Mariners announce new mascot: Beacon the Puffin

Aug. 15, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Mariners officially have a mascot: Beacon the Puffin. Portland's newest professional hockey franchise announced Wednesday that Beacon will be at all Mariners home games, and the mascot will make appearances in the community year-round. The Puffins was one of the five...

Nominees for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

Aug. 14, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesday featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. Franken's successor, Democratic Sen. Tina Smith, easily...

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...